Wilson & Co. Mineola

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Wilson & Co. Mineola

Post by nyandw » Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:16 pm

Can anyone tell me about Wilson & Co. that was located on East Second St, between Main St and Willis Ave. What lading did they receive/ship/etc. Thank you.
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RS1 #465 - Wilson & Co. c. 1950
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Emery Mineola MP18-19 Wilson & Co.

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Re: Wilson & Co. Mineola

Post by RGlueck » Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:56 am

Wilsons was a meat packing plant, receiving refrigerator cars labelled "Wilsons Car Line". Google the reefers and you'll see plenty of them. I believe the Wilson plant stood into the late 60's, early 70's. In one of the resources, either a book or on line, there are photos of them being switched out.

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Re: Wilson & Co. Mineola

Post by Sir Ray » Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:27 am

RGlueck wrote:Wilsons was a meat packing plant, receiving refrigerator cars labelled "Wilsons Car Line". Google the reefers and you'll see plenty of them. I believe the Wilson plant stood into the late 60's, early 70's. In one of the resources, either a book or on line, there are photos of them being switched out.
So that's where the Wilson plant was - there's an image in Jeff Wilsons's "livestock & Meatpacking" showing a reefer in front of a plant, and listing the location as Mineola. For some reason I kept thinking the Wilson plant was where the current Western Beef is located.

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Re: Wilson & Co. Mineola

Post by tomdoyle409 » Mon Jun 03, 2019 1:16 pm

Wasn't there another meat packer nearby, specifically Milton Abeles & Co? My recollection, which is very dated, is that they operated a facility on the east (northbound) side of Willis between the Oyster Bay and mainline tracks, and had rail service.

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Re: Wilson & Co. Mineola

Post by Norton » Mon Jun 03, 2019 2:00 pm

Milton Abeles was actually on the east side of Roslyn Road on the north side of the tracks. They were kicked out by the state (through eminent domain) for the Roslyn Road grade crossing elimination in 2008. Interestingly, there's one small meat packer/distributer left in Mineola, located directly across 2nd St. from where Wilson & Co. was: Treasure Isle Foods.

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Re: Wilson & Co. Mineola

Post by nyandw » Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:44 pm

tomdoyle409 wrote:Wasn't there another meat packer nearby, specifically Milton Abeles & Co? My recollection, which is very dated, is that they operated a facility on the east (northbound) side of Willis between the Oyster Bay and mainline tracks, and had rail service.
Swift & Co. perhaps? NE corner at Roslyn Rd. north side of tracks with siding? http://www.trainsarefun.com/lirr/mineol ... la1958.jpg" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Wilson & Co. Mineola

Post by Norton » Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:13 am

That's exactly where Milton Abeles was. Swift must have preceded them.

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Re: Wilson & Co. Mineola

Post by nyandw » Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:31 pm

Norton wrote:That's exactly where Milton Abeles was. Swift must have preceded them.
It shows on Emery 1943 and 1985 and LIRR 1966 map as Swift. The LIRR 1986 has Ducon.http://www.trainsarefun.com/lirr/lirrtr ... Erlitz.pdf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; map #36... Hmm...

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Re: Wilson & Co. Mineola

Post by RGlueck » Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:46 pm

Leading us to ask the time-honored question of "Where's the beef"?

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