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Kingsbury Industrial Park

Unread postby Super Chief » Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:08 pm

Went to Stillwell today with GTW and saw the South Shore cross the CN Owls diamond at Stillwell. They have the new power derails installed. The power today was 2001 & 2007. They proceeded to the former Kingsbury Ordanace property with gondolas and coil cars. They typically get there M-W-F between noon and 4. JBC rail services had 4125, 3517, 1229 and 316 as plant switchers. What a nice collection of interesting power. Seems a lot of the old buildings had companies occupied in them and the South Shore made the run around the entire complex to deliver their train to each customer.
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Re: Kingsbury Industrial Park

Unread postby AARR » Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:49 am

The article in Trains Mag about South Shore mentioned this industrial park. Seems like it would be cool to railfan.
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Re: Kingsbury Industrial Park

Unread postby Super Chief » Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:01 am

Yes Don very interesting, underground bunkers scattered thru the state park next to it and really cool brick buildings all in a row, inert materials buildings and tracks to every one of the buildings. There's a map in the office showing how 4 railroads had 4 different gates to enter the complex from 4 directions off their mainlines. Must have been a busy place during the war and there's 5 water towers still standing above the property. Google it and enjoy the visit.
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