New CSX CEO Hunter Harrison has brought his first round of upheaval to operations by shutting down humping operations at Hamlet, NC (Hamlet Yard), Atlanta (Tilford Yard), Louisville (Osborn Yard) and Toledo (Stanley Yard). Headlines are being posted daily, so I may have missed other closures and more may be announced. These yards are not being closed, but humping will cease. This will greatly affect train scheduling and routing. The two daily manifest freights that I've happily watched for decades no longer run on the line near my home, leaving only one sporadic weekday-only local to see. I'm very sad, but I feel much worse for the many CSX employees which will lose their jobs. The CEO wants less intermediate switching and more blocking, so that longer cuts of cars can be built and forwarded through the CSX system.