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 Posted: Thu Jan 31st, 2019 02:19 pm
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Phil C
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Hello.

I am a French model maker, and I am looking for pictures of old American stations.

Can you help me and get some of them?

I would like to be able to make one.

I work on the On30 scale.

Merci. Phil


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Try the Historic American Building Survey/Historic American Engineering Record at

http://www.loc.gov/pictures/collection/hh/

Search for “train station” or “depots.  

Lots of great images and scale drawings.

-Dan


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Phil,

Not sure what era or location you are modeling,
but here are a few of Southern Pacific's narrow gauge line through Owens Valley:
 
http://www.owensvalleyhistory.com/carson_n_colorado/page50c.html

If you want to keep it really simple you could just build a small wooden platform and stick a sign in the ground,
or plant an old boxcar on the side and use that as a station.




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Several different architectural styles, sizes, and eras, can be seen here


https://railga.com/depotlist1.html


The Depot List, Most of the existing railroad depots in Georgia are included here,

as well as many lost depots and a few that were reconstructed.




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 Posted: Sun Feb 3rd, 2019 12:43 am
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The website this is hosted on can become a bit of a rabbit hole adventure,


https://www.shorpy.com/node/9137?size=_original#caption


"Circa 1905. "Railway station at Pontiac, Illinois." Next stop: Hooterville "

8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.




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Need swamps and a steamboat to go with your On30 railway station/depot?

https://www.shorpy.com/node/6730?size=_original#caption

Silver Springs, Florida, circa 1900. Okeehumkee at wharf on the Oklawaha River.
Detroit Publishing Co. glass negative.



Perhaps stone block is your building material of choice?

https://www.shorpy.com/node/12595?size=_original#caption"Lemont,

Illinois, circa 1902. Station of the Chicago & Alton R.R. Taken from Canal Street.
8x10 glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co.



Or perhaps a structure with less pretense and more utility?  And a classy canvas window awning.

https://www.shorpy.com/node/9696?size=_original#caption"Circa

1900. Railway station at Grosse Ile, Michigan. The perfect place to start our tour.
8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co.



Or maybe there's a need to have 14 foot ceilings and spiffy carpentry so as to impress the patrons?

https://www.shorpy.com/node/20970?size=_original#caption

Circa 1899. "R.R. depot at Garrison, New York. En route to their final destination.
8x10 glass negative, Detroit Photographic Company.



Hmm, wonder where they are shipping that rowboat to via steam train?

https://www.shorpy.com/node/11440?size=_original#caption

Petoskey, Michigan, circa 1901. Grand Rapids & Indiana R.R. station.
8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co.




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There are a few books out there on railroad stations like this one America's Great Railroad Stations:

https://www.amazon.com/Americas-Great-Railroad-Stations-Straus/dp/0670023116?SubscriptionId=AKIAILSHYYTFIVPWUY6Q&tag=duckduckgo-ffnt-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=0670023116


You could buy one:

http://www.adirondackcountryhomes.com/CO0249.htm


Or this one:

https://www.historicforsale.com/hfs/HistoricRealEstate/PropertyDetail.aspx?id=3874


Some of these would be fun:

https://www.trulia.com/blog/homes-converted-train-cars-for-sale/




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Some interesting depot photos

Those Shorpy 8x10 B&W photos contain amazing detail.

Cheers Rob.


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