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Re: Chama Oil House Info/Pics Wanted

July 03, 2019 12:50PM avatar
CodyAkin Wrote:
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> I've been working on my 1/24 scale model of the
> Chama oil house and a few questions arose. I've
> always liked this building and i thought it'd make
> a good candidate for my first structure.
>
> I have cropped this 1947 Ralph E. Hallock photo I
> found on the DPL to make it easier to see the
> details of the building. I'm sure y'all can answer
> some of these!
> [attachment 55806 Dec.1947ngdf.jpg]
>
> 1. I realize the north end of the building, with
> the steel doors/windows, housed oils and lubes,
> but what was the rest of the building used for
> back in the Grande days?
The steel double doors open into the oil storage room for unloading oil drums from boxcars on the nearby track
>
> 2. What were the 2 "signs" on either side of the
> steel-covered window?

One says "No Smoking" I think the other said "Keep Fire and Flames Away"
>
> 3. What was the larger door used for in the
> center? Notice the hanging hook over the top.

Access to a storage room, again supplies could be moved from cars on the adjacent track
>
> 4. What would the "poster-looking" sign say next
> to the door

Probably some sort of bulletin notice board
>
> 5. I think those are awnings placed over the
> doors to diffuse rain??
That would be a good guess
>
> 6. What is going on inside of the framework
> connecting the engine house with the oil house?

Steam line from the boiler plant into the oil house
>
> 7. Is that an air hose or a water hose coiled up
> under the small window?
Looks like an ashpan cleaning wand and air hose. When the passsenger trains arrived in Chama the fires were cleaned and ashpans dumped on the mainline during the stop and engine crew change
>
> Some of the doors and windows seem to have been
> replaced with a different style at some point, as
> they are different on the building today.
>
> Anybody got any good photos like this from back in
> the day? Color is a bonus for us model builders!
>
> I'll post a photo of the model if anyone cares to
> see it.
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