Does anyone have info about why the two boxcars ended up above St. Elmo? Since they were off any trucks, I assume they were there to house someone or something as outfit cars.
Thanks for any insights,
In Poor's book DSP&P on page 430 he states as follows:
The old St. Elmo depot burned and was replaced by a new one in 1898.
The two old box-car bunk houses, which interest a number of South Park
fans today and on whose sides of the faded letters, U. P. D. & G., can still
be seen under a weathered coat of paint, were set out here in 1908.
The well known photo, showing an upgrade train approaching the St. Elmo
depot as a man throws the switch nearby, is this the original depot, or the 1898
depot ? It appears the approaching locomotives all wore straight stacks.
Has this burning/new depot story been verified ? Was the depot rebuilt from
remains, or was it all new ?