1 MARCH 2000
Table C-1. Key to Track Names and Station Locations
Track Type or Area
Sidings serving loading ramps
Sidings serving buildings A through L
Miscellaneous spurs or sidings
Tracks in the Classification Yard.
Incoming cars are generally brought to the classification yard by the commercial carrier. There, one of
the two installation locomotives will pick up the cars and deliver them to the appropriate area for loading
or unloading. These cars are then brought back to the yard to be picked up by the commercial carrier.
Below is a description of the railroad network, by component, reflecting conditions found during the
a. Description: 80 percent of the rail is 90 lb (weight per yard of length) and manufactured between l909
and l924. The remaining 20 percent is 85 lb. The 85 lb. rail is primarily in Tracks 4 through 14 of the
classification yard, the end of the North Line, and on Track A5 in the Administration Area (leading to the
engine house). All rail was manufactured before the control cooling process was in use. (The control
cooling process, now standard practice, greatly reduces the formation of internal defects).
b. General Condition: The rail is generally in good condition, neither excessively or unevenly worn. Very
few pieces show serious end batter or surface bending. Likewise, obvious external defects, serious
corrosion (except, perhaps in crossings - where the whole rail is not visible), and breaks are rare.
(Testing for internal rail defects was not done).