IntroductionRandy Harvey [HARV] carries a camera with him just for encounters like this - a classic grain silo. Staples of railroad income, granaries and silos make fascinating subjects. They can be found with many designs, configurations and sizes, and were constructed of many different materials.
What's That?This granary is an excellent example of a lineside structure. It also shows to good effect how corrugated metal and other materials weather. Also notice how the older brick chimney has a pipe fitted over it, and the pipe is steadied with guy wires. And don't miss the french Doors on the upper level, which has a balcony, too! Perhaps the silo operator lived here?
The old meets to new here, too. Cast iron stands for the switch and derailer stand along with a gee-whiz solar collector harvesting power for an electrical function.
Interested in how steel tie plates weather? Check out image 19.
This lineside structure shows off a wealth of interesting detail.
Wyarno, WyomingThis is an unincorporated community in central Sheridan County, Wyoming, United States. It lies along Wyoming Highway 336 about 10 miles (16 km) east of the city of Sheridan, the county seat of Sheridan County. Wyarno lies on the high plains about 12.5 miles (20.1 km) south of Montana, in the small Dutch Creek valley. The town is about 25 miles (40 km) east of the Big Horn Mountains and Bighorn National Forest. Wyarno's elevation is 3,786 feet (1,154 m). The BNSF Railway line between Sheridan and Gillette passes by town. Wyarno Post Office was established on June 25, 1921 with William R. Ambrose as postmaster. It was discontinued on August 31, 1922 but re-established on October 22, 1924. (Wyoming Post Offices) A new post office on the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad. The post office was initially called Arno, a railroad siding/station, which the town changed to Wyarno, after it was named Wyarno by the railroad.
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