Wednesday, March 31, 2010


At one time Iowa was crawling with railroad depots.  You couldn't throw a cow catcher without hitting one even in the small, I mean small, towns.  From the amazing Iowa Heritage Digital Collections, Exhibit A here is a photo of a depot in Livermore, Iowa.  Population not so big.  It says MSTL under the picture and that stands for Minneapolis & St. Louis Railroad.  I didn't even know that railroad ever existed! Not one of your top ten carriers, but hey, it stopped in Livermore.  Here's a fun book for you on the topic:  Regional railroads of the Midwest.  The pictures are in color!  Go nuts!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Check out the depot in Storm Lake. It shows a locomotive with a cow catcher, my all time favorite