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conway tidbits from trains mag...

Discussion in 'Metal Heads' started by NOVAGIRL, May 4, 2002.

  1. NOVAGIRL

    NOVAGIRL 12oz Member

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    conway tidbits from trains mag...

    Discussion started by NOVAGIRL - May 4, 2002

    good series about yards...

    conway:

    hump yard opened 1956 completed in 1959

    two yards in one...with separate eastbound and westbound classification areas

    classification capacity of 9000 cars a day

    double-track humps...which is incredible to see in action

    continuously welded rail...

    568 acres..."world's largest yard"

    conway makes me drool, literally...:D
     
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  2. SPFlatty

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    where's the conway yard?
     
  3. CROW RA

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    CROW RA - Replied May 4, 2002

    whats up nova? how's life been?

    http://freephoto-i.net/users/crowra/crowcode.JPG'>
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  4. NOVAGIRL

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    NOVAGIRL - Replied May 4, 2002

    yo...mr. crowdaddy...

    conway is west of the steel city...

    i dont paint there i just watch in utter amazement...i'm sure you've heard this before but..."oh my god it's so fuckin big!"



    :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:
     
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    boogie hands - Replied May 5, 2002

    i actually have a hump yard in my area.....i took a drive down there and was absolutly amazed.....very, very big and very, very busy.....didnt look like the kind of place anyone but a railworker would have buisness being in, regardless of how much you know about the workings of the yard.......i would have loved to have a better spot to just sit and watch, you could spend an entire day at one of these places and never get bored......
     
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  6. Rolln

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    Rolln - Replied May 5, 2002

    Yes, Conway is a literal sea of trains, you cant see either end of the yard even when up on the hill in middle. Its unbeleaviable..

    trivia--- What fr8 bomber was born in the hospital over looking the Conway yard at the center???
     
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    Rolln - Replied May 6, 2002

    hint 1, Someone from BA..
     
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    Remi Martin - Replied May 6, 2002

    I'm going to feel like a idiot if the obvious escaped me....
     
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  9. SPFlatty

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    SPFlatty - Replied May 6, 2002

    i know, i know...

    starts with a j and ends with an e...any one else care to fill in the blanks?