On the Society for Industrial Archeology Fall Tour 2007, I got to wander around the Nevada Northern railyard. The night before, we got to ride on the train, which was being pulled by Engine 40.
On site, there was a RIP yard, where RIP stands for “Repair In Place.” Damaged cars would roll into this shop and be repaired right there on the railline leading into the shop.
Outside of the shop, there was a very large pile of break pads. If you think about how many brake pads are on each rail car, and you can see how quickly this pile would be expended.
There were several box cars on site that were in need of renovation. I always enjoy seeing the Cotton Belt cars, wherever I see them.
Around the yard, there were a railroad bucket, likely used to move ballast around to repair the railroad.
I will post more photos over the next few days. I hope you enjoyed this post.