Status of UP YOA76 ("Alameda Job")
Author: Christian Goepel
Date: 12-02-2006 - 08:59
Going on the assumtion that UP's YOA76 ("Alameda Job") still served the few remaining customers on the CP Strong Lead along the Nimitz Freeway and the Oakland Estuary and the old Alameda Belt Line Lead west of Fruitvale on Fridays, I ventured over to Oakland at 0600 yesterday morning to photograph the job, only to find nothing happening as late as 1130. I noted empties at the ConAgra facility and a cut of grain loads for ConAgra in the yard at East Oakland (much of this comes from BNSF origins, I understand). And to compound matters, I did not find what appeared to be any out-of-service trackage or physical obstructions when I traced the route.
Is this job now operating on a different day or perhaps at a later hour on Fridays? Is the street trackage on Glasscock still utilized regularly?