Packing House loading doors
- Would anyone be able to tell me the approximate dimensions of "typical" packing house loading doors?
I'm building a packing house industry track similar to the photos in SP Coast Line (Thompson/Signor) on pages 58 and 59. It's set in Salinas, and is an interpretive design based also on the Edison Potato plant. The era is 1947-1950.
There would be truck-loading doors on the street side, and dock-access doors on the dock side. The dock side also has a roller-conveyor system to shuttle crates of product up and down the dock.
I'm planning for the doors to be standard side-sliding wooden plank doors hung on overhead rollers.
As an aside, I tried to search this Group's messages for info about doors, but I can't find a way to enter the search engine!
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
You may be able to scale-out a door from these drawings from the Library of Congress of the National Orange Packing House:
You can enlarge the drawing to read the measurements for other packing house features.
When I measured the loading door openings for the Corona Citrus Association Packing House they were about 8’ x 8’.