The train on the railroad incline is being pushed by the "Reuben Wells" locomotive as it approaches North Madison at the top of the hill. Visible in the photograph is the roundhouse and the Godman and Phillips slaughterhouse.
Hughes-Curry Packing Company was located at 2000 W. Eighth Street in Anderson. Later this building would house the Emge Plant. The building stills stands. Part of the complex is used by the city's yard waste recycling operation.
Pork; Trucks; Railroads; Meat industry; Flour & meal industry
Trucks from the Pearl Packing Company line up to unload pork onto the waiting train. Madison was once a huge pork producing town, second only to Cincinnati. In the picture you can see the top of Trow's Flour Mill.