The track that exists today is (was) the "main" and in B&O times extended north to the Hojack, crossing Britton, Denise and Latta roads.
At that time, Matthews & Fields owned property on either side of the main and was served by a spur off of the main into the northwest side of the lumber yard. The switch points faced north towards Britton Rd.
Not sure of the timing, but I think RG&E owns most of the B&O north of M&F and M&F purchased anything in the "middle" between their two properties. Please correct me if that's not the case.
In even earlier times, there was a spur off the main that also crossed Stonewood on the east side to serve some customer up to the '50s or '60s. The reason I mention this is the structure is still there (at least it is on Google Maps). The location of the sliding door on the exterior of the building facing the track is still evident. Presumably it was used to access a parked box car. That spur is long gone.
I don't recall any passing siding (but certainly there could have been way back when). The B&O had tons of run-around tracks south of Stonewood (if they really wanted to use them), but had no need as gravity is your friend.
In the pre-Staggers days, the NYC (PC) received only the occasional car, as did the one customer on Latta Rd. (the name escapes me at the moment, but someone will chime in, I'm sure), so M&F was "usually" the last customer switched before heading back to Brooks Ave. A typical operation would have the local crew leave Brooks with the Kodak stuff on the head end and the M&F box or bulkhead flat tucked in behind the caboose. Kodak would be switched with all of their outbounds (usually empties) left still inside Kodak or on the main or in the siding between McCall and the Ridge. After (temporarily) finishing with Kodak, the crew would head to Stonewood with one or two M&F loads and the caboose.
Upon arrival, the short train was cut off north of Stonewood and tied down a few car lengths south of the M&F switch. The engine(s) then headed into the M&F spur to retrieve one or more empties, then spotted the loads, and finally reassembled the train for the ride back to Brooks. Here's where the magic happens. As assembled, the engine is on the north end of the train (the wrong end). How to fix? Yes, you can use a run-around, but that's too much work. Take the engine(s) back into the M&F lead and in the clear, re-align the switch for the main and knock off the brakes on the train. It's downhill to the lake, remember? The train starts to roll. Once it clears the points, the caboose handbrake is applied to bring it to a stop, the engine(s) leave the spur, couple on, make the air and head home.
Gravity is indeed your friend. I'm guessing that would be a prohibited practice today.
Last edited by CPSmith on Wed Apr 20, 2016 7:41 pm, edited 1 time in total.