Re: C&NW's Wood Street Terminal/ The Potato Yard
Unfortunately, referencing a specific photo in the CNWHS archives is
difficult. Bob's link won't get you there.
best I can offer is a link to the photo archive:
then enter the search string "Wood Street" in the box, and the search
will get you to the photo in question.
As Bob says, there is no storage building. Potatoes went direct from
reefer to truck, thus the concrete driveways between pairs of tracks.
The admin building at left in the photo provided office space for
vegetable brokers as well as railroad clerks. There are truck scales
and scalehouse in the driveway in front of the office bldg.
As far as I know there was no ice platform at the Spud Yard. After
all, it was a terminal for inbound perishables. I think what's
visible in the photo is a covered unloading platform.
--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, "Bob Chaparro" <thecitrusbelt@...>