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box car or building?

Posted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 4:09 pm
by abbrr
While researching my ac&y forge st module i came across a picture in the ac&y news, volume 16 number 2 summer 2011top of page 6. It is the East entrance to the tunnel. On the top left is what appears to be a string of box cars. I have never seen any other evidence of track in this location. Might this be a building, possibly part of the brewery?

Re: box car or building?

Posted: Sun Sep 09, 2012 3:17 pm
by Peacock
abbrr,
What you are looking at in that particular picture are box cars at Muehlstein's Scrap Rubber facility.
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You can see piles of scrap tires at the edge of the siding also. In the distance is Renner's Chimney used for boiling wört.
The AC&Y had a siding that served both Muehlstein and Geo J. Renner Brewery. I am working on an article for the AC&Y News about this siding. I am attaching some Sanborn maps that I put together that show it.
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Today the siding is gone Google Earth/Maps shows the scar that it left. If you go down there, you will see a tire retaining wall, it's the only remnant of Muehlstein's. Renner's has been re-purposed and is mostly still intact.

Re: box car or building?

Posted: Sun Sep 09, 2012 7:45 pm
by abbrr
Thanks. The higher quality picture shows so much more. I have pictures of the tire retaining wall but have no idea how i am going to model it. After looking at the map i remember seeing what looked like loading dock doors on the side of the brewery. Do you know when this siding was abandoned or removed

Re: box car or building?

Posted: Sun Sep 09, 2012 10:41 pm
by Peacock
Last record the siding appears to be gone around the early 1980's. Still doing research though!