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  1. #706
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    Quote Originally Posted by NorfolkSouthern1036 View Post
    This is really, really cool. If you check out other dates, you'll see NS and BNSF units there as well. The freight yard too is nice and neat-looking. The yard near me is rotting away!
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    There's a yard near you? That's cool. Could you post a google link to it?

    The yard near me is maybe about 7 miles away and it's very small. It used to be owned by NS but then the whole Delmarva line was sold to the DCR division of the Carload Express. Here's a few shots of the main yard. There's also a switch yard in Dover also, which I think I've posted before.
    Harrington Yard:
    https://www.google.com/maps/@38.9224...7i13312!8i6656
    https://www.google.com/maps/@38.9243...7i16384!8i8192
    https://www.google.com/maps/@38.9178...7i16384!8i8192
    https://www.google.com/maps/@38.9208...7i13312!8i6656
    Dover Switch Yard: You can change the time back and see NS locomotives here.
    https://www.google.com/maps/@39.1429...7i16384!8i8192

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    My yard is about 12 miles away in Lawrence, MA.

    Here's the yard switcher after it derailed in 2008!
    https://goo.gl/maps/aaQ5cTmNKv8xQNgr9

    Not much else to see, sadly because the yard is empty now.

    Just another year showing the crappy trackwork.

    https://goo.gl/maps/nBL76ZAzDHhPttLV7

    There are many standing derailments here according to the crews I've talked to.

    Here's the yard switcher not derailed in 2012 before the mainline was double-tracked again.
    https://goo.gl/maps/DqrhVbbxXvGhNG2i6

    A 2015 shot showing the poor switcher smoldering away as it switches cars. The double-track is in place, but notice the ripped up track in the back near the switcher. All old scrap ties.

    https://goo.gl/maps/WdBpS5724dmVvQdx8

    I'm glad Pan Am was sold to CSX. Maybe we'll see some upgrades since Lawrence is an exchange yard for freights going to Maine from elsewhere and also serves the switchers to Peabody, Boston (whatever remains), Portsmouth, and over to Lowell.

    Nice captures, by the way. I've actually seen those before while poking around. The tracks are in a lot better shape than Lawrence. My city used to have a substantial yard and there was a smaller one across the river in Bradford. The Bradford yard was right outside my apartment, well across the street, and my dad and I would watch the switcher go about its business. Both yards are gone today. Bradford is now a parking lot for the commuter rail and a for commuter train storage. Haverhill-side is a couple of sidings with the rest being ripped up, grass, and weeds.
    Last edited by JCitron; Yesterday at 10:35 AM.
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