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Hump Yards
One of the most fascinating aspects of railroad operations, hump yards are a necessity for sorting cars, and putting out trains 24 hours a day.
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Photo ID: 459870

Chessie System light power rolls by the hump at Potomac Yard just before sunset.

Railroad: Chessie System
Locomotive: EMD GP40
Location: Alexandria, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: BO 4012
Train ID: N/A
Photo Date: November 24, 1984


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By: John Sesonske

Added: Nov 25, 2013

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Photo ID: 459153

As the third trick operator at North Plattes East Hump checks his array of glowing computer screens, cars continue to roll down the hump to be classified. A UTLX tank car rolls by the lights of t... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: none
Location: North Platte, Nebraska, USA
Locomotive #: n/a
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 04, 2011


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Nov 18, 2013

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Photo ID: 458819

The last car of a potash train to be classified rolls down to its track on the East Hump at North Platte, Nebraska, on the afternoon of May 3, 2011. Union Pacific SD38-2 No. Y801, work finished fo... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD38-2
Location: North Platte, Nebraska, USA
Locomotive #: UPY 801
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 03, 2011


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Nov 16, 2013

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Photo ID: 458797

After being down in the bowl moving an errant car at the East Hump Yard, Union Pacific No. 3138 leads sister SD40-2 No. 3267 and SD38-2 No. Y810 back up the grade and over the hump on May 4, 2011.... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: North Platte, Nebraska, USA
Locomotive #: UP 3138
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 04, 2011


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Nov 15, 2013

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Photo ID: 458569

A set of hump power crests the East Hump as it finishes sorting another train at North Platte, Nebraska, on May 4, 2011. An early spring storm moves east of the city and brings out a last few rays... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: North Platte, Nebraska, USA
Locomotive #: UP 3138
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 04, 2011


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Nov 14, 2013

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Photo ID: 453098

UP SD40-2's 1799 and 3111 shove a cut of cars to the hump at the Alton & Southern's Gateway Yard.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Allorton, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: UP 1799
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 25, 2013


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By: Nick Hart

Added: Sep 28, 2013

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Photo ID: 442573

Two hump sets pass each other as the sun breaks out behind a tropical downpour on a steamy afternoon at Selkirk Yard.

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Selkirk, New York, USA
Locomotive #: CSXT 2439
Train ID: Hump set
Photo Date: July 07, 2013


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By: Gary R. Schermerhorn

Added: Jul 08, 2013

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Photo ID: 440510

The Remote Control Job pushing a cut of cars over the hump

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Selkirk, New York, USA
Locomotive #: CSX 2438
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 01, 2013


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By: Chris Wallace

Added: Jun 19, 2013

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Photo ID: 439814

An NP slug helps an EMD switcher push long strings of cars over the hump.

Railroad: Northern Pacific Railway
Locomotive: slug
Location: Pasco, Washington, USA
Locomotive #: NP ET-2
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August


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By: Steve Schmollinger

Added: Jun 13, 2013

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Photo ID: 439602

Sister locomotives CSXT 2435 and 2436 (former L&N units) are both dedicated hump units with accompanying slugs. Note the modified noses.

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Locomotive #: CSXT 2435
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 10, 2013


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By: Darrell Krueger

Added: Jun 11, 2013

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Photo ID: 437331

Penn Central X 3. The NS 1073 PC heritage unit sits in old Penn Central territory at the Selkirk engine service area. It is framed in the foreground by CSX 1015, an ex Conrail MT-6 slug, former CR... (more)

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Selkirk, New York, USA
Locomotive #: CSXT 2439
Train ID: Hump Service
Photo Date: May 21, 2013


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By: John Sesonske

Added: May 25, 2013

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Photo ID: 436818

Alligator No. 5162 works the Eugene hump.

Railroad: Southern Pacific Railroad
Locomotive: Alco RSD-15
Location: Eugene, Oregon, USA
Locomotive #: SP 5162
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August, 1972


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By: Steve Schmollinger

Added: May 21, 2013

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Photo ID: 435392

Probably The Best Thing About Being At Selkirk Yard Is There's Always Something Moving, And On Nice Days Like This One, Sunsets Are Beautiful Over The Yard, Here Is Y302 Pushing A Cut Cars Back To... (more)

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Selkirk, New York, USA
Locomotive #: CSXT 2439
Train ID: Y302
Photo Date: November 12, 2012


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By: Mike Young

Added: May 09, 2013

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Photo ID: 434961

This is why one goes to Selkirk Yard, four trains in one frame all moving at the same time. As Q017 comes into the yard for a re-crew (CSXT 7358 3rd). Intermodal Q156 is just leaving to head south... (more)

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: GE C40-8W (Dash 8-40CW)
Location: Selkirk, New York, USA
Locomotive #: CSXT 7358
Train ID: CSXT Q017
Photo Date: May 04, 2013


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By: Patrick Lynch

Added: May 05, 2013

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Photo ID: 433554

Brandon Kilgore's recent photo of the old"Triple Nickel" prompted a search through some slides. One year after its rebuild I had the 555 as lead unit on "the beast" Valley 272 on the Lacrosse Divi... (more)

Railroad: Milwaukee Road
Locomotive: EMD SD10
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 555
Train ID: MILW 272
Photo Date: 1975


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Apr 24, 2013

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