Surely there's a perfectly sound and technical reason for the saying... but for those of us whose mind goes in the other direction, if a person would be inclined to hump that... well, they'd have some issues that would need serious time in a place with padded walls.
Oops! I had better not say anything here except this is a nice photo :).
There are always weird people who need to be told what not to do... ;-)
That never would have occurred to me... no sign necessary.
here we go - the explanation!Hump Yard: A yard where gravity and powered switches sort incoming trains onto correct tracks. DO NOT HUMP signs are placed on cars that must not use a hump yard because of cargo restrictions or car age.
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