Structures Along The Corn Belt Route
The following images are a few I found in a photo album that had been mis-placed for several years.
The Continental Grain elevator is immediately behind the former CGW Depot in Redwing, Mn. It would lead one to beleive that this company was served by the railroad when it was active.
The Red Wing Malting Company plant was located south of the Red Wing pottery and west of the CGW track that extended to the depot. I was there in the summer of 1993, and went back in the fall to take additional pictures, but it was gone by then.
Two shots of the grain elevator in Randolf, Mn circa 1993. The next time I passed that way it was gone.
Hotel Randolf, Randolf, Mn circa 1993.
The former Hotel in Stanton, Mn circa 1993.
The former United States Post Office in Stanton, Mn circa 1993.
A small WM&P trestle about 1/2 mile east of Northfield, MN circa 1994.
A former WM&P trestle (now a bike path) in Faribault, MN circa 1994.
The GTA Feed Seed and Fertilizer elevator, Watertown, MN circa 1994.
The Bolton, Ill elevator is burned by the Shannon, Ill fire department. In 1971
On the CGW Rail Route, this is/was in between Pearl City and South Freeport Stops. You can see it on Google Earth (just do a search using Bolton, IL in the program) with the rail line's impression in the land still. The stop is also listed in the 1952 CGW timetable I found online. Bolton is a small enclave of homes (50-100 or so people)...The hamlet is named after my Great, Great, Great Grandfather, Devilia Bolton. Courtesy of Mark Hayden
Copyright 2008 Tom Tolstead
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