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Kevin Ruble

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Farrabee Siding/Spur
« on: March 20, 2021, 06:03:09 pm »
I have a bit of a mystery to solve, and I'm sure one of you knows the answer.  The profile available from the MRHTS, which I believe dates to 1962, shows a 36-car siding at Farrabee, basically bisected by Farrabee Road.  But employee timetables 17 of 4/30/67 and 18 of 4/27/69 show Farrabee as having a 12-car spur.  I presume the siding was cut short of the crossing, and one end of the siding removed, but does anyone know which end remained as the 12-car spur?  Was it north or south of the grade crossing?  Or am I way out in left field again?

(I presume the answer is in one of my 5th Sub tour books, which are boxed up in storage . . .)

Thanks in advance!

Kevin   

Kevin Ruble

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Re: Farrabee Siding/Spur
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2021, 11:47:52 pm »
Nevermind folks, our friend Rick Driestadt came through with the answer shortly after I posted the question.  For those interested, the 36-car siding was shortened to a 12-car spur opening on the south, and was finally retired on 6-11-74.  Many thanks to Rick!