Idaho Division Local Train Brief


Train:                          Nos. 1236 - 1237 4th Sub Turnaround Local


Frequency:                   Daily except Sunday.


Purpose:                       Performs switching at Union Gap and Parker each direction as directed by Trainmaster.  Handles perishables and frozen foods, grain, fertilizer and sugar beets during harvest.  Food-packing plants on 4th Sub Local have a definite cut-off time on loading in order to insure Local’s arrival in Yakima before 11:00 PM, departure time of Train 649.


Traffic Handled:            See above.


Schedule:                      On duty Yakima 8:00 AM.

(On duty approximately 14 hours per day)


Connection:                  1244 – 1245 at Gibbon.

Train 640 at Yakima.


Terminal Handling:        Blocked in station order. Arrives Yakima with perishables on head end.



Performance:                Local switching; supplemented during beet harvest by road switcher tying up at Prosser, running to Grandview and return.



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