Monday, February 20, 2012

Larame Wyoming Union Pacific Station

Railhead: Union Pacific Railroad Rail Yard

Updated, depicting a 26 year gap:

Railhead: Union Pacific Railroad Rail Yard: These photographs depict the Union Pacific Railyard in 2112, and 1986. The 2012 photos are cell phone photos, and unfortunately my finger s...

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Painted Bricks: Natrona Transfer & Storage Company

This thread was originally posted on our original blog, noted below, but is being reposted here as it shows how this facility, a transfer and storage company, once had direct rail frontage via a sidetrack.

Painted Bricks: Natrona Transfer & Storage Company:

Natrona Storage & Moving Company was a moving and storage company that dated back many decades. Their substantial building was built just off of the Burlington Northern Railroad, which made for easy shipping in the days when the company relied upon horse drawn wagons to move freight.

This building was in use up until quite recently, although it apparently no longer is being used. In recent years, as the "Allied" sign indicates, the company engaged in interstate moving, as well as local moving and storage.
This photograph was added those above were posted. This photos shows the railroad sidetrack that once served this building.

The painted signs on this building are, in fact, no longer there. Since the original photographs were taken, the building was substantially overhauled and no remnant of the original signs now exists.

Retired rail cars, Casper Wyoming

A sidetrack in Casper Wyoming, just off of the Burlington Northern, with retired rail cars.