on Wed Jan 3 16:08:13 2018, in response to Re: Predictions for 2018 and beyond, posted by Mitch45 on Wed Jan 3 07:17:50 2018.
Iíve been going down there in 1962 and it has always been a concrete wall. As I have mentioned in several posts on this topic, the odd aspect of that concrete wall is that it is not straight across but zigzags slightly between A3 and A1 tk so that the S/B lcl tk A1 is a bit shorter than the other 3 tks. Itís so much shorter that a full 600 ft train cannot be stored there without fouling the switch between A1 and K1. When I first went to the area in 1962, there were no cinderblock walls at al but A7 and A8 yd leads ended in mounds of earth from roadbed to tunnel roof. I canít recall if I ever went there between 1962 and 1983 when I became a trainmaster but when I went there in 1983, the cinder block wall was in place at the end of A7 and A8. To be more accurate, there are actually 2 separate cinder block walls at the ends of A7 and A8 since the tunnels for the 2 tracks start to separate about the point where they end. Also there were at one time 2 mounds of earth with grass growing on them in the median of Conduit Blvd at what I was told is the approximate place where the tunnels for A7 and A8 supposedly end. They were there as late as 1963 and I canít recall having been there since then so I donít know if they are still there or whether they have been leveled off at some point. When I first went there in 1963, there was rail in those tunnels and there were working home signal even though the switches had been removed a few years earlier. I had heard that yard moves from Pitkin Yd were made into those tks and it is possible that the tracks at one time went a bit farther than the mounds of earth at the end of track since the rail continued past the earth and there were no bumping blocks.