Historic Packing Houses,
Packing Sheds and Other Industrial Structures
Eastside Lines: Southern Pacific, Santa Fe and Visalia Electric
Copyright 2008, 2011 by James E. Lancaster, Ph.D.
Page Created December 2, 2008
Packing Houses Along The
Joint SP-ATSF Exeter Branch from Calico to Ducor
and Richgrove Branch from Richgrove to Jovista
Both the Southern Pacific and the Santa Fe operated on the south end of the Exeter Branch and on the Richgrove Branch. The Santa Fe operations extended as far north as the north side of Ducor where their own Porterville-Orosi District (aka the Minkler Southern Railroad) branched off to the northeast toward Ultra.Select a Location
This area had a couple of citrus packing houses but was mostly a grape growing area with packing houses and wineries.
Calico | Hollis | Jasmin | Quality | Richgrove | Vestal | Ducor | Trocha | Jovista
Select Another Eastside Line
SP Exeter Branch from Terra Bella to Locans
ATSF Porterville-Orosi District from Ducor to Orange Cove
ATSF Visalia District from Visalia to Lone Star
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