Re: this nice shot of the GM&O freight house

Benjamin Hom

Claus Schlund wrote: 
"I noticed a second example of this at the link below...

Notice how freight cars have great access to both sides of the loading platforms, but there is no good way to get a truck in there."

That's becuase the frieght house isn't designed for trucks to directly load from individual boxcars.  LCL would be unloaded and processed in the freight house, then reconsolidated in other cars for forwarding or loaded onto trucks for local delivery at a dedicated truck platform.

Cars on the center track between platforms would be serviced via bridge plates from cars spotted at the platforms on either side.

Ben Hom

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