Hanna Wyoming VFW Memorial Park. The memorial in the foreground is the Carbon County Miners' Memorial.
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
This a classically styled small town railroad station, located in Medicine Bow, Wyoming. It's now a museum.
View with the Virginian Hotel just in the background, showing the typical arrangement between train stations in hotels in the days when long distance transportation was generally by rail.
Monday, October 29, 2012
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Monday, August 6, 2012
This is the railhead at Lysite, Wyoming, with photographs also including the J. B. Okie structure, built in 1919.
Lysite is a very small town, although it's seen some rejuvenation recently due to a major natural gas processing plant having been built just outside of town. It was originally, however, a local agricultural town and it is located quite near Okie's town of Lost Cabin. Okie had hoped the rail line would go through Lost Cabin, and was disappointed when it did not, but he obviously adjusted and had this structure built near the rail line. I don't know its original function, but as Okie was a major sheepman, I suspect it was for shipping wool. Okie had stores in Lysite, Lost Cabin and Arminto as well.
Today this is is a Burlington Northern line.
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Monday, April 30, 2012
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Friday, March 30, 2012
The brick structure is much later, and it bears a striking resemblance to the BN depot in Casper, Wyoming. Apparently Burlington Northern depots were built to a standard set of plans. This substantial depot is also no longer a BN depot, but is now a bar and grill in Sheridan.
Also depicted is a decommissioned BN locomotive, built in 1940.