A postcard view of Green Bay Food Company, located adjacent to the
Green Bay & Western's Norwood Yard.
The Green Bay Route's Norwood Yard is tightly boxed in by industrial and
residential areas on all sides of the yard and shop tracks. One of the
neighbors is Green Bay Food Company. It is located due west of the
Kewaunee Wye, which connected the KGB&W to the GB&W main line.
There were three tracks that served Green
Bay Foods (now Deans Foods). All three ran off of Norwood Yard's New Wye
and were numbered 1, 2 and 3, from west to east.
Track 1 held two cars at the open dock for brine salt for
the pickle tanks and on occasion a Richter Vinegar wooden tank car containing vinegar.
Track 2 was used for loading insulated boxcars (see GBW 21014
for a typical car) and also to unload tanks of sucrose, sugar water and
in later years covered hoppers of sugar into a below ground pit ground
Track 3 was only used for loading outbound product in
insulated boxcars. All three tracks were being used when I left the GBW
- Tom Quatsoe
The postcard view below is undated; however the yellow boxcars spotted on the
track along the east side of the plant dates this postcard to at least 1959 and
in later years the plant was expanded. I estimate this view is from about
The west leg of the Kewaunee Wye is the track which curves around the left
side of the image and disappears into the foreground. The low tanks behind
the plant are brine tanks used to pickle vegetables. The yard tracks of
Norwood are located along the top edge of the postcard view.