One of the more popular posts on Rails West covered train orders and old school railroading. That post has triggered a great deal of interest in seeing my photos of the depot. In fact, one reader said his mom was in the photos and asked for more. He said she’d be thrilled to see these pictures. If I can make someone’s mom happy, I’m going to do it!
So I am sharing all the photos I took of that depot on that overcast day in May of 1980. I loved that depot. It was very photogenic, and I love capturing the work of dedicated railroaders keeping the freight moving!
A thing of beauty –©photo by C. E. Hunt
Getting ready for a train –©photo by C. E. Hunt
–©photo by C. E. Hunt
Cotton Belt caboose parked near depot to right –©photo by C. E. Hunt
Kind of muddy, love the old cars –©photo by C. E. Hunt
Semaphore! –©photo by C. E. Hunt
Rice mills in distance –©photo by C. E. Hunt
A little messy –©photo by C. E. Hunt
And here is a sequence from when a train came by.
Here it comes! –©photo by C. E. Hunt
I love the sounds and feeling of an approaching train! (especially the old SP)–©photo by C. E. Hunt
Grabbing the orders –©photo by C. E. Hunt
Cool, new GB&W boxcars –©photo by C. E. Hunt
More cool, new boxcars –©photo by C. E. Hunt
Love how interesting freights were back then, railroaders in action working to get both the engine and caboose personnel informed.–©photo by C. E. Hunt
I love that era of railroading! –©photo by C. E. Hunt
I also had to go capture that caboose parked near the depot!
I miss these! More great cars.–©photo by C. E. Hunt
I am so glad I recorded these scenes. I hope I made someone mom’s happy (and all my readers).