The crossover between the coal yard and the freight yard is complete. The photos below show the results.
The cut of hopper cars in the photo above is sitting on the lead to the coal yard and the GP7 is sitting on Track 4 in the freight yard. The turnout off the coal yard lead is a #6 left hand and the turnout on the Track 4 in the freight yard is a #6 wye. As noted earlier, this connection will enable the crews to hand off freight and coal between the two yards without having to run out to either end of the main yard.
The true test of this new arrangement will come during the next op session- we'll see what the yard crews have to say about it.