Selkirk Yard is a large freight railroad yard located in Selkirk, New York, about 8 miles south of Albany. The yard is owned by CSX Transportation and is its major classification yard for the northeast United States and the gateway to points east of the Hudson River, including New York City. It is situated just west of the Alfred H. Smith Memorial Bridge on the railroad's Castleton Subdivision and is the eastern end of the Selkirk Subdivision.
Selkirk Yard was built in 1924 by the New York Central Railroad on a 700 acre site. Initially it had two hump classification yards with a capacity of 11,000 cars, and typically handled 8,000 cars per day.
The facility was rebuilt in 1968 as Alfred E. Perlman Yard on an expanded site of 1,250 acres. It features a 70-track classification hump yard, several support yards and servicing facilities. The yard can process over 3,200 cars per day using computerized controls that originally employed a GE PAC 4020.
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