The Freighthouse
Back in 1900, railroads carried freight in virtually any quantity, from small parcels and milk cans to heavy equipment. Freighthouses were built to receive shipments and hold them for pickup by customers or for outbound loading onto a freight car. Freighthouses could be found at small and large terminals alike. They were often located on a side track so cars could be loaded without interfering with passing trains. Our freighthouse was built new in 1972, to resemble the appearance of a typical shortline freighthouse at the turn of the century. It will house displays in the future.

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