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Hindsight 20/20 5.0 - stock yards


akerboomk
 

At one point there were stock yards in Watertown, MA on the B&M (Fitchburg) Watertown branch. – Boston Union Stock market

Shown on Sanborn maps 1884 – 1916 (converted to “France & Canada Stock Yards for War Horses”)

Still there (vacant) 1923, gone in 1928

 

 

 


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Ken Akerboom


Schuyler Larrabee
 

There were also stock yards (a lot of them) in Allston, now part of Boston, served by the B&A.  Maps are on line, search for the Allston Historical Society.

 

Schuyler

 

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At one point there were stock yards in Watertown, MA on the B&M (Fitchburg) Watertown branch. – Boston Union Stock market

Shown on Sanborn maps 1884 – 1916 (converted to “France & Canada Stock Yards for War Horses”)

Still there (vacant) 1923, gone in 1928

 

 

 


--
Ken Akerboom


Alex Huff
 

Railroad related stock yards ranged from loading pens where cattle arrived on their hooves, to intermediate feed and water stops, mandated by Federal regulation for how many hours stock could be in cars before they had to be off loaded, to yards where the cattle were sold for slaughter.  At one time,  the MILW Road's resting pens in Aberdeen, SD were reported to be the largest in the world.