Historic Packing Houses, Packing Sheds and Other Industrial Structures
in Central and Northern California

Eastside Lines: Southern Pacific, Santa Fe and Visalia Electric

Copyright 2009, 2011, 2013 by James E. Lancaster, Ph.D.

Web Page Created June 13, 2009
Last Updated October 8, 2013


Visalia Electric


In later years the Visalia Electric followed the route shown in red from Exeter to Redbanks.

Exeter
February 1974 SPINS Diagram. (James Lancaster collection)


West side of the former Visalia Electric carbarn in March 2008. The building is shown as the S.P. Machine Shop on the SPINS diagram and is now used as the shop for the San Joaquin Valley RR. (James Lancaster photo)


East side of the former Visalia Electric carbarn. March 2008. (James Lancaster photo)


This track east of the carbarn is the former Visalia Electric mainline. March 2008. (James Lancaster photo)

Rocky Hill

An SP switcher works the Earlibest Orange Assn packing house on April 20, 1984. (Robert Gaddie photo)

Goodale

SP switcher 1197 passes the Kaweah Citrus Assn packing house on April 20, 1984. (Robert Gaddie photo)

Lemon Cove

Sunkist packing house (left) and VE depot (center) in 1955. (Dawrence S. Glenn photo, Don Bowen collection)

Sequoia

Baker Bros. packing house in May 1989. Sequoia was on a spur north of Woodlake. (Cliff Prather photo)


Golden Star (former Baker Bros.) packing house in March 2008. (James Lancaster photo)


Golden Star packing house in March 2008. (James Lancaster photo)

East Redbanks

Sun Pacific packing house in March 2008. (James Lancaster photo)

Redbanks

Demolition of the packing house at Redbanks in mid-1983.
(Randy Sunada photo)



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