Modelling aided by aerial photography using the Coors distributor as a case study

Aerial of Coors

This is a photo of the Coors distributor south of Roswell (see February 9, 2014 post).  Note how it compares with the configuration on the track plan.  The highway is U.S. 285 to Artesia and Carlsbad.  The large gray square near the center of the image is the roof of the building which served as the Maloof Coors distributor in the early 1990s. The light blue rectangle is the unloading dock where the box cars were unloaded.

Maloof

Maloof Coors Distributor in 1992. Note box car being unloaded to the right.

Though not included in the track plan, the track proceeds to the left to the former Walker Air Force Base of UFO fame in the summer of 1947 (more on that in a future post).  In the 1990s, the ATSF serviced a couple of customers on the former base, including Christmas by Krebs.  It received large 60-foot box cars presumably filled with glass beads.  There was also a team track and facilities to unload fuel on the former base as well.  Presently, an asphalt company receives tank cars there.

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