A typical D&RGW narrow gauge section
house, this one located at Sublette, CO?

A section house is "a facility, usually a single structure, that housed the MOW workers that were responsible for a particular section of a division - i.e. they made sure the bolts were tight, the bridges solid, the rails unkinked, etc. Along with the section house would usually be a speeder (or handcar) shed to facilitate such inspections and "light" repair."

(Credit to Bob Webber via the D&RGW list back in 2000 for this definition - I was searching for an adequate description of a section house, and this was one of the most accurate and concise I could find.)

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