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Looking east, you can can see the eastern throat of the yard. I learned that an early morning sun causes a lot of haze even if the day was not very hazy. This is my first experience with morning sun because I normally sleep until about 11:30am. (I typically get up and do stuff around 4:30am.) It doesn't help that the train was carrying white containers, but in the background you can see the train turning south to enter Corwith Yard.
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J.B. Hunt build a freight sorting facility in their yard. The container train in the middle and the rock (ballast?) train on the left were parked. Note that the J.B. Hunt train is probably a Z train from LA, which is why it has priority over the parked container train. Given the miscellaneous nature of the containers and the fact that it is not well packed with double highs, it is obviously a lower priority train, perhaps from Denver instead of LA. (Packing each deep well platform with two containers improves the aerodynamics, and thus fuel usage, of the train.) The parked train is carrying international containers whereas J.B. Hunt is definitely a domestic train.
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I zoomed into the west end of the yard to note that a train was running on the BRC tracks. We can also see some MoW equipment on one track and misc tankers and hoppers on other tracks. And we can see the end of the container train that is pulling into Corwith. Considering that the train could have already dropped cuts at the Logistics Park and/or Willow Springs, that is a long cut of containers for Corwith.