Historic Packing Houses and Other Industrial Structures in Southern California

Virtual Tour of San Bernardino, CA
San Bernardino County

Copyright 2005, 2006 by James E. Lancaster

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San Bernardino (ATSF, UP, PE)

A large Union Ice and Cold Storage facility was located just east of the San Bernardino depot. The first three photos were taken in 2000, the fourth in 2002 or 2003. 

Cold Storage Building
View looking west
in 2000 at the cold storage building of the former Union Ice and Cold Storage Company. Jim Lancaster photo.

Ice Plant & Office
View looking northwest
in 2000 at a second cold storage building and the original office. Jim Lancaster photo.

Ice plant
View looking west in 2000 between the cold storage building on the left and the ice manufacturing plant on the right.
Jim Lancaster photo.

Ice plant
View looking east
in 2002 or 2003 at the ice manufacturing plant (left) and cold storage building (right). Jim Lancaster photo.


The Santa Fe operated a large precooling facility in the B Yard. The following photos and captions were provided by John Thompson, moderator of the Cajon Pass Yahoo group. The photos are Copyright 2003 and 2005.

1. This photo, looking south in the B Yard, shows the north and east sides of the huge precooler building. There is an automatic icing machine in the far distant center. (PhotoLink-JT)

2. This photo is from the southwest edge of the B Yard, looking at the south and west sides of the building. The south side appears to have a black hole where the wooden icing sheds used to connect to it. The modern icing machine is to the right of the building. The diagonal line running down from the precooler roof appears to be a drainage pipe. (PhotoLink-JT)

3. This photo was taken from about the same location as photo 1, but looking southwest at the yard office and the wooden cooling tower. The north side of the precooler building is in the left background. (PhotoLink-JT)

4. This photo is from the northwest corner of B Yard, looking at the west side of the wooden cooling tower. There are a pair of rounded wooden towers (with flag on top) to the right of that, and the north side of the precooler building is in the background. (PhotoLink-JT)

5. This view shows the southwest side of the two rounded wooden towers with a flag on top, and the west side of the wooden cooling tower behind them. (PhotoLink-JT)

6. This is a view of the northwest sides of the rounded wooden towers and the long west side of the precooler building. (PhotoLink-JT)


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