East Wayne is basically one big set off yard. Throughout the day, several through freights will stop and set off blocks of cars in one of the two yards and pickup others set off by other trains. This is the yard's basic purpose. There are a few trains that actually are made here such as 417 to Muncie and 323 to Van Loon. Also, several locals originate here.
After the years following the Conrail acquisition, the northwest connector at NE has been used less and less. Today, the Huntington District locals going in and out of East Wayne are about the only trains that use it. Occasionally through trains will make setoffs using the northwest wye, too. The southeast connector is used very heavily by many trains.
Remote control locomotives are used at East Wayne Yard on occasion for switching operations.
Special Note: Unless
you are a Norfolk Southern employee and/or have prior permission, it is
imperative that you stay out of East Wayne Yard. Don't drive into any of
the employee parking lots. Stay on Nelson Rd. only. See below for
|An eastbound NS Roadrailer on the Huntington District rounds the curve towards NE in the setting sun.|
|East of NE interlocking at the State St. crossing is the ex-NKP depot. It sits on the north side of the tracks.|
NS SD70 #2545 leads train 15E westbound through NE interlocking on October 18, 2000 This train is coming off of the Fostoria District and heading west on the Huntington District.
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