The two yellow sidings near the GT depot were well before my time. I believe there was a coal dock north of the east-west alley north of the depot. I also believe there was a siding behind the depot. These two were apparently modified to the short spur between them. A local gas station (that I once worked for) took deliveries via tank cars. There and single carloads of coal were occasionally piled there, long after the larger coal dock was gone. Those sidings were accessed from the same siding used for the pickle plant (occasional loads out) and for the elevator (until the end of service).
The gray line across M-66 may once have been the main line. In my lifetime that section was gone (ties still in place) and the siding was stubbed for Carnation. Cardboard boxes were received and canned condensed milk was shipped using the two sidings on the north side. Empty cans and coal for the boilers were received on the siding on the south side and were unloaded using long rake-like tools to feed the loose cans onto a conveyer system. It was fascinating to a young boy. The small building between that siding and Condensery Road was where raw milk was received from local farmers.
Big L Lumber siding was created in the mid 1960s and lasted about 20 years. The Art Train was parked on this siding when it visited town.
Prior to 1962, when the first two houses were built, the entire south side of the lake was wooded. Years before the TS&M came to town, there were two different saw mills on east side of the lake.
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