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Old June 9th, 2006, 06:33 AM   #101
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Finally, Google earth has some decent coverage of China

Here are Zhengzhou railyard
Zhengzhou railroad north yard


just a little south, there are other yards


just a little north, another yards


see them in one


A rail yard in south of Zhengzhou


If you think this is big, currently, Wuhan, Xi'an and Chengdu are building bigger yards than this.
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Old June 9th, 2006, 06:38 AM   #102
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One of big yards in Xuzhou city


just a little north


a little south


see all
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Old June 9th, 2006, 06:44 AM   #103
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Railyard in Nanjing


little north


little south
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Old June 10th, 2006, 10:21 AM   #104
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Very impressive, General Huo.
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Old June 10th, 2006, 12:56 PM   #105
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OMG!

Is it just me or did anyone else notice that these rail yards in China are more massive than the ones in Chicago. I could be wrong or rather, hell, wrong.
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Old July 12th, 2006, 07:23 PM   #106
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I have no knowledge of European railyards to be honest. It seems quite logical that huge countries like China or the USA have enormous rail yards to transport all their goods over the country.

Europe has been developing as independant countries mostly I think. Even though we share one economy now and cooperate in everything we do, contribute to over 70% of world trade, I do not know the role of trains in this. I'll try googling Rotterdam. I can imagine the largest seaport in the world has some pretty impressive railyards, but they might as well do most of it with trucks. I'll see what I can find out.

EDIT: I have been putting some research in the Rotterdam area and what I found out is that Rotterdam could be serious competition for Chigaco or any Chinese city. I have found 34 rail yards so far, I'll see if I can post them later.

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Old July 18th, 2006, 06:18 AM   #107
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Looks more like 4'3" (1.3 m) half-height containers (used for heavy loads), one on top another. Compare with this:



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Old July 18th, 2006, 08:41 AM   #108
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Another reason for the larger rail marshalling yards in the US, would be more available land space. In Europe, I would imagine they would build more smaller ones than larger ones.

Europe is far denser than the US, and land use is far more controlled.
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Old July 27th, 2006, 06:17 PM   #109
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near o'hare...maybe?
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Old July 28th, 2006, 02:03 AM   #110
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Wonderful I love this picture
(and I also love airliners.net )
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Old July 28th, 2006, 02:50 AM   #111
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This is not the freight capital of the world...obviously Is Leixões rail yard and port, in Oporto the 2nd biggest city of Portugal.

This is Leixoes Rail Yard



This is a global view of leixões Port



A part of the port showing the connection with national railways

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Old July 28th, 2006, 02:54 AM   #112
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This is Contumil, a "depot" of CP in Porto and it is also used as a yard for freight trains.

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Old July 29th, 2006, 05:21 AM   #113
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Look at the size of freight rail yard near midway airport!


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Old July 29th, 2006, 05:29 AM   #114
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This is Contumil, a "depot" of CP in Porto and it is also used as a yard for freight trains.

Nice ones chico!
Not bad for the size of city like porto!
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Old July 29th, 2006, 05:32 AM   #115
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near o'hare...maybe?
Thanks chico, I really like airliners!
BTW, here is its description by the "captain"!
N593ML (cn 7465) Because we are in the middle of 2005 holiday seasons, the cargo on the railroad (Chicago and Northwestern Railroad perhaps?) also seems to be in a full swing. This photograph was taken shortly after take-off from 22L at ORD heading for Fort Wayne as UA7218. Our immediate bank after airborne and the low winter sunlight make this image even better, which was final touched by the snow on the ground. As you could imagine, I was fascinated to see this bird's-eye view that will go to the railroad enthusiasts.
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Another much larger freight rail yard for enjoyment, also near O'hare!

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Old August 2nd, 2006, 03:16 PM   #118
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^A wonderful photo too
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^A wonderful photo too
Yea, aren't they are all lovely!

BTW, which one of these freight rail yards you think is the largest?
The one by Midway airport:


or

The one by O'Hare Int. Airport:
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@ ChicagoSkyline

I would assume that the on beside Midway Regional Airport would be bigger considering that it is actually two railyards nit together to form one colossal railyard.

By the way, how many railyrads are the in Greater Chicago?

Chicago is, indeed, the freigt-rail capital of the world. But, again, watch out for the rapidly growing Chinese cities. I would presume that, considering the geographical similarities and, consequently, rail network patterns in terms of railyard design between the United States and China, Chinese cities would be a serious contenders to host ultra-large railyards. I mean, look at those Beijing and Zhenzhou railyards...their gargantuan but not yet colossal. Colossal railyards are only located in the United States, still.
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