NYC Fairmount Big 4 depot - 1905

rhensley_anderson Feb 19, 2020

  1. rhensley_anderson

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    View of the Big 4 depot railroad station in Fairmont, Indiana in 1905. The one story wooden building is located next to the railroad tracks. A signal is mounted in the middle of the structure. Some empty freight wagons are in the loading area.

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  2. Hytec

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    Nice looking structure. I assume the station agent has an order for the approaching train.
     
  3. fitz

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    Looks similar in construction to the one posted last week with the elevated roof on one side. You sure have a collection, Roger.
     
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  4. gmorider

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    Thanks for the Big 4 info. I find it interesting as I believe I mentioned before. ;)
     
  5. LEW

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    TThe order boards in stop position is a safety move . TT TO in 1905 . As time for a train came a check with the disp. and order board would be cleared if no orders . Notice the ever present out house to the right of the depot .I don't remember the water tower on the left ,which is north ,but thetrack curves to the right passing to the right of the tower . Anywhere from 15 min. to an hour and a half work here most days . LEW
     
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  6. Point353

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    50 years after that depot photo was taken, a certain actor was buried in Fairmount:

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  7. rhensley_anderson

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    Here is another photo of the same station taken at a later time....
    Photo supplied by Robbie Blue

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  8. fitz

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    That's a good one, steam, baggage carts, employees. Like it used to be.
     
  9. LEW

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    I may have told this before ,but we had a conductor that chased Dean all over Fairmount when he was growing up because he was throwing rocks at the caboose. From the location that the photo was taken is a street crossing . It was a Sunday morning and we were northbound on a Claypool turn with
    60 cars of coal. As we approached the crossing ,flasher protected , an automobile approached and stalled on the crossing . An old man jumped out
    with cane and tried to push the auto from the crossing without success . We hit the auto wrapped it around the flasher post and did not hurt the old man because he was along the side the auto and it took it out of his hands . This turned out to be Dean's grandpa . I guess you could say that Jim's family was a pain to the railroad . LEW
     

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