S Trackside Industries
S Stations & Trackside Building Kits
Prior to the building of the interstate highway system in the 1950’s the railroads hauled nearly all of the milk that was consumed in the larger cities. Local farmers would deliver cans of Bessie’s best to the local creamery where it would be inspected, stored, chilled. The cans would be cleaned and returned to the farmer. The milk would be shipped to the city in railroad-hauled milk cars.
The prototypes for our kit was built at Clark’s, near Campbell Hall, NY on the New York, Ontario & Western. Similar designs could be found throughout the Northeast.
Most creameries were built before mechanical refrigeration. As a result many were built with an adjacent icehouse. Icehouses were also used alone along the line for storage of ice for reefers and milk cars. Our icehouse is also based on a NYO&W design to match the creamery.