While the power moved to the fueling pad, the yard job quickly moved in and sorted the cars. A cut of east cars were shoved down to West Davenport for the XtrFE2 to run later in the afternoon.
Ran the Peoria Local. The yard job shoved the train out to the west yard. The crew picked up their power from the ready track and headed out. It made a huge difference having the yard crew block the local. Even with the blocking, the local still takes time to run at prototypical speeds.
Yarded the train after performing my work at East Davenport Industrial Park by pulling into West Davenport and backing into the yard.
I'm really liking the new Davenport terminal design. Ops are greatly improved.
A snapped a few photos this evening.
The West Pig Train stops at Davenport Station for a crew change passing the eastbound loaded coal train.
A telephoto view from the railfan overlook at the far east end of Davenport Yard.
A view of the crew change from the yard tower.
Another view of the crew change from the industrial park road.
Look at that shiny new "Boom Time" blue caboose!