The marshalling yard is a facility where goods wagons are sorted out for being dispatched to different stations. After being sorted out, they are formed into trains.
A typical layout for a marshalling yard is given in Figure.
Figure: A Typical Marshalling Yard
Cargo Handling Facilities
Loading and unloading of small parcels into/from wagons can be done by fork lifts, which can also transfer them from one place to another.
Large containers are handled by cranes.
Loading of vehicles is facilitated by a loading ramp (Figure).
Figure : Loading Ramp