Photo of the Week
January 7, 2001
Here is one
grand photo taken during the peak of the golden days of the Canal
In the immediate foreground, the Mount Hope Cemetery can be see and then
the Industrial Laboratories / Commissary Wholesale Units. Here was
the main supply point for most of the Canal Zone Commissary needs.
Dairy products, meat, bottled products, spices and herbs, textiles and
many other items needed by the Canal Zone residents. Note the ramp
behind the closest building. This was the ramp that took cattle to their
City commissary can be seen in front of the large baseball field to the
The large railroad rolling stock yard is full of many different types of
cars ready to haul any needs of the Panama Railroad. The Round House
which can be seen in the distant right of the yard is in full business.
Dock and Mechanical Division Shops are across the tracks towards the old
The power of
the Panama Canal Company at this time was supreme! What a proud time
it must have been during our Canal Zone history. May it never be
Photo from the private photo album of John A McLeod.
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