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Don Peterson
I am finishing up my Romley depot and getting ready to paint. I am using the colors used on the restored Como depot. Body is a light Grey-ish and the trim is green. My question is about the eaves. All of the photos I have don't show the eaves clearly enough for me to tell if they should be the body color or the trim color. Anyone have any speculations? I seem to recall a picture of the East side but can seen to remember where I have seen it. I have a west side view from the snowplow trials.

Don Peterson

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Chris Walker
Todd Hackett posted a great view on the NGDGF
http://ngdiscussion.net/phorum/read.php?1,233512,234140#msg-234140

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Don Peterson
Fantastic Chris. That was the photo I remembered. It looks like the eaves are darker than the sides which is what I suspected. Also helps with the location and style of the chimney. I'll post photos when she's done.

Thank you for posting it. And thanks Todd

Don
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Chris Walker
Glad to help, the same view in Mal Ferrell's book is better on a/c of no lower edge deterioration.
However maybe Todd will migrate his print over to here where it belongs :)
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Todd Hackett
Chris Walker wrote
Glad to help, the same view in Mal Ferrell's book is better on a/c of no lower edge deterioration.
However maybe Todd will migrate his print over to here where it belongs :)
I don't have a print, but I do have the original glass plate negative for this photo. It was damaged sometime after the print Mal has was made, but the depot itself is still clear. Here is the photo, plus some high-resolution details that may help.

Romley Depot from glass negative

Romle depot eaves

Romley Depot bay windows

Romley depot rain gutter
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Derrell Poole
Wow! Beautiful stuff Todd!
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Rick Steele
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Gorgeous Todd,

According to the B&B Info that I have this was originally the Hancock Depot and was moved to Romley. No date is listed from either of my two sources, but it looks to be circa 1890 by the construction of the Coal Shed for the depot.

Rick
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John Schapekahm
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Mike McKenzie
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Fantastic shot of a neat little depot, great detail. I've always been keen on the depot at Dulce NM between Chama and Durango, reminds me a little of that one. Thanks for posting.

I'm enjoying the blog and especially the forum immensely, and tend to visit here first when touring my various online narrow gauge interests. Learning more every day...

Mike
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Chris Walker
Todd, wonderful!

That backdrop sure looks like it was painted on {:))
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Jim Courtney
A stunning photograph!  Ignoring the obvious C&SnG attraction for us, the photo itself is a work of art:  The composition, the exposure and the printing. Ansel Adams would have liked it.
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Derrell Poole
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There is a George Mellon Photo of a double header westbound out of Hancock dated 1888 and near as I can tell the depot was gone by then. Somewhere I read it was moved to Romley in 1887 or 88. might have been a pencil note scribbled on a copy of the B&B - or maybe someone sent me a news paper clipping. It was certainly in Romley during the Snow Trials...
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Don Peterson
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Todd
Once again, amazing. The detail in the glass plates are just so crisp. I love the "Romley Post office". I will have to throw that on the model along with the telegraph lines. Your close up of the eaves confirms that they were the darker color. Very helpful. My only deviation is that my model will have a wood platform (rule #1) although the snowplow trials photo I have (thanks again Todd)  does show a platform of sorts on the west end.

Don
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Keith Hayes
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While I have no reason to doubt this is th Hancock Depot,  it amazes me that it was moved. Not that it was that hard...1 or 2 flats, a locomotive on the downhill end and some cars for brakes.  It is all down hill, and likely easier than rescuing an overturned locomotive in the same area.
Keith Hayes
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Rick Steele
Aw Keith, that was nothing....

According to the B&B records the Fisher Depot was moved to Castleton for a pump house. Imagine getting THAT through the Alpine Tunnel.

Rick
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Chris Walker
The second Romley Depot continued to stand for some time after abandonment.
http://digital.denverlibrary.org/cdm/fullbrowser/collection/p15330coll22/id/89937/rv/singleitem/rec/3



A view with tracks taken almost in the same place can be found in Goin' Railroading.  What appears to be a road to the right of the building is actually the shoo-fly to recover the #67.
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Robert McFarland
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Is that the same building as  the Alpine depot shown in the 1880s photo showing both DSP&P and D&RG(CRS Trust) boxcars?
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Rick Steele
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I believe that I remember seeing the skeleton of this building the first time that I visited Alpine Tunnel in the 1960's. This was before the Insulator / Barnwood / County clean up crazes that made so many buildings disappear. One thing that I do remember was the hanging wire from insulators on the poles that followed the right-of-way. When insulators became popular, all that disappeared.... forever.

This was a building that was "Repurposed" to be the depot. I don't remember reading where this was an actual railroad built building. I believe that an author or two claimed that it was an old store building. Personally, I don't know for sure. No Robert, not the same building.

Rick
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Jason Rose
Love the photos. Thanks!

To confirm what others have posted, I just read in Klinger's book on the Gunnison Division that the Romley Depot was indeed moved from Hancock. I don't remember the details other than the tunnel had been closed by that time and traffic essentially terminated at Romley. Only the locomotives went to Hancock to turn on the wye. Eventually that changed as well when a turntable was installed at Romely.

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Robert McFarland
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I was referring to your post of Feb2-10:37PM.Reading what was said in your other post it sounds like you thought I was talking about Chris' photo of the second Romley depot.Do you mean then,that Alpine/Fisher had a second(or even third depot?The depot I'm referring to in my post is the one in DPL photo X-6506.
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