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I have not been able to determine the name of the railyard, the main purpose of these notes is the grain elevator. GN also had grain elevators in their Union Yard on the north side of the Mississippi River.
Marty Bernard posted
3. Great Northern Elevator, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1920. Photographs and captions from the Minnesota Historical Society.
Tom Lyman2021 https://www.google.com/.../data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4...
Ray McCollough shared
Bob Summers: Smokestack for coal fired boiler for steam engine used to power this massive elevator. In this northern setting the indoor boxcar unloading / loading would be a good thing.
american-colossus also has this photo
It was built before 1899 and could store 1.5 million bushels.
AnonymousMarch 9, 2011 at 11:45 PMone of the "boxes" on the end of main structure probably enclosed the power transmission z elevators of that era were typically engine-driven [that's what the steam plant in foreground is all about] z large multi-sheave pulleys at bottom and top connected rotary motion to the leg drives via line shaft across top of headhouse z each leg was engaged with a friction clutch
Dennis DeBruler commented on Tom Lyman's comment
Tom Lyman Thanks for the location. I was able to find it on a Sanborn Map. It had a capacity of 1.25 million bushels.https://www.loc.gov/resource/g4144mm.g04339191202/?sp=2&r=0.168,-0.093,0.987,1.143,0 viahttps://www.loc.gov/resource/g4144mm.g04339191202/... viahttps://www.loc.gov/resource/g4144mm.g04339191301/?r=-0.038,0.367,0.747,0.865,0
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