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, "packy41" <packy41@...> wrote:
> Came across this building north of Cheyenne the other week. Its all brick with two entrances and a brick outhouse next to it. Various little pipes out of the ground next to it and has what looks like some older wooden marker posts that have been cut leading north and south.
Very nice. Are the "stumps" big enough to have been poles?
> It is located on 41 35 31.17N and 104 50 33.29W (between Cheyenne on Chugwater just east of I25 on County Road 123 (Laramie County). It has the subtle look of an early Telco Route but did not seen any evidence of old telco markers north of this location when I came across it.
Nothing subtle about it; this is most definitely a Bell System building.
> This is located in the northwestern missle fields but I highly doubt there is any connection (various mothballed Peacekeeper silo's in the area).
> The AT&T cable out of Cheyenne to Platte Junction should be well west of this location by at least 40 miles. The route map on long-lines.net does not show anything here unless its an older route that was turned down long ago.
If you are looking at the 1976 series, they are too new. Almost all open wire and wire pair had been dropped by Long Lines by then.
> I placed some of the photos here:
> In photo 4? looking at the rear of the building (camera facing south) you can see one of the old wood poles at the fence line, and there are two more on the south end of the fence poles (out of view).
> Any ideas?
Most likely K or J; maybe C, but not L. I have seen C carrier buildings with original construction "additions" on the rear. These were for the heating plant which was not accessible from inside. I think many J's shared this layout (but it doesn't look like your addition is original). On the other hand I have not seen C's or J's in brick, where as early L and K was predominately brick.
While not on the transcon route, the main building is very much in keeping with the style and materials used in K carrier repeaters across much of the country; however some J carrier building were built in this style and configuration too.
And while would guess K, I have to admit that the J running south out of Billings MT into WY may have gone as far south as Cheyenne...
p.s. too bad this wasn't still standing:
2734-2758 Telephone Rd,Cheyenne, WY,41.40091,-104.90361
It may/have held the answer...