That is about the cutest little train depot I have ever seen. It would be interesting to know exactly where it was located.
Charlott on 2nd June 2016 @ 7:01am
Attractive building but apparently for freight only, no passenger accomodations or agent facilities.evident. I agree exact location would be interesting.
Kenn on 2nd June 2016 @ 7:06am
Well, if you don't know Charlott, probably no one will.
The curved archway door is interesting. Any chance this could have previously been a stage coach stop?
L.E. on 2nd June 2016 @ 8:02am
It is RR design. I know of no stage coach stops other than home stations for a thirty minute meal stop or swing stations for a ten minute team change, neither would be of this configuration.
Kenn on 2nd June 2016 @ 8:16am
I zoomed in to see if we're missing any detail. All I could see is the sign on the side which says something like "ELEVATION 710". The number isn't completely clear-- Wikipedia says 722 feet. The sign above the elevation sign seems to be blank.
Arthur on 2nd June 2016 @ 12:02pm
The round top door I assume contained a baggage cart for small items shipped or received, heavier items on the dock for level loading.
The elevation difference may indicate the building is at the lower end of town, the track may be climbing from left to right.
I assume the board on the side of the building is a place to chalk up arrival and departure times of trains.
Having trouble posting so am repeating, hope only one goes through.
Kenn on 2nd June 2016 @ 12:53pm
GREAT picture Arthur....never knew of a station building at Odell, Lois E.(Sheirbon) Sheldrake probably did as she grew up in Odell graduating from Odell HS. That large opening would I think be for passengers versus freight. Maybe MHRR should consider building something similar since Parkdale is "out of range" at least this year. On the way to Durango yesterday we passed a LOT of stored coal cars. Arlen
Arlen Sheldrake on 3rd June 2016 @ 6:09am
The reason I wondered about a stage stop, is that I have seen a very narrow area like that where they changed the teams while under cover.
However, the door wasn't shaped like that.
The building in back appears to have the same siding and maybe would have lasted longer than the train station.
Fruit packing shed?
L.E. on 3rd June 2016 @ 7:27am
I couldn't find a picture of the water tank at Odell. The Hood River Glacier of July 19, 1917, page 8 says:
A crew of bridge construction men commenced work Wednesday moving the water tank of the Mt. Hood Railroad from the north side of the track to the south side. A spur will then be built running parallel to the main line, crossing the present location of the water tank.
Jeffrey W Bryant on 26th June 2020 @ 4:30pm