Tuesday, January 4, 2011

ABC Wednesday: Y for Railyard


I am not sure if this is a rail yard, but I wanted to feature Queensland Australia. These photos were taken in Queensland. I watch the floods of Queensland and I remember when I was there this time last year.

A rail yard, or railroad yard, is a complex series of railroad tracks for storing, sorting, or loading/unloading, railroad cars and/or locomotives. Railroad yards have many tracks in parallel for keeping rolling stock stored off the mainline, so that they do not obstruct the flow of traffic.


George said...

The floods is Queensland are almost unbelievable. I hope they get drier weather soon.
This definitely looks like a rail yard. I like those colorful engines.

Carver said...

That's a good idea for the letter Y. I always find trains so interesting.

Ginny Hartzler said...

It is so drab, I see why they painted them that pretty shock of yellow!! Cool!

Betsy Banks Adams said...

HI Ann, The flooding in Australia is horrible... I have a blog friend in Brisbane and he is okay, but talks about all of the rain every single day... HORRIBLE.

Great pictures of the Railroad Yard. My Dad worked for the railroad and when I was a little girl, he would take me to work with him at times and I'd get to go to the 'yard' and see the trains... SO much fun!

Mom vs. the boys said...

great pics, I live in Canada but I have travelled to Australia

Sylvia K said...

The weather there sounds so terrible. Hope things get better soon. I love trains so I did enjoy your post for the day! Have a great week, stay dry!


Cheryl said...

Messy everywhere right now it seems. Thanks for a bringing a bit of bright yellow to the day.

Chauffeured Car Gold Coast said...

These are great guides to help lean about this. The concept is relatively new to many of us, and anything like this that can help us understand the value is very welcome.

Roger Owen Green said...

interesting place; order out of seeming chaos.


Rune Eide said...

My father was a railway man, so I enjoyed this one!

Happy New year!

Cezar and Léia said...

A busy railroad and great choice for this theme.I'm also so worried about the floods, it's so sad.
All our prayers for the people there, I imagine the hard time.

Nanka said...

So very much like our very own here!!

My Y is HERE.

Joy said...

Great choice for Y. Lots of trains making lots of journeys.

Tumblewords: said...

Interesting photo! Hope the weather improves, soon.

Rajesh said...

Just perfect.