Picture of Alyth yard in Calgary.

Discussion in 'The Real Thing- North America' started by SD90, Jul 7, 2005.

  1. SD90

    SD90 Active Member

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    I found a cool picture of Alyth yard, where I work, so here it is!

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  2. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    This should give a link to the Google Maps satellite view of the yard:

    Click here

    Andrew
  3. SD90

    SD90 Active Member

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    That's a cool site, I've saved it, it might come in handy someday!
  4. Iron Goat

    Iron Goat Member

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    Great yard shot, Mike....

    Bob
  5. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

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    Mike: which are the reception tracks? I'm not sure just how the traffic flows in the yard.
    I was there at the NMRA convention in 79(?). I think I have a few slides, but no way to get them on here.
  6. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

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    Fantastic shot Mike - thanks for posting it!

    Val
  7. belg

    belg Member

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    Mike, thats almost as big as your layout! :D That is one great shot, do you think it was taken by helicopter or from the top of a hill/mountain? Don't we all wish we had that kind of room on our layouts? Pat
  8. SD90

    SD90 Active Member

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    Starting at the bottom far left, there is
    -'P' yard, P1-P11, then
    -'V' yard, V2-12, then
    -the classification yard, tracks 1-48 to the right of that
    -'N' yard, N1-N7 ar short tracks, and N8-N14 are long ones, tere are N15 and N16 to repair tank cars, and the 2 tracks at the far right are N17 and N18, used to run power from one end of the yard to the other.
    The tracks right in the front by the river, are a CN interchange yard, with 4 tracks that hold about 25 cars each.

    In all, the yard is about 100 tracks wide and about 2 miles long. The part you can see here anyway.

    I guess P yard and the longer tracks in N yard are for building outgoing trains. V yard is for incoming trains to be humped, and the class yard is at the enf of the hump. But the yard is so busy, they use whatever tracks are avilible for whatever they want!
    I hope this helps a bit.
  9. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    That is a GREAT View. Awesome Picture. :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: