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BALMER YARD is a rail yard located in the Interbay neighborhood of Seattle, Washington
Seattle, Washington
. The yard is owned by BNSF Railway
BNSF Railway
, and was built by predecessor Great Northern Railway as INTERBAY YARD. As part of a modernization in the late 1960s, which included a 16-track hump , it was renamed after former GN vice president Thomas Balmer. The nearby engine servicing area is still known as Interbay. The yard is over 80 acres (320,000 m2) in size and has 41 parallel tracks for switching cars .

SEE ALSO

* List of rail yards
List of rail yards

REFERENCES

* ^ Michael Rhodes, North American Railyards, MBI Publishing Company , 2003, p. 38 * ^ Moody\'s Transportation Manual , 1969, p. 51 * ^ BNSF v. Ecology, Washington State Environmental Hearings Office, June 25, 2003, retrieved 2009-01-20

Coordinates : 47°38′39″N 122°22′52″W / 47.644214°N 122.381017°W / 47.644214; -122.381017

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