Three books of hump yards and car retarders online, four more to go. Unlike the CTC machine photos – a lot of these capture action on the railroad: cars being humped, operators at their control panels, maintainers pulling out equipment racks. There’s even a few night shots which are pretty cool:
I didn’t think the Conway (PRR) group would ever end. Of all the yards, it has the most photos – 190 in all. There’s some neat photos of the VELAC Automatic Classification System equipment racks. And there’s also duplicate photos. I’ll sort thru them a little later and remove the smaller duplicates – but at least everything is posted.
As you’ve probably noticed, none of these photos are cropped – every photo is the complete scan of the 8-1/2″ x 11″ page, including the two punched holes. If I had to crop and trim every photo, I’d need to check into a padded cell. The captions are never at the same spot – some photos run into the holes. No two images would be the same size.
And then there’s this photo – no matter which way its rotated, it still does not look right. I gave up and just went with the same direction as the text:
(Did I make you turn your head on its side to have a look? 🙂
‘H thru Z’ Yards coming soon….