Re: Return to Richmond's Unsolved Mysteries
Author: BTW
Date: 01-13-2021 - 09:10

OPRRMS Wrote:
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>
> 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.

Allied Chemical (later General Chemical) was not up by Hensley. It was/is directly adjacent to the old phenol plant property. The spur into the sulphuric acid plant comes off of the first hump track, just south of the gas pipeline station.

There were two Chevron satellite facilities north of the SP yard: Ortho, which sat northwest of the hump and across Castro Street, took in urea to produce ammonia. And, Orthene (House & Garden) which was directly east of the hump. This facility had two sides. One side was served by a spur off of the track 9-16 lead (switched by the SP or ATSF), and the other side which was served off of the ATSF main on the east side of the plant. When the Santa Fe re-aligned the main into their yard (about 1993 as I recall) they gave up the Orthene switching to the belt line operator. Industrial Railways constructed a new spur off of the north end of track 16 to enter the Orthene plant (parallel to the old Union Tank Car spur).



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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