I think Solitude and Wheeler are the same place, Wheeler being the D&RG station name. In the photo at the top of the thread, there is a hint of the old D&RG grade at the right frame, probably a dirt road by 1936.
Chris posted the famous Jackson view of Wheeler with the D&RG mixed taking water on Jimmy's Blue River thread:
More interesting than the insulators is the twisted pair drop line on the close pole.
Had there been a "phone booth" at this location at some point ? Did crews regularly
hook up a temporary telegraph key on this drop ? Perhaps with the frequency of
avalanches in this area, these ready drops were set up for emergency coms ???
It would make no sense to have a "phone booth" in Jefferson
when a 30' walk would put a user IN the depot to use the key
As a privy digger, one of the "sciences" of locating long-gone
outhouses is to consider the prevailing wind direction. Knowing
Jefferson as I do, that privy is located EXACTLY where I would
expect it to be located ..... DOWN wind from the depot !
Yes Keith, the outhouse was there in the R.B.Jackson picture showing the last Passenger train out, pg145 C&Sng by Mal Ferrell, pg227 South Park Line CRRA#12 but not in his earlier 1929 photo pg215 South Park Line CRRA#12. Interesting to note the East stub track ended with chained timbers across the rails in '29 but had dirt and rocks by '37. The South end depot signboard was also much weathered by '37.