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Parkdale yard office (built 1945) with latest cement addition on east end of building, looking southwest. Bay addition partially hidden by single 40' box car is scale house. In background is Irwin Toys in former Hinde and Dauch Paper mill at 43 Hanna Avenue. January 1985. Eugene D. Burles.

This yard office replaced an old wooden one which burned down. Story goes a yardman went into the office and tried talking to the chief clerk who brushed him off saying he was busy. When the yardman persisted the chief clerk angrily said "I told I'm busy, don't bother me." "I'm trying to tell you the yard office is on fire!" With that the chief clerk wisely grabbed the car records books and left the building.