As I've driven around the state, I've seen rail lines all over and noticed the history and importance these lines had for our people, towns, and businesses. This is a compendium of photos that little boys like me will always love, and I hope little girls too! I'm 70-something, holding at six!
Abbotsford is an interesting place. The population is only about 2,300 as of 2010, but multiple businesses have packed a lot of companies into a small amount of real estate. That is partly because it has a pretty good rail system running through town and is close to Hwy 29.
I was there in May 2010, and there was quite a bit of equipment around, most notably ties and rails.
Quite close to the rail was this building. I think it is known as a “Packing Shed..” These sheds have been located along rail lines. Farmers would put their products in the sheds, awaiting rail transport. Those doors are probably truck doors.