NYC Marion Indiana Freight House - Early 50s

rhensley_anderson Apr 4, 2020

  1. rhensley_anderson

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    Marion Freight House This was in the last days for the freight house, but you can tell by the 5 doors that it had been a busy place at one time. The two pipes at the right of the picture were for the scales to weight cars. When the Crosley automobile, was built in Marion after WWII, they would bring them down to the freight house and load them in box cars.
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  2. fitz

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    Thanks for another dose of our railroad's history, Roger.
     
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  3. rhensley_anderson

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    Ok, I can't resist this. Here are two other Depots from Marion.

    NKP (Nickel Plate) 1950s

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    PRR (Pennsylvania) 1960s

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  4. Kurt Moose

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    Love these time period photos-old soda machines, phone booth, newspaper stand, and even the ice machine!

    All great details of yesteryear!
     
  5. fitz

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    Both depots are very nice. The NKP one looks a lot like some of the others you have posted, Roger.
     
  6. BNSF FAN

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    Great photos Roger! Like Kurt, I love the details.
     
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    Thanks, more good stuff.
     

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