IT's TEAM TRACK TUESDAY!!! Share your railroad's team track action pics here!
Team tracks are a vital part of day to day real railroad operations. Team tracks are siding/spurs which are dedicated to serving several kinds of industries and businesses. The industries or businesses which team tracks serve do not have their own rail sidings because they may not be located near a railroad. For instance a small town newspaper ( pre late 20th century ) may get a weekly box car ( or a few ) , load of newsprint. This boxcar would be dropped off, by a local freight, on the nearest team track in the vicinity to the local newspaper.
Team tracks are found in remote rural locations, small towns, and large cities. Most types of freight cars can be on/off loaded on team tracks. Some passenger train head end equipment and MOW equipment can also use a team track for on/off loading.
This week on the Free State Junction Railway's team track one in Lower Patsburg, a reffer car load of Baltimore American Beer is being unloaded one barrel at a time using a hand truck, as the forklift is on the blink.
Feel free to post photos of your railroad's team track operations. Photos of real railroad team track operations are always welcome too.