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    I'm guessing the outer track of the double track (the one to the right) is not actively services but rather is used as a ready track or something as I don't see how that forklift can reach the second track.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ssoysal View Post
    Neat! Thanks for working out the math.

    If you omit the onsite storage of equipment, an IM terminal seems to take up very little width, would easily fit on a 10" wide shelf (double main up front, fence, double track, work area & parked trailers). The working length of the yard can be as short as 40", which would accommodate about five 89' flats.
    Yes, you could get it quite narrow. Especially if you simulate the stacks of containers with flats against the backdrop.

    It should be noted that this is a VERY small facility, intended pretty much strictly to serve the Toyota plant. Most facilities I wager would be significantly larger. Still, quite model-able...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ssoysal View Post
    I'm guessing the outer track of the double track (the one to the right) is not actively services but rather is used as a ready track or something as I don't see how that forklift can reach the second track.
    Yeah... Maybe it's used for doubling up long trains or as a runaround. It's certainly not usable as an offloading track with the equipment they have on hand.
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    Port of Olympia is another highly modelable facility. I'm not sure they do intermodal there, but it looks like it. There's also a freight house there as well. Plug coordinates 47.053933,-122.904546 for a closer look.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ssoysal View Post
    Port of Olympia is another highly modelable facility. I'm not sure they do intermodal there, but it looks like it. There's also a freight house there as well. Plug coordinates 47.053933,-122.904546 for a closer look.
    Yea I looked at the coordinates they have an intermodal lift on-site and I saw another lift staged on the ground with some other heavy equipment so the definitely have it there. Pete
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    Thanks for the link, I like seeing prototypes on mapper
    http://goo.gl/maps/13qP

    Right next to the container yard is this big car-rack facility! wow

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    Quote Originally Posted by baronjutter View Post
    Thanks for the link, I like seeing prototypes on mapper
    http://goo.gl/maps/13qP

    Right next to the container yard is this big car-rack facility! wow
    Yup. That's the Toyota plant. They make Camrys and Avalons there, maybe the Sienna minivan too CRS.

    I tried to get some shots of that too but it's too far away from the perimeter fence. I did get a glimpse or two (see the 2Q11 random prototype thread) but the only good angle is from a plane or with an employee badge.

    The intermodal facility is visible from a public street, so...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ssoysal View Post
    I'm guessing the outer track of the double track (the one to the right) is not actively services but rather is used as a ready track or something as I don't see how that forklift can reach the second track.
    Old thread alert!

    I've been looking a little closer at this yard in Delaplain, KY, especially after I was able to take a guided tour. I learned a couple of things:

    First, there are only two tracks for the intermodal yard. The track closest to the double-main is actually the A/D track for the adjacent auto-rack yard. Which explains why they weren't worried about the forklifts reaching that track.

    Second...

    Quote Originally Posted by TwinDad View Post
    It should be noted that this is a VERY small facility, intended pretty much strictly to serve the Toyota plant.
    Apparently I was almost completely wrong about this point. Toyota does a lot of local sourcing for their auto parts. Very few of the containers in this yard go directly to Toyota. The bulk go to other businesses in the surrounding area (including, i suppose, Toyota's local suppliers...)
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    Thanks for the update on that TD !

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    So far this is by far the best container facility that I have found on G-Maps. (I just posted this by mistake on another thread. heh ;-) I love the track layout and it would work great in a corner layout. Also the repair area makes for more interest. I'm working on doing a modified vers of this. A 3x6' area should house the entire thing if I wanted to get crazy about it.
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