NYC Letts Corner Big Four Depot 1910 and 1914

rhensley_anderson Mar 28, 2020

  1. rhensley_anderson

    rhensley_anderson TrainBoard Supporter

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    Letts at its height had a population of about 150. The strange thing about Letts and the railroad was that the depot was a train order and block station but had only a 10 car siding. This siding served the elevator and also served as a team track on the south end. - First Photo - Marc Haston Collection

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  2. Des Moines Rocket

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    Great photo and postcard! I love seeing vintage views of small town stations such as this. A glimpse into the past for the railroad historian, and details galore for the railroad modeler. Win win.
     
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  3. Doug Gosha

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    Does it appear to everybody else the upper photograph is earlier in time?

    Doug
     
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  4. Hardcoaler

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    I'll bet that you're right Doug. The rail in the lower photo appears to be heavier.
     
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  5. Doug Gosha

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    I guess if I had paid more attention to Roger's title, I would have known. Doh!

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  6. fitz

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    The good old days. Thanks, Roger.
     
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