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

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

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WANCH said:
For graf writers, this place is heaven :D

All the trains you can paint :D
LOL, oh yea baby!
This is da place to become great in urban graffiti! :eek2: :cheers:
 

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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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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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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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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=41.758508,-87.761021&spn=0.06377,0.11673
 

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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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