White House on The Rail Line

I have seen a few of these one room, white cinder-block houses next to the railroad tracks in Colorado and Wyoming. No windows, a fireplace and a nice outhouse out back. Anyone know what they were built for? Maybe a shelter for rail workers or storage?

DSC_1382x

DSC_1376x

This lonely shack has stood for at least 60 years.

DSC_1378

DSC_1375x

DSC_1377b

Few thresholds say “Welcome” like this one!

DSC_1372x

DSC_1373a

DSC_1374x

Someone blew the door off the hinges. Curious, as this is no where near Casa Bonita.

White House

Google Earth image. Is that an old railroad running behind it?

DSC_1389x

Windmill from a nearby homestead.

About these ads

3 Comments

Filed under Seen in the field

3 responses to “White House on The Rail Line

  1. I’ve wondered the same thing. These buildings are all over the northern plains – Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska. All near the railroads.
    I hope someone can quench our thirst!

  2. byrdgirl

    GREAT pics!!!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s