With the the new road being built from Dudley st to Dynon road it looks like it would be close to affecting the new road.
If something it’s done It looks like it is getting destroyed by vandals anyway.
When was it last used ?
A shadow of its former self that place. The Hump was there also i think wasent it?Yes, it was.
Part of the West Towers function was to control the whole process of running the hump, possibly one reason for its being located there with the windows facing the hump.
Was the yard master required to see the operation or did they have an office without windows?
It must have been quite the operation back then running and be quite productive. When you consider the humping of wagons was manual uncoupling of wagons required in Melbourne or was it automated?
Reading the other threads (thanks for posting) their was also an office at the top of the hump what was that used for?
This is fascinating.They had a cut list with wagon numbers/destinations etc and their position in the rake as it was propelled up the hump .
How did the pin pullers know how many wagons to allow in combo over the hump or did they pull ever pin meaning wagons were solo over the hump.
How did the hump operator know where to send the wagons down to the Balloon area? .
An average of 139 trains and over 14,000 railroad cars pass through UP Bailey Yard every day, and the yard sorts approximately 3,000 cars daily using the yard's two humps. The eastbound hump is a 34-foot (10 m) tall mound and the westbound hump is 20 feet (6.1 m) high.
Completely out of left field...did a passenger train ever go over the humpAnd once the loco hauled Up Gippy got wrongly routed into the Caulfield Loop late afternpoon, so they just kept it going - no drama. Imagine the VLP "Safety Nazis" allowing that these days !!!
I know it would have been impossible in general operation because the hump roads were well separated from North Melbourne, so only a special pass train could have ever gone over.
I once travelled through the city loop on a DERM (Diesel Electric Rail Motor)which was operated as a special train and we stopped for a short time at the newly opened Flagstaff station. So wierd and wonderful trains operated everywhere once upon a time.
Was not the hump cabin only somewhere for the crew of the trimmer pilot to 'hide' away from the engine when not required for hump duties. Some 'facilities' but no 'systems'.?
Open to correction as always.