Owenyo

Owenyo in the '50s (Bill Poole photo)

Owenyo in the ’50s (Bill Poole photo)

 

Our Number 18 on standby (Donald Duke photo)

Our Number 18 on standby (Donald Duke photo)

Station (Southern Pacific collection)

Station (Southern Pacific collection)

 

Number 9 on the trestle (Harold Stewart photo)

Number 9 on the trestle (Harold Stewart photo)

Owenyo, the hub of the narrow gauge after 1938. As a result of the standard gauge “Jawbone” branch construction in 1908, the town of Owenyo sprang up out of the sage brush. Owenyo had numerous interesting features, the transfer trestle, boxcar depot, hotel – rumor has it that it was a Howard Johnsons – and car repair facility. Today not much remains but foundations and memories.

The car repair track 2007

The car repair track 2007, one can still find boxcar red paint on the asphalt!

Owenyo depot. Today in Keeper serving as the volunteer fire department.

Owenyo depot. Today in Keeler serving as the volunteer fire department.

Standard gauge water tank, 2007

Standard gauge water tank, 2007

Transfer trestle, 2007

Transfer trestle, 2007