Well... this blind hog did it again tonight!!!
As I mentioned in an earlier thread, my latest passion is the Fayetteville & Little Rock of the 1880's before it was purchased by the Frisco to become their St. Paul Branch. (See: http://www.3dtrains....showtopic=17794 )
I have a few photos on hand of the St. Paul Branch, but most of the pictures with depots show one of the "standard" depots that the Frisco begin implementing in the 1900's... later than my target era of 1889.
Ever searching via the internet, I turned up a very rare photo of Combs, Arkansas. Combs, Arkansas, was where the Frisco's St. Paul Branch eventually connected with the Black Mountain & Eastern. What makes this photo especially valuable to me, is that is NOT the "standard" depot at Combs that I already have a picture of. No, this is the ORIGINAL depot. This makes this a VERY important photo, for it helps me to visualize what types of depots were in place before the Frisco came through and standarized most of them on the St. Paul Branch. THIS is the "look" I would love to capture on a Fayetteville & Little Rock route effort!
I found a picture of a "modernized" Frisco Baldwin of 1881 vintage. Though the picture is past the era that I'm currently dabbling in, it does help to put a "face" on the Frisco's original 700-715 Class 2-8-0's. I think it's a neat photo, nonetheless.
Sometimes being a blind hog ain't so bad!
Well, all for now.