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Re: Hey Elba Steve...GTW old main question
Oh, the name of it slips my mind at the moment, but, yes, there was a small lumber yard there, and they did get material in by rail until the mid 70's. Even had some coal hauled in there in the 60's, in short 2 bay hopper cars. I'm going to say that the name was "Mac's Lumber", yup, now I'm 99% sure that was it. Funny how these things just pop back into one's mind. The switch points faced east, and the spur was only about 120 feet long. There was also, a small lumber yard on the east end of the old main line, between Franklin Ave, and Dort highway, specifically at Vernon avenue. The name of that place was called "Housing Products." They too got a good amount of lumber, and occasional coal too. Switch points faced west. Long gone by 1980.