PENN CENTRAL AUTOMATES BUCKEYE CLASS YARD

Penn Central has modernized a key midwest terminal by installing a new automatic classification yard using process control computers. Known as Buckeye Yard, this Columbus, Ohio facility is currently classifying 2500 to 3000 cars daily. The new yard, constructed on the west side of the city, provides improved control of traffic through the terminal area. Work formerly handled at eight yards is now centralized at Buckeye. Four of these yards will be available for urban redevelopment. Immediate benefits to shippers from the Buckeye Yard is a considerable reduction in time cars spend in Columbus terminal: what formerly took 4-5 days to handle cars through Columbus now takes about 25 hours. Buckeye Yard is also blocking cars for the St. Louis gateway connections to MP and StLSW and to SOU at Cincinnati for Atlanta, Georgia and Chattanooga, Tenn.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    P.O. Box 350
    Bristol, CT  USA  06010
  • Publication Date: 1970-9

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 14-16
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00041065
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 23 1975 12:00AM