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conway tidbits from trains mag...

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


    NOVAGIRL Member

    Joined: Jan 12, 2001 Messages: 989 Likes Received: 1
    good series about yards...


    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
  2. SPFlatty

    SPFlatty Guest

    where's the conway yard?
  3. CROW RA

    CROW RA Senior Member

    Joined: Nov 14, 2001 Messages: 1,717 Likes Received: 1
    whats up nova? how's life been?


    NOVAGIRL Member

    Joined: Jan 12, 2001 Messages: 989 Likes Received: 1
    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:
  5. boogie hands

    boogie hands 12oz Legend

    Joined: Feb 15, 2001 Messages: 16,059 Likes Received: 13
    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......
  6. Rolln

    Rolln Member

    Joined: Mar 15, 2001 Messages: 995 Likes Received: 2
    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???
  7. Rolln

    Rolln Member

    Joined: Mar 15, 2001 Messages: 995 Likes Received: 2
    hint 1, Someone from BA..
  8. Remi Martin

    Remi Martin New Jack

    Joined: Jun 3, 2001 Messages: 96 Likes Received: 0
    I'm going to feel like a idiot if the obvious escaped me....
  9. SPFlatty

    SPFlatty Guest

    i know, i know...

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