This Space for Rent

Finally scanned

578 sitting on the North LaCrosse ready track

The larger picture shows (on the left side of the photo, just past the long hood of the 576) the bar that used to sit across Copeland Ave from the shops. It’s long gone, of course; I suspect a large part of its customer base was Milwaukee Road workers, and when the Canadian Pacific blew away the shops and stopped stationing anything other than a switcher those customers weren’t there – combine that with the new bridge that put the bar at the end of a stub street and *poof* it disappeared in a puff of logic.