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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: 400060

With another successful shove over the hump complete, Y395 heads back to the receiving yard for another train to classify w... (more)

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Locomotive #: CSXT 2436
Train ID: CSX Y395
Photo Date: May 19, 2012


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By: Frank Orona

Added: Jun 08, 2012

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Photo ID: 399481

Three of Clinchfield's SD45-2s - yellow number boards and all - are parked beside an ancient building in the back shop area. That's the Erwin 'hump' in the background.

Railroad: Clinchfield Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD45-2
Location: Erwin, Tennessee, USA
Locomotive #: CRR 3608
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 17, 1975


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By: David Harris

Added: Jun 01, 2012

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Photo ID: 398578

Opened in 1957 by the L&N at a cost of $11 million dollars, Tilford Yard continues to serve CSX well as Y395 shoves hard on a cut of cars and pushes them up to the hump for classification into one... (more)

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Locomotive #: CSXT 2436
Train ID: CSX Y395
Photo Date: May 19, 2012


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By: Frank Orona

Added: May 22, 2012

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Photo ID: 396489

CSX 2445 along with slug 1018

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Selkirk, New York, USA
Locomotive #: CSXT 2445
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 29, 2012


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By: Notchate

Added: Apr 29, 2012

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Photo ID: 396181

Two SD40-2s and a TEBC6 head off for hump duty as storms surround the Twin Cities.

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 1785
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 15, 2012


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By: Lester Zmudzinski

Added: Apr 26, 2012

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Photo ID: 396021

Remote controlled The always fun to capture NS 6190 remote controlled hump engine set makes an appearance at the entrance to the receiving yard where it will couple onto a train that needs... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Irondale, Alabama, USA
Locomotive #: NS 6190
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 10, 2012


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By: Frank Orona

Added: Apr 24, 2012

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Photo ID: 394813

With a switch lined for its movement, the Norris yard hump engine set starts rolling away and begins to enter one of the 12 receiving tracks for the next train awaiting classification this day. <... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Irondale, Alabama, USA
Locomotive #: NS 6190
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 10, 2012


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By: Frank Orona

Added: Apr 11, 2012

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Photo ID: 393051

UP 3102, an SD40-2, is in charge of working the East Hump in Bailey Yard, on this sunny afternoon.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: North Platte, Nebraska, USA
Locomotive #: UP 3102
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 22, 2012


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By: Nick Hart

Added: Mar 24, 2012

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Photo ID: 392731

CSXT SD-40 #2438 and MT-6 Slug #1008 shove a mixed consist over the hump at Selkirk as the sun begins to set. Canon EOS 1D Mark III, Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM, Canon EF 1.4x Extender

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Selkirk, New York, USA
Locomotive #: CSXT 2438
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 20, 2012


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By: CS927

Added: Mar 20, 2012

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Photo ID: 392076

CSXT Selkirk hump set - SD40-2 2438 and Slug 1015 - shove a train over the hump under remote operator control on a sunny spring-like afternoon. NEW NECR Trackside Guide 2012 coming in April...http... (more)

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Bethlehem, New York, USA
Locomotive #: CSXT 2438
Train ID: CSXT Y291-11
Photo Date: March 11, 2012


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By: Kevin Burkholder

Added: Mar 13, 2012

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Photo ID: 390810

One of CSX's somewhat rare GP39s leads a pair of slugs and a caboose towards the hump at Russell. Due to the fact that the GP39s spent a lot of time in CSX's yards, and there aren't that many of ... (more)

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: EMD GP39
Location: Russell, Kentucky, USA
Locomotive #: CSXT 4287
Train ID: Yard job
Photo Date: August, 1991


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By: Wade H. Massie

Added: Feb 27, 2012

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Photo ID: 389520

A remote controlled SD40-2 / MATE (slug) set - CSXT 2437 and 1010 - is shoving cars over the hump at Selkirk, NY, with CN C40-8 2101 and C40-8M 2436 idling in the distance. COMING SOON: Eastern R... (more)

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Selkirk, New York, USA
Locomotive #: CSXT 2437
Train ID: CSXT Remote Hump
Photo Date: February 13, 2012


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By: Kevin Burkholder

Added: Feb 14, 2012

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Photo ID: 387974

A GP-30 works the "hump" at the Brooks Ave. Yard. Cars were cut loose on the hump after a slight shove and they rolled down into the North Yard. Switches were all thrown by hand to get the cars on... (more)

Railroad: Baltimore & Ohio (B&O)
Locomotive: EMD GP30
Location: Gates, New York, USA
Locomotive #: BO 6927
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August, 1977


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By: Mike Stellpflug

Added: Jan 27, 2012

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Photo ID: 386578

An interesting contraption for sure...NS six-axle genset 3850 rolls down the hump at Bellevue. (Taken with permission from NS property)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: NRE 3GS21C
Location: Bellevue, Ohio, USA
Locomotive #: NS 3850
Train ID: unknown
Photo Date: January 10, 2012


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By: Whit Wardell

Added: Jan 11, 2012

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Photo ID: 385441

Normally this is a pretty unusual sight on the East End when you catch a Hump Set drilling cars. Got lucky here with a small sucker hole of direct sunlight that quickly smoldered over back to l... (more)

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: SD40-2
Location: Selkirk, New York, USA
Locomotive #: CSXT 2437
Train ID: Trimmer
Photo Date: December 30, 2010


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By: Gary R. Schermerhorn

Added: Dec 31, 2011

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