Direct activities of workers engaged in makeup and breakup of trains.
What does a Yard Manager do?
Directs and coordinates activities of workers engaged in makeup and breakup of trains and switching inbound and outbound traffic of railroad yard: Reviews train schedules and switching orders, and observes traffic movement in yard to determine which tracks can be made available to accommodate inbound and outbound traffic. Directs routing of inbound and outbound traffic to specific tracks. Reviews waybills or other shipping records indicating material to be loaded or unloaded, tonnage of cargo, type of carrier, and planned routes. Provides instruction concerning switching of cars, makeup and breakup of trains, and routing of inbound and outbound traffic to ensure safe and efficient conduct of yard activities.