Former Bergstrom Spur Industries

From the 1950s through the 1980s the following industries were known to have been active on the line:

  • Ward Body Works, a bus body manufacturing company, was one block SW of Ben White Blvd, just southeast of South Congress Avenue. I believe this to be the large building right by the grade crossing at South Congress Avenue
  • Texas State Library on the SW side of Bergstrom line, 1 block SW of Ben White Blvd
  • Montgomery Ward merchandise warehouse on the SW side of Bergstrom line, 1 block SW of Ben White Blvd
  • Hoffman Paint Mfg. Co. one block SW of Ben White Blvd
  • Imperial-American Inc. aluminum furniture factory. NE of Industrial Blvd, south east of William Springs Road. Not sure if it was rail served. The switch lead curves through their property to access businesses further southwest on Willow Springs Road
  • Restaurant Eqpt Mfg. west corner of Industrial Blvd and Willow Springs. Lead passes their business, not sure if rail-served
  • Austin Industries furniture factory, had their own spur at end of Willow Springs lead
  • Lone Star Paper Co. wholesale paper warehouse, had their own spur at end of Willow Springs lead

Information for this list was gathered from the Model Railroader forums. Click this link to go the site for further information


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