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Roseville Yard

Union Pacificís massive classification yard, Roseville Yard, is located about one half mile south of the Placer County Fairgrounds.  There is close public street access around most of the 5-mile long railroad yard.  Originally owned by Central Pacific and then Southern Pacific, Roseville Yard was completely rebuilt beginning in 1997 by its latest owner, Union Pacific.  The rebuilt and reorganized yard reopened on May 26, 1999.  Roseville Yard is UPís "hub" classification yard in the West.  Roseville Yard operations include a hump yard, locomotive repair and service facility, arrival yard, departure yard, city yard (local trains) and regional Maintenance of Way supply and equipment facility.

Trains depart and arrive at Roseville from Northern California and the Pacific Northwest (Valley Subdivision main line); Californiaís Central Valley (Fresno Subdivision main line); the Bay Area (Martinez Subdivision main line); and the East (Donner Pass main lines and the Feather River Canyon Subdivision main line).  Amtrak passenger trains and Amtrak-California "Capitols" commuter trains also pass through Roseville Yard and they stop at the Roseville Amtrak Station.  There is much to learn about railroad operations and much to photograph and/or videotape at UPís Roseville Yard!  

Are you a radio scanner-equipped railfan?  Here is a list of Roseville Yard radio frequencies so you can hear the action, too:

161.550 Roseville Regional Dispatcher 57
160.320 Roseville Sub (Donner Pass Route) Dispatcher 74
160.800 Martinez Sub (Cal-P Line to the Bay Area) Dispatcher 62
160.230 Fresno Sub (Central Valley Line to Southern Cal) Dispatcher 56
160.515 Canyon Sub (Feather River Canyon) Dispatcher 10
161.310 Valley Sub (East Valley Line to Oregon & Pacific NW) Dispatcher 64
161.400 Roseville Yardmaster - Switching Channel
160.275 Roseville Trim Switching Channel
160.395 Roseville Trim Switching Channel
161.100 Roseville Hump Switching Channel
160.980 Roseville Hump Switching Channel
161.430 Roseville Switching Channel

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