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July 2nd- The West Side of Sue City

posted Jul 3, 2015, 6:47 AM by Sue Line RailRoad   [ updated Jul 3, 2015, 7:34 AM ]
This week we will take a look at the various industries on the west side of Sue City, some served and some not served by the Sue Line Railroad.


As before, we will begin with the south end of Sue City.
Here we see the Sardenga Fish Company (above).
This structure was named after one of my partners when I practiced pathology,
Dr. Louis J. Sardenga.


Note that it is not served by the railroad and is not on the map (above).


The first industry actually served by the Sue Line is Wharf Industries (above).
This industry was named for another former pathology partner, Dr. Valerie Mandina.
It is actually named for her husband (T. J. Mandina).


Completing the west most spur is R.O. Packing Company (above).
This is a kit-bash of two buildings and I had some decals with R.O. Packing Company!


On the east most spur is the Cummins Cotton Gin and Compress Incorporated (above).
This is a Campbell kit which was named after my first pathology partner, Dr. Sam Cummins.
Dr. Sam Cummins and I started Associated Pathology together in 1976.


Just northward, we see the National Shipping Company (above).
This is a modified Campbell kit.


Completing the industries on the east most spurt is Wescott & Winks- Packers and Shippers (above).
This industry was named for Lynn Wescott, an early pioneer of scale model railroading.


On the runaround track we see the Sue City Recycling Company (above).
This building was formerly the C & M Tobacco Warehouse, but it is also being recycled!


The other industry on the runaround track is Sue City Auto Parts, Incorporated (above).
This was a simple Campbell kit to which several details were added.



Here we see two scenes of workers who help keep Sue City going.


The Davis Mercantile (above) was named in honor of Ms. Mattie Davis, a co-worker and
good friend from my days at Associated Pathologists.


Next we see the H. D. Taylor Radiologic Film and Supply Company (above).
The is named in honor of Dr. H. Denny Taylor, a friend, modeler and radiologist
who lives in New Orleans.


The final building of this block houses the
Rhodes Import and Export and Sue City Cable Company (above).
Rhodes Import and Export is named in honor of
James Rhodes, another friend and co-worker from
my days at Associated Pathologist.

None of the above four industries are served by the railroad.



Just to the west of the previous industries is a spur which houses the
S. O. Rotten Lumber Company (above).
This is a simple pour of plaster of Paris and hydrocal with some wooden pallet details.



At the northern end of this spur is O. L. Slick (above).
This is a Walthers kit with some added details.

Both "So Rotten Lumber" and "Oil Slick" were named by
long time Sue Line Crew member- Mose Crews.



Here we see two views of the next spur northward which is the home of Towers- Allen Storage,
The Bullshippers Line for Fine Storage (above).
This industry was named in honor of famous pioneer model railroaders
Whitt Towers and John Allen and their famous Bullshippers Line of cattle cars.

It is again, a simple pour of plaster of Paris and hydrocal with some details added.


The final spur on the west side of Sue City serves the
Ellison Shipping and Storage Company (above).
This industry is named in honor of model railroading pioneer
Frank Ellison.
Again it is a simple pour of plaster of Paris and hydrocal
with added details a building kit-bashed from parts of Rick Rideout,
a friend and fellow modeler.

Tis concludes our tour of the west side of Sue City.
Next week we will review the north end of Sue City
including the Trinity Heights Grain complex and
the new home of the corporate offices of the Sue Line.

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