Re: Photo: Second Brooke Avenue Yard (Circa 1950s)

Jason P

At minimum that photo would be 1958. Scanning the identifiable cars parked along the road, I can spot a pair of 1958 Chevrolets among the group. That's the newest model that I can make out. I can see several 57 models too including an Oldsmobile, several Fords, a Chevrolet and Mercury Commuter wagon.

-Jason P

On 05/17/2022 1:10 PM Bob Chaparro via <chiefbobbb@...> wrote:

Photo: Second Brooke Avenue Yard (Circa 1950s)

Photo and information from the U.S. Military Railroad blog:

Click on the photo to enlarge it.

The location was the Southgate Terminal Corporation at the former C&O Railroad Brooke Avenue Yard in Norfolk, Virginia. The terminal was an isolated switching district that was only served by rail via a car float from Newport News. The C&O yard was surrounded by warehouses, factories, a brewery, a concrete freight depot, and a large molasses tank.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA

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