Del Norte Depot [DRGW Facilities PA]


This is one of the Rio Grande original facilities remained along its route in Colorado; the former depot at Del Norte.

According to Denver & Rio Grande Western Depots Volume 2 by Clive Carter, Del Norte depot was built in 1911 with two-story frame structure of wood shingles roof and stucco finish with drop siding wainscot walls[1]. It was retired in 1970. The structure houses the town hall today.

The buried spur extends northeast once served Del Norte Flouring Mill, Del Norte Electric Light Plant & Water Works pumphouse, and Del Norte Creamery Company[2].

The branch reached Del Norte in 1881, and the line between Alamosa and Del Norte was dual gauged in 1901[3]. The branch was sold to San Luis and Rio Grande Railroad in 2003.
revised, Jun. 16, 2018

All photos were taken on Sep. 6, 2017

[1] Carter, Clive (2013) Denver & Rio Grande Western Depots Vol. 2
[2] 1912 Sanborn Map;
[3] Holmes, Nathan D., (2009) “D&RG/D&RGW V Creede Branch History” DRGW.Net;
* photo of the original depot built in 1881 found at Denver Public Library;

depot_del-norte_03.jpg: buried spur at Del Norte

旧D&RGW沿線に今も遺るRio Grandeの遺物を紹介している。

この建物は、元Rio GrandeのDel Norte駅舎である。1911年竣工の木造二階建てで、1970年用途廃止になり、現在は町役場として用いられている。

Alamosaを起点とするCreede Branchがここに到達したのは1881年。2003年にSan Luis and Rio Grande Railroadに売却された。現在も廃線にこそなっていないものの、ここを通る定期列車はなく、Monte Vista・South Fork間は余剰貨車のストレージになっている。


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