Edgemoor, DE yard flood prone?

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bluedash2
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Edgemoor, DE yard flood prone?

Post by bluedash2 » Tue Aug 30, 2011 7:33 pm

Driving over the 12th St bridge on my way to work Monday, I noticed the entire yard was cleared out and vehicles parked at the entrance to the industrial area entrance that the yard is in. Driving along 495, I saw even loaded Autoracks were sitting along the hwy plus I got pics of 5308,3029 (on the way home) parked up the ways a bit near the old tower with a good size train of mixed freight. I guess this was "Irene" preparation but does this yard flood out? Thanks.

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Re: Edgemoor, DE yard flood prone?

Post by rob216 » Tue Aug 30, 2011 8:24 pm

To make it simple, Yes it Does. The yard is only like 5 feet or so above the creek that runs through the one end of the yard, and also the whole area around it is a swamp.
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bluedash2
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Re: Edgemoor, DE yard flood prone?

Post by bluedash2 » Wed Aug 31, 2011 7:20 pm

Thanks. All that brush and trees that are around the yard as seen from 495 makes it a little hard to see sometimes, especially when whizzing by on the highway (lol).

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Re: Edgemoor, DE yard flood prone?

Post by bluedash2 » Wed Aug 31, 2011 7:22 pm

BTW, it's nice to see they still get both types of covered hoppers regularly that are still in full ATSF and BN paint and markings. Get to see a lot when they store them along 495. Saw a round side Santa Fe one today.

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