DOUGLAS

THE PROTOTYPE

Douglas Depot - Road 2003.JPG (35981 bytes)The railroad depot at Douglas, from street side in summer 2003. The sign on top is the remnants of a failed restaurant. The depot has been home to several businesses in the past few years, all of which have failed.
Douglas Depot - Trackside 2003.JPG (82905 bytes)The depot from trackside - all boarded up. The tower to the right of the depot is a cell tower.
Douglas RR Museum Plaque.JPG (114619 bytes)The plaque at the Douglas Railroad Interpretive Center. The center is home to a variety of rolling stock and a Burlington 4-8-4.

Douglas is a nice little town that has probably seen its best days, before the Interstate highway (I-25) came along and bypassed the town. I remember having to drive through the town before the interstate was built, but I was still probably single digits in age, so the recollections are comfortably foggy, and probably nowhere close to reality.

 


THE MODEL RAILROAD

The track arrangement on the layout is:

Orin is around the curve to the bottom right (southeast), and heading to the left takes us towards Glenrock (west - via the big oval "helix").

There isn't much detail here yet. Most of what I remember about Douglas is the "statue" of the cowboy on the giant Jackalope on the west side of town, the tree-lined streets, visits with my paternal grandmother when she lived there for a few years, and the truck stop (which is still there) where we always ate at the south end of town. Their chicken-fried steaks were great! That means a lot of research regarding rail service shipments in and out is needed to flesh out details here. The track arrangement is just a general one for now.

 

Back to Orin

On to Glenrock!

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