Inside the Sheds at Cisco
Cisco was end-of-track while work was ongoing to open the summit tunnel 6. It served as staging area for construction activity, and later as a major support facility with a depot, hotel, freight distribution shed, turntable and small engine house. For many years much of Cisco was enclosed in snowsheds.
Snowfall could be formidable at Cisco as seen in the two photos below.
Bucker plows were used to clear the deep snow until rotaries replaced them in 1890.