Yesterday I had a visitor up from Ohio. It's always great to see Bob. Usually we only meet up at the RPM in Naperville, but Bob felt the need to drop off the grid for a couple of days so he came to visit. His first time in to St Thomas. So he got the nickel tour of all the railroad related sites in town.
The old Pere Marquette facilities.
The L&PS trackage.
The CASO station and shops.
The Wabash yard and shops.
and the CPR interchange in the east end of town.
It was while I was showing him the footings of the Wabash roundhouse door posts that we came across this.
Now I have yet another small mystery to solve. Whatever are they doing exposing this old floor? I can't conceive of a single good reason for this.
Fortunately we know a fellow who works for CNR who may be able to shed light on this. Now if he'd only answer his phone.