Re: Heinz Vinegar Cars.

Peter J. McClosky <pmcclosky@...>

Thanks Tony and Paul,

I don't recall seeing it, although I must have driven by it many many times!


Paul wrote:

Peter and Tony:

The Heinz facility was just RR East of Van De Camp's. Like Tony I think it
was a warehouse not a manufacturing plant.

Paul C. Koehler


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Subject: Re: [STMFC] Heinz Vinegar Cars.

Peter J. McClosky wrote:
Los Angeles had a Heinz plant just north (RR West) of Taylor yard, on
the Coast line.

The junction of the 2 and 5 freeways is just about at the location of
the plant. When I left Los Angeles (in 2005) You could still see some
of the track in the ground in the "Vandy Camp" (sp?) site, as you got
on the 2 westbound, from San Fernando road.
That would be Van De Camp, which had a huge bakery there, as
well as a restaurant on San Fernando Road, delightfully close to the SP
main. I remember the Heinz building, which looked more like a
warehouse to me than a manufacturing facility. Does anyone know more?

Tony Thompson Editor, Signature Press, Berkeley, CA
2906 Forest Ave., Berkeley, CA 94705
(510) 540-6538; fax, (510) 540-1937; e-mail, thompson@signaturep
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Peter J. McClosky

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