Taking a turn at Shelby - 02-15-2009
Rail Fan Adventure --
On Sunday, Feb. 15, 2009, I was at Shelby when AC60 no. 653 needed to be turned to make an engine consist "work wise." The Shelby turntable can only move on one direction. This 100 foot twin-span turntable was installed in the late '40s when the yard was enlarged. Before that, turning was accomplished by a wye track.
1. Beginning the turn. The other end will be here soon.
2. Slowly moving to the right.
3. Halfway there.
4. Getting close.
5. Ending the turn. Back to work soon.
Train images used by permission of Everett N Young