Any idea what railroad or location ? Not a lot of distance between those rails ! Not a
lot of narrow gauge operators still going in the T era.
Burger, I have no idea of the actual location. A lot of depots looked similar. It needs to be a depot associated with narrow gauge.
It really looks like the Grass Valley, Ca. NCNG or NCNGRR (Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad... known locally as the Never Come Never Go Railroad) depot.
I couldn't find a photo of the Grass Valley Depot, here's one of the Colfax station.
I've never seen a photo of a rail car on the NCNGRR, but it is certainly possible.
I don't have a list of narrow gauge railroads operating after the 20's and 30's, and certainly it would be a short list, maybe a dozen or more, but there were narrow gauge railroads still operating after the 20's and 30's. The surviving ones today were operating (some under different names) back then. The Southern Pacific operated its branch line from Alamogordo, NM to Cloudcroft, NM until after WWII, It files for abandonment in 1947 and tracks were taken up in 1948.
Well, I can't find Linda's copy of the Best's book on the Never Come Never Go, but it is possible to be the Grass Valley depot, the little bit of scenery in the right side matches the area, the two tracks match the Sanborn map, adn the door locations, except the bump out on the left side of the image also match.
The railcar appears to be for railroad use, not public use, so it's possible to have been on the NCNG. The railroad lasted until 1941, so era is correct too. However, here's a much later picture of the station, probably about 1939 of what I believe was a "Farewell excursion." There are details that are different from the other picture, note the roof braces.