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Old railroad roundhouse and water tower
HARV
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Posted: Tuesday, January 12, 2016 - 07:51 PM UTC
Here is yet another railroading picture that is was in my local newspaper on 1-12-16.



The Sheridan Press, Sheridan, WY.


Randy
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Posted: Wednesday, January 13, 2016 - 09:10 AM UTC
Thanks for sharing these. Very interesting. I hope you're making a scrapbook or at least keeping the whole paper issue





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Posted: Wednesday, January 13, 2016 - 09:35 AM UTC
Hi Randy,

Superb, fascinating photo! It looks like the roundhouse is mainly a wood structure. I think that is unusual for the era. And I am particularly interested in the stack exhaust chimneys. It appears there is a second water tank behind the right corner of the roundhouse.

That flat car load is interesting. Looks to a be a plate girder bridge side; regardless, interesting supports. The middle car looks like it has a pair of switch stands.

Great photo.
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Posted: Friday, January 15, 2016 - 12:17 AM UTC

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Thanks for sharing these. Very interesting. I hope you're making a scrapbook or at least keeping the whole paper issue


You're welcome Ko. Nope, haven't been saving them. But all of the photos from our newspaper that I have posted here are saved on my Flickr account.


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Hi Randy,

Superb, fascinating photo!



Thank you Fred. It is a pretty cool picture due to the details it provides. Lots of railroad history here in Sheridan, WY due to the fact that the railroad is what helped settle this area due to the large amount of coal mines in the area. Lots of Polish and Chinese workers came to this area on the railroad to work in the mines.

Thanks guys,
Randy