Discussion in 'Eastern Div Track Charts/Industry Schematics' started by Rick McClellan, Jul 12, 2012.
Does anyone know how the Wally Siding got its name and what was loaded/unloaded there?
I am starting to lose hope on getting an answer to this question.
Uh, maybe wall board?
Just a SWAG!
Where is it?
Wally was located just east of Teed Junction in Springfield on the 1st sub, close to where the spur to the Springfield Underground is now located. What they loaded/unloaded there, I don't know. Perhaps limestone as it is close to the quarry.
A map I am looking at shows Hwy 65 at its present location and Wally is hand written at mp 235.8 which shows the quarry in the same area.
A short distance farther east of Wally it also has a hand written notation showing Lyman's Switch. It shows the switch just west of the present switch going into the industrial park.
Between Lyman's switch and Strafford it shows Nogo
A terrible accident occurred at Lyman at 10:20 P.M. on Oct. 2, 1893 when passenger train #4 hit some cattle cars on the siding. The switch had allegedly been thrown open near where the cattle cars stood. The engineer discovered the open switch but could not stop before the engine plowed into the cars killing the engineer and fireman.
With a little more information as provided, Cold Storage was one of the places assigned to switch during the strike. Am thinking Wally was the runaround to shove down the hill, can't remember, we did a drop switch out there, I only switched it once, so with that said, kinda sketchy. Definite maybe.
That was where getting off moving equipment was learned, my legs just would not move quite fast enough. Was neat to go inside on a engine though. That would have been around 1981 or so, do not know if Wally was there at that time, seems like that was the reason it existed though.
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