Left behind on that parallel track (or another nearby, Dave does not remember
precisely), a landlocked switcher slowly combined iron and oxygen. Since
the time of this photo it has been hauled away. The small Davison Yard,
named for one of the businesses served, had previously been in this vicinity.
Reader Paul McNally kindly shared memory of this location:
"As for the abandoned switcher, the location appears to be right next to the
inner loop bridge of 695. In the early 70s, a scrapper was located there.
I remember desperately trying to identify steam locomotives lined up for
scrapping (there were at most 2 or 3, but they were steam). I do not know
what happened with the company but my guess is that the cost of scrapping
locomotives that contained asbestos made profitability harder to obtain."