Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Caboose on display, Thermopolis Wyoming.

This is a Burlington Northern caboose on display as the Thermopolis Historical Museum.

Frankly, I don't know what to think of a display like this.  The caboose is no doubt relevant to the history of Thermopolis, but it's stuffed in a little yard that's jam backed with all sorts of old stuff of all types.  All of which is no doubt relevant to the history of the town, but with a display so packed, the appearance is not attractive and the message doesn't come through.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Burlington Northern Station, Thermopolis Wyoming

The former Chicago, Burlington and Quincy station in Thermopolis, which now belongs to the Burlington Northern.  I don't know the age of this station, but as all BN stations were built basically to a set plan, chances are that almost all of these that have this appearance were built at the same time.

While this is the first time a Thermopolis railroad feature has been featured here, the photo that appears at the top of this blog depicts Thermopolis in earlier times.