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HARV
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Posted: Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 01:12 PM UTC
Here are a few local photos that were taken back in the day here in Sheridan, Wyoming.

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The tall smokestack/chimney you can see in the last two photographs is the same one that you can see in the picture in the post that I provided awhile back titled "Burlington-Missouri River Railroad tie yard".

I hope you enjoy.

Thanks,
Randy
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Posted: Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 02:56 PM UTC
Hi Randy,

These are great! I love that tall switch stand. The "Q" passenger train, I'll try to find out what the name/number was. Lot of detail to gleen from the telephone poles, too.

Thanks, I appreciate these!
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Posted: Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 04:03 PM UTC

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These are great!


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Thanks, I appreciate these!



You're welcome Fred. Glad that they are helpful and that you like them. Not sure what year they were taken.

In the second picture on the left side is a big brick building with the name Sheridan Iron Works on the front. The business is still there and during World War II they produced war materials in the form of hand grenade hulls and valves for submarines. During the war they had a guard in a guard shack on the roof armed with a rifle. Sorry, had to throw in a little un-solicited local history!!

Thanks,
Randy
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Posted: Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 11:13 PM UTC
Love it! Thanks for posting!
-Sean
HARV
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Posted: Friday, February 14, 2014 - 01:13 PM UTC

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Love it! Thanks for posting!



You're welcome Sean. Glad you like them. I thought they were cool as well.

Thanks,
Randy
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Posted: Monday, February 17, 2014 - 08:28 AM UTC

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Sorry, had to throw in a little un-solicited local history!!



I encourage local history! It adds a lot to the scene and presents ideas for modeling.
HARV
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Posted: Sunday, February 23, 2014 - 06:55 AM UTC

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I encourage local history! It adds a lot to the scene and presents ideas for modeling.



That's good to know. There was a brewery here in Sheridan one time as well called...big surprise...Sheridan Export Beer. A cool little scene could be created by putting a figure in the guard shack on top of the Iron Works building with his rifle leaning against the wall and a bunch of empty yellow beer cans lying around. I'm sure it wasn't a very exciting job and I am sure a few beers were consumed during guard duty!!



Thanks,
Randy
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Posted: Monday, March 03, 2014 - 01:26 PM UTC
Thanks for sharing the pics and history, HARV !

Like JPTRR and Tony the Tiger says, "They're Great !"




HARV
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Posted: Tuesday, March 04, 2014 - 01:03 PM UTC

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Thanks for sharing the pics and history, HARV !

Like JPTRR and Tony the Tiger says, "They're Great !"



Thank you KoSprueOne, glad you liked them.

Randy