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Steam locomotive passes through Albion in the 1940s

Posted 10 February 2014 at 12:00 am

By Bill Lattin, Orleans County Historian

ALBION – In this picture from the late 1940s we see a steam locomotive at the West Academy Street Railroad crossing in Albion.

After this period of time diesel engines replaced steam. To the left we notice an open box car on a siding next to the Woods & Sprague Mill. In the distance is the Albion Cold Storage. (The cold storage building was most recently used by the Orleans Pallet Company and burned in an Oct. 17, 2013 fire.)