Historic Packing Houses,
Packing Sheds and Other Industrial Structures
Eastside Lines: Southern Pacific, Santa Fe and Visalia Electric
Copyright 2009, 2011, 2013 by James E. Lancaster, Ph.D.
Page Created June 13, 2009
In later years the Visalia Electric followed the route shown in red from Exeter to Redbanks.
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)
An SP switcher works the Earlibest Orange Assn packing house on April 20, 1984. (Robert Gaddie photo)
SP switcher 1197 passes the Kaweah Citrus Assn packing house on April 20, 1984. (Robert Gaddie photo)
Sunkist packing house (left) and VE depot (center) in 1955. (Dawrence S. Glenn photo, Don Bowen collection)
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)
Sun Pacific packing house in March 2008. (James Lancaster photo)
Demolition of the packing house at Redbanks in mid-1983.
(Randy Sunada photo)
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Joint SP-ATSF Exeter Branch from Calico to Ducor & Richgrove Branch from Richgrove to Jovista
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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