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The Building Among The Yards

  • Posted by tom burke
  • on 23 March 2005
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See a rare shot of the the former Goose Island yard area. Circa 1987.


This view dates from 1987 and it looks northwest from Division St. at Hickory across the team tracks towards two old, brick, industrial buildings that still stood. The massive Proctor & Gamble plant is off in the distance. On the far right of the picture is the Waste Management facility that also used to receive boxcars (outbound trash?) into the mid-1990s. Talk about a bad paint job on the one building! If you look closely you can see the track crossing Division St. that went down Hickory St. A light coat of asphalt covers it up at this point but the tracks are sticking through.