Re: About match-making (so to speak)
Garth Groff and Sally Sanford <mallardlodge1000@...>
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Diamond Match also had a major plant at Red Bluff. Both plants were switched by 4-wheel GE diesels. I don't know about matches, but I think both plants were involved in dimensional lumber. When I was a youngster, there were Diamond Match hardware stores/lumber yards all over California, the Lowes of their day. Attached are my father's photos from the late 1960s or early 1970s. The yellow engine is Chico, the orange is Red Bluff.
The Diamond Match plant in Barber built at least one wooden electric locomotive, CE/NE/SN 701, for the Chico Electric Railway (later Northern Electric, then Sacramento Northern). Diamond Match and the Northern Electric had a close relationship, and I think many of the NE officers were also associated with Diamond Match.
On Sat, Jul 11, 2020 at 1:23 PM Gary Ray <gerber1926@...> wrote: