NS Has Resumed Hump Operations in Bellevue

Norfolk Southern said this week that hump operations resumed about two weeks ago at Moorman Yard in Bellevue.

In a post on the website LinkedIn, NS said the operating change will enable the yard to increase from 1,200 to 1,900 cars at day that Bellevue can process, which the railroad said would ease congestion at other rail yards.

The NS post said car dwell time at Moorman Yard had fallen nearly 8 percent since humping operations resumed.

Moorman Yard is the largest classification yard in the NS system and was expanded in 2015 with the addition of a second hump.

On a daily basis, NS said Moorman Yard distributes about 3,200 carloads of freight daily, which the carrier said “promotes fluid movement of long-distance freight across the entire rail network.”

Bellevue is located where five NS lines converge. Moorman Yard, which is named for former NS CEO Charles “Wick” Moorman,” was originally a Nickel Plate Road facility.

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