A&Y Dave in MD
Thanks. I bet those sales are why a lot of the photos of depots (from non-valuation sources) were dated in those time frames. Those photos may have been documentation of the status/condition before sale/removal/abandonment by the railroad for insurance, financial or legal reasons.
BTW, I think the ICC "types" that I described for section houses on the CF line reflected the focus on the ICC Valuation: value. The whole point of the valuation was to document the value of the railroad properties to adequately determine depreciation, appreciation, and compensation. They weren't interested, per se, in identifying architectural features, but in current state, cost to replace, etc. There is always a danger in interpreting "data" for one purpose (like historical understanding) that were collected for another purpose (like valuation). It always helps to understand the reason the data were recorded/collected.
Tuesday, May 12, 2020, 2:30:08 PM, you wrote:
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