Category:List of rail yards in the United States

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This United States Metacategory category is meant to be a comprehensive alphabetically organized list of rail yard categories of United States locations.
• It should only contain named Rail yards, Switch yards, etc. by their category names;
• sub-categories named Rail yards in SOME-U.S.-STATE'S-NAME are listed in the sister category: Category:Rail yards in the United States.

 • Photos of 'static' or 'standing' partial trains without a locomotive (technically 'uncoupled consists' in rail road terminology) should be categorized in category:Train consists or one of it's sub-categories; those with a loco, as a Trains sub-category.
•  Photos of or featuring 'single' train cars (train wagons in UK English railway terminology) should be categorized under category:Traincar types, category:Rolling stock, category:Locomotives or one or more of their appropriate sub-categories. Steam locos and tenders should be listed in Locomotives and consists.
•  whilst train consists in motion, 'non-static' or moving trains—no matter how short, should be sorted into one of the specific sub-categories of the main category, Trains (an over-populated main category).
•  Passenger yard scenes are properly classified best into a sub-category of category:Train stations, whilst rail yards goto 'rail yards in country' sub-categories of category:Rail yards by country.

See also Category:Switchyards by country, meaning larger railyards also known as Classification yards, Hump yards, Transfer yards, etc. Rail yards or railyards are a more generic, less specific term ranging from small to huge.
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