This is largely a freshened up post from February of 2014. My pictures are much better now that I have purchased a competent scanner.
As I wrote in 2014–
South of town sat this lonely white structure. The green Burlington Northern box cars spotted there were almost as large as the structure. This venue connected Roswell with Golden, Colorado about two or three times a month or so. It was always nice to see a new car spotted there as I drove south out of Roswell on Hwy 287.
This another cool thing about modelling the early 1980s, single (or two) car shippers were still very common which is ideal for modellers and a great deal of beer was hauled by boxcars. Though a lot of beer is still shipped by rail, including intermodal, most beer was hauled by boxcar up until probably the middle to late 1990s.
Beer cars are great to model.
If you’re not thirsty yet, check out one of my all time favorite Rails West posts here on the Golden Age of beer advertisements. Here’s a sample of what you’ll see..