The railyard in Hodgkins, IL is a fascinating place. There are trailers everywhere, all lined up in neat rows and waiting to be hooked up to a tractor or loaded on a train and taken to their next destination.

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Some trailers are pulled in by tractors and some come on long trains.

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Trucks going into and out of the yard are scanned and drivers must check in and out at computer kiosks.

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In order to lift trailers on and off of the train carts, large loaders with cranes are used. A loader is rolled over the trailer and the crane lifts it to or from the train. It’s pretty amazing to watch and I enjoyed our trip there this weekend.

Until next time, readers, drive safely šŸ™‚

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