Author Topic: Evansville's lost sidings and spurs  (Read 30208 times)

hobodano

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Re: Evansville's lost sidings and spurs
« Reply #160 on: March 18, 2015, 10:13:11 PM »
1.  A little further south, looking north back toward Vogel.  The ties are still in the ground.

2.  Same spot, facing south.  The warehouse siding is still here, ready for a box car.  I anticipate a long wait.


Lumber warehouse...Georgia Pacific, then a spur for brick which turned into another lumber spot?
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Re: Evansville's lost sidings and spurs
« Reply #161 on: March 18, 2015, 10:14:31 PM »
Right up the street from Kight is another lumber yard, with rails still running into it.

1.  Rails into yard.

2.  The switch to this yard, now gone.  NS used to park MOW equipment here just a couple of years ago.  Not anymore...

May have been called Complete Lumber? ;D
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Re: Evansville's lost sidings and spurs
« Reply #162 on: March 18, 2015, 10:15:31 PM »
Traveling further east, we come to another siding, loooooong gone.  (I have no idea when it was removed.)  The building it used to service is some kind of paintball shop. 

1.  A little rail is left.  You can see where it went into loading dock.

2.  Where the switch used to be.

Pretty sure this was Owensboro Brick.  ;D
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Re: Evansville's lost sidings and spurs
« Reply #163 on: March 19, 2015, 12:14:03 AM »
Don't forget Kight Lumber.

hobodano

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Re: Evansville's lost sidings and spurs
« Reply #164 on: March 19, 2015, 08:32:48 AM »
Don't forget Kight Lumber.

Caught red handed....trying to forget...once  we shoved one car out the other end of the track! :o
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Re: Evansville's lost sidings and spurs
« Reply #165 on: March 20, 2015, 08:57:42 PM »
hobodano:

Hey thanks for putting names on those old buildings!  I'd wondered what used to be there.
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Re: Evansville's lost sidings and spurs
« Reply #166 on: March 20, 2015, 09:14:32 PM »
hobodano:

Hey thanks for putting names on those old buildings!  I'd wondered what used to be there.

Thanx..anytime! fell free to email me anytime...will try to help if I can...this boards very knowledgeable!  :)
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Re: Evansville's lost sidings and spurs
« Reply #167 on: April 16, 2015, 02:42:47 PM »
Lumber warehouse...Georgia Pacific, then a spur for brick which turned into another lumber spot?

Now thats what I call memory.Southern left a row of hoppers just south of the spur to Georgia Pacific all throughout the '70's. Division St still had embedded tracks ( as Ninth Ave still does just off Ohio St.) in the crossing at Stockwell Rd where the tracks went to the State Hospital Power House for coal drops.

I can still remember the steam whistle the State Hospital used to sound every Saturday at noon.It was audible to the apartment complex we were at on Shamrock Dr. east of the old Vandeveer Dodge dealership on Green River Rd. 
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