Re: Photo: Freight Yard At The West Bottoms

Mont Switzer

The MM cover shot was taken at CNW, Proviso, IL, I believe.  There were a couple of Monon wood boxcars in the shot.  This is all SLSF and a wonderful photo just the same.




Montford L. Switzer


Switzer Tank Lines, Inc.

Fall Creek Leasing, LLC.


(765) 836-2914


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Subject: [RealSTMFC] Photo: Freight Yard At The West Bottoms


Photo: Freight Yard At The West Bottoms

A 1932 photo from the Kansas City Public Library:

Caption: "An autochrome photograph of the West Bottoms and Kansas City Stock Yards as seen looking west from Kersey Coates Drive at its intersection with Beardsley Road, just north of 17th Street. This vantage point shows the St. Louis & San Francisco Railroad in the foreground and the Kansas City Live Stock Exchange Building in the left background."

Scroll on the photo to enlarge it.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA

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