Hicks "West Works"
Locomotives and Passenger Cars
“A complete Power Plant generates and distributes electricity for power and light, also compressed air for operating pneumatic tools.”
“Storage space for supplies and materials is provided in a brick Store House 68 x 140 feet.”
“Two large buildings and several smaller ones are devoted to the coach department. The Wood Mill has a full complement of modern wood-working machinery including everything necessary to the highest standard of coach work. The Cabinet Shop and veneer room are located on the second floor of the Coach Erecting Shop. In this department the built-up partition work, marquetry and other interior finish is completed according to the most modern standards for coaches and private cars.”
“The Truck Shop has ample facilities for the construction of high grade trucks for all classes of passenger equipment and in conformity to any specifications or requirements of the purchaser.”
“Dry kilns and storage sheds for dry lumber are of course necessary adjuncts.”
— From a 1908 Hicks promotional book.