Re: Photo: Ogden Stockyards & Nearby Railyards


Josh
 

Some items of note about this photo, the large factory structure just across the river from the stockyards is the Swift packing plant. Livestock bought in the auction yard was easily taken across the river on a private bridge to be slaughtered and processed. The big light-colored building in the yard above the Swift building and below the grain elevator was Pacific Fruit Express's icing platform, which while owned by PFE was used to ice all refrigerator cars leaving Ogden. Everything needed to take the animal from field to supermarket was located in close proximity.

 

Josh Bernhard

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