You can see that the yard remains quite active, although it's physical plant has been somewhat rationalized from the PC era - with several tracks removed. For a picture of what used to be there see this PC Engineering Dept plat showing the main upper and auxiliary lower yards on either side of Euclid Ave. For example, there appears to be two lead tracks each serving half of the yard, with the main track in the middle.
What I'm trying to understand is how this yard may have been switched in its heyday, perhaps by a couple of switch jobs running at the same time. Might anyone on this board have witnessed this facility running pre-CR day? Perhaps even the GTW, before the Euclid Ave. crossing was reduced to one track and much of the lower yard pulled up. I realize it is pretty much a terminating yard right now, with the occasional LSRC through train but I imagine it was much busier with the Mackinaw Branch running trains to the carferry across the straits before the Chief was shut down.
Dan in Oxford
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