In Praise of Bakeries, Part II

In part 2 of his post on Bakery operations in the Roswell area, Rails West has some great shots of the unloading equipment, delivery vehicles and railcars involved in the operation along with details of the operation.

Enjoy, and thanks again Rails West for this great resource.

Rails West

To conclude my series on bakeries, here is a little information on the structures, rolling stock, vehicles and operations.

Structures

Bakeries come in all shapes and sizes, but most of the older ones were pretty substantial brick or cinder block buildings from what I can gather. Here’s a collection of photos demonstrating the variety.

Capture Rainbo Bakery, reportedly in Tuscan, AZ.

Tucson Rainbo Bakery

Older Rainbow Bakery in Tucson, AZ.

Roanoke Rainbo Bakery coutesy Roanoke Public Library Rainbo Bakery in Roanoke, VA.  Photo courtesy of Roanoke Public Library.

back Back of a bakery, location unknown.

Here’s a more modern bakery.

Schwebels Bakery Solon OH Dan Sapochetti Schwebels Bakery, Solon OH, 2005, photo courtesy of  Dan Sapochetti

Here is a collection of photos of a former Rainbo bakery in Lexington, KY with some cool interior shots in case you were very ambitious and wanted to model a realistic interior.

Lexington

Frankfurt KY II

Frankfort inside II

Inside of a Rainbo bakery in Kentucky

Lexington inside

Here is a few photos of silos and unloading equipment.

shick-bulk-flour-system(ecpqf3) Shick bulk flour system, courtesy of Shick Solutions.

Rail Car Unloading Systems Detail on…

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About Andrew Martin

After a long IT and Telecommunications career in the USA and Australia, I've decided I need a break. Professionally I'm focused on direct contact customer service - people helping people. Hobby wise I'm focused on model railway layout building and modelling. I blog, write and publish as often as I am able.
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