Re: Return to Richmond's Unsolved Mysteries
Author: OPRRMS
Date: 01-12-2021 - 22:12

wharfrat Wrote:
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> As I recall, the plant across Castro was the
> Allied Chemical sulfuric acid plant. The little
> tank cars were super heavy and would blow right
> through the hump retarders like they were not
> there, so they all had to be ridden to brake. The
> plant on the east side of the hump was nasty, may
> have been Ortho. Did Chevron ever own Ortho? Santa
> Fe's Indian Village was a short distance away on
> the east side and I could never understand how
> they could stand it down wind.

The OP is referring to Chevron's phenol plant which was located east of the refinery's cooling towers, almost directly across Castro from SP's yard office. Allied's plant was further east on Castro near the intersection with Hensley (the crossing between the hump and the scale). Ortho was on the west side of Hensley, south of the tracks.

> Siever Ave. was a busy place, you had Safeway and
> Mutual there which took forty cars a night. On the
> other end you had Texaco and Channel Lumber. You
> had to talk to the Santa Fe yardmaster to go over
> there. A lot of memories.

Seaver, not Siever.



Subject Written By Date/Time (PST)
  Return to Richmond's Unsolved Mysteries TMer 01-11-2021 - 21:49
  Re: Return to Richmond's Unsolved Mysteries OPRRMS 01-11-2021 - 23:04
  Re: Return to Richmond's Unsolved Mysteries TMer 01-12-2021 - 09:38
  Re: Return to Richmond's Unsolved Mysteries Dr Zarkoff 01-12-2021 - 09:39
  Re: Return to Richmond's Unsolved Mysteries TMer 01-12-2021 - 10:30
  Re: Return to Richmond's Unsolved Mysteries Dr Zarkoff 01-12-2021 - 16:38
  Re: Return to Richmond's Unsolved Mysteries TMer 01-12-2021 - 17:25
  Re: Return to Richmond's Unsolved Mysteries Dr Zarkoff 01-12-2021 - 16:56
  Re: Return to Richmond's Unsolved Mysteries TMer 01-12-2021 - 17:26
  Re: Return to Richmond's Unsolved Mysteries wharfrat 01-12-2021 - 20:59
  Re: Return to Richmond's Unsolved Mysteries TMer 01-12-2021 - 21:58
  Re: Return to Richmond's Unsolved Mysteries Dr Zarkoff 01-12-2021 - 22:06
  Re: Return to Richmond's Unsolved Mysteries OPRRMS 01-12-2021 - 22:12
  Re: Return to Richmond's Unsolved Mysteries Dr Zarkoff 01-12-2021 - 23:38
  Re: Return to Richmond's Unsolved Mysteries BTW 01-13-2021 - 09:10
  Re: Return to Richmond's Unsolved Mysteries OPRRMS 01-13-2021 - 09:38
  Re: Return to Richmond's Unsolved Mysteries TMer 01-13-2021 - 17:17
  Re: Return to Richmond's Unsolved Mysteries TMer 01-12-2021 - 22:32
  Re: Return to Richmond's Unsolved Mysteries OPRRMS 01-12-2021 - 22:45
  Re: Return to Richmond's Unsolved Mysteries OPRRMS 01-12-2021 - 23:25
  Re: Return to Richmond's Unsolved Mysteries TMer 01-13-2021 - 00:14
  Re: Return to Richmond's Unsolved Mysteries BTW 01-13-2021 - 09:14
  Re: Return to Richmond's Unsolved Mysteries TMer 01-13-2021 - 15:59
  Re: Return to Richmond's Unsolved Mysteries BTW 01-13-2021 - 17:05


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