Re: The location of the mysterious Hamlin, Minnesota

Russ Strodtz <railfreightcars@...>


There is a major street in St Paul called "Hamline Avenue". That may be where
this usage came from. I will agree that there is no such place as "Hamlin MN".

The WFE car shop in St Paul was called "Jackson Street Shops". Think the buildings
are now gone. After WFE vacated them they were owned by a car scrapper that also
dabbled a little in locomotive re-sales.

On a map if you follow the GN/NP up from 7th Street the GN splits and goes straight
West at Westminster St. The NP coninues North for a little ways before heading
West. The WFE shop was on the GN line just West of where it goes under I35E.

Their main shop remains today at Hillyard WA. They do occasionaly bid on work.
Overhauled a lot of BN waycars during the 80's and early 90's.


----- Original Message -----
From: lnbill
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Thursday, 01 November, 2007 09:31
Subject: [STMFC] The location of the mysterious Hamlin, Minnesota

Many questions arose during my presention on the FGE/WFE/BRE fleet
about where the heck is Hamlin, Minnesota. In exploring the documents
I copied just a few days earlier in Saint Paul, Hamlin was actually
the name of the Western Fruit shops in Saint Paul. Hopefully many of
you in attendence are also on this list. If the Dick brothers are not
on this list, can someone pass this info on to them.

Bill Welch

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