This past week saw a big surge in revenue traffic as I broke out my son's Pennsylvania RR rolling stock. Long freight trains were the order of the day. Track capacity was stretched to maximum capacity. Yard masters at Terminal Yard and North Side Yard were up to the challenge and the trains rolled on. Local deliveries were made with a reasonable yard dwell time.
Due to the length and weight of the freight trains some were broken at Shelf City Industrial Area and doubled to get up the hill to Terminal Yard. In other cases a set of Helpers was dispatched to assist the crews in getting the trains into the yard.