Updated: Feb 6, 2022
We spent a quick weekend in Southern Idaho along the rails. One of our first stops was Rupert, where the old depot is alive and well. The depot is now on the grounds of the Minidoka Historical Society Museum which is well worth a stop. Melissa gave us a full tour and was incredibly helpful, providing us with some additional places to visit in the area with the potential for graffiti. Many thanks Melissa!
The Rupert depot was built in 1906 and was originally part of the Oregon Short Line
Here's the Rupert depot in its heyday
An older mark on the side of their UP boxcar
The freight room has a few older marks, here's one from 1914 by R.A.E.
they even have a great telegraphers setup
From Rupert, we headed North to check out the Minidoka water tower.
Uncle Pete pulls a mixed freight past the Minidoka water tower.
A Western Railroad Supply Co. box, originally organized in 1855 as the American Signal Company.
Down the road from Minidoka stands the Kimama water tower.
A nice little speeder parked outside a beautiful stone warehouse
Red Dog left his mark on this warehouse near the tracks
Twin Falls Idaho
Training Baby, our chihuahua, to sniff out date nails
This tie was laid down in 1930, used in a small town siding.
Eastern Idaho Railroad in burley Idaho
There's just something beautiful about an old bridge that we've lost in new construction.
Clarence Randell March 20, 1951 UPRR Murtaugh, Idaho
A classic Kilroy Was Here
Kenneth Daw & Beverly McClune
Kenneth's obituary can be viewed here
E.R.S. stylishly done December 17, 1938
Bob Gronlund Minneapolis, Minnesota February 12, 1938
Herschel Stevens, Conway Missouri May 6, 1944
JN Merrell is under this overpass 8/18/51, Write to him at 2752 - 16th St. San Pablo, Calif
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