Re: Photo: Holly Sugar Plant - Huntington Beach (Circa 1917)

Douglas Harding

Tom yes indeed those are piles of beets. If you zoom in you will see the tracks between the piles. Also note the cranes used to move beets from the piles to the conveyor into the processing house.

Here are three photos showing beets arriving via rail at Mason City. Stitched together they give a panoramic view of the beet unloading tracks.

I have additional photos showing beet loaders and unloaders from other parts of the country. Primarily Colorado, California and Minnesota.

Doug Harding
Youtube: Douglas Harding Iowa Central Railroad

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