Depot location question

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Fri Sep 14 13:21:49 EDT 2018

The building in the Richlands picture is not the Richlands depot. It is a service building located inside the Richlands wye adjacent to the sparks tracks. Richlands had a substantial brick depot built in 1890 east of the location in the photograph.


Alex Schust 


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I find it interesting that a dinky, ancient little depot structure like the one shown in the photo would sport a great big Color Light Train Order and/or Block Signal.  That is about as incongruous as using a VW Beetle to tow a trailer and a 35 foot cabin cruiser !


Experiment?  Nah, they didn't do experiments that far away from the Headquarters staff responsible for watching experiments.


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