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Old April 17th, 2006, 08:42 AM   #1
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Worlds largest railroad yard?

Where is it and how do it look like?
Example: Chicago,IL

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Old April 17th, 2006, 08:52 AM   #2
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Another one near O'hare Int. airport in rosemont:

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Old April 17th, 2006, 08:56 AM   #3
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For graf writers, this place is heaven

All the trains you can paint
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Old April 17th, 2006, 08:59 AM   #4
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For graf writers, this place is heaven

All the trains you can paint
LOL, oh yea baby!
This is da place to become great in urban graffiti!
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Old April 17th, 2006, 11:51 AM   #5
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Prolly not the biggest of the world, near Zürich (Dietikon-Spreitenbach)
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Anyway, Chicago does have some of the biggest (freight) yards in the world. In fact the city needs one this size since it's a centre of agricultural trade and trade between Chicago and other Midwestern farmlands.
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Old April 17th, 2006, 12:55 PM   #7
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This is the largest railroad yard in the world:
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Old April 17th, 2006, 12:58 PM   #8
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This is located in North Platte,Nebraska.
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Old April 17th, 2006, 01:06 PM   #10
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Old April 17th, 2006, 01:15 PM   #11
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Probably World`s largest railroad yard is located in Germany. It`s Maschen Rangierbahnhof, with about 90 tracks alongside over 10 kilometers. Situated south of Hamburg in the Lüneburg Heath area. Across the broadest point there`s a viaduct especcially for train spotters.....
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This is the largest railroad yard in the world:
That seems to lack the density and scale of others shown so far. It looks more like 2 separate ones.
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Old April 17th, 2006, 01:32 PM   #13
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The world's largest classification yard is a hump yard: Bailey Yard in North Platte, USA. Other very large US hump yards are Elkhart Young Yard, (Chicago-) Clearing, (Kansas City-) Argentine, (Houston-) Englewood, Waycross Rice Yard etc. Specially in Europe (for exceptions - closures - see below), Russia and China, all important classification yards are hump yards. Europe's largest hump yard is that of Maschen near Hamburg, Germany; it is only slightly smaller than Bailey Yard. Most hump yards are single yards with one classification bowl but some, mostly very large, hump yards have two of them, one for each direction, thus are double yards, such as Maschen, Clearing, and Bailey yards.
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Old April 18th, 2006, 06:39 AM   #14
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courtesy of google map: here is the satellite view of an incredible railroad hump yard next to Chicago Midway Airport! It divided into 3 huge lump yards connecting continously with the center one being the largest, side by side, lost count of # of lanes, maybe you can give it a try and let us know!
Feel free to zoom in,out, and around to find more shocking railroad yards in chicago area! Chicago was considering one of the major railroad center of the US. So it is quite easy to spot them around chicago industrial areas!

http://maps.google.com/?t=k&om=1&ll=....06377,0.11673

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Old April 18th, 2006, 06:59 AM   #15
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Alright and I found the satellite view of the railroad yard for the pic below:

http://maps.google.com/?t=k&om=0&ll=...15908,0.029182

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Another one near O'hare Int. airport in rosemont:

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Old April 18th, 2006, 07:05 AM   #16
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This one next to Chicago O'Hare Int. Airport, I think the pic below is what it looks like from nearby!

http://maps.google.com/?t=k&om=0&ll=...15896,0.029182

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Where is it and how do it look like?
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Old April 18th, 2006, 07:16 AM   #17
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Just found another 2 parallel ones in the industrial park near Calumet city!

http://maps.google.com/?t=k&om=0&ll=...15971,0.029182
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Old April 18th, 2006, 07:19 AM   #18
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Another smaller one near Homewood
http://maps.google.com/?t=k&om=1&ll=...15988,0.029182
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Old April 18th, 2006, 07:22 AM   #19
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Another one in Cicero(Gangster city)
http://maps.google.com/?t=k&om=1&ll=...15988,0.029182
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Old April 18th, 2006, 07:28 AM   #20
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You know what, there are way too many large railroad yards in Chicago,lol! If it doesn't have one single largest railroad yard in the world, might as well be the worlds most large railroads yards in the world. I think that the largest single railroad yard goes to North Platte,Nebraska(at least that is what Wikipedia said)
However, after seeing the satellite view of all the huge railroad yards in Chicago, I doubt that the one in Nebraska even consider large,lol!
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