I love those aerials - my thanks to the charioteer.
I'll second that. A lot of people worked in those rail yards, both the freight sheds and passenger coach yards, and it was back when there was a substantial passenger rail network. It made sense at the time to have a yard close to Union Station. Now that passenger rail of the intercity variety is a shadow of its former self the amount of space needed for such facilities is a lot less and freight is more efficiently handled at the large intermodal terminals. At the time those yards were a bustling area and were not inconsistent with the industrial nature of the west side of the downtown south of King.hey, some of us miss those railyards!