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Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by Matthyro, May 30, 2001.

  1. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    I hope this is the right forum for this project. All of us who have an interest in railroading and building model railroads see and need stations. I like to scratch build them as kits don't do justice or just don't look right. Here I am sharing pictures of 3 stations I have used as a pattern to make N gauge versions. What I hope to see is any pictures you may have of stations so we trainfans and modellers can enjoy them.
    The first picture is the track side of the Georgetown Ontario station built in the 1850s when it served the Grand Trunk railroad. Today it is used sparingly by VIA and daily by the GO system.
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  2. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    This view of the Georgetown station faces west. You can see where a freight shed was originally attached to this structure.
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  3. Matthyro

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  4. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    This end faces east. There used to be windows in the tower and semaphore signals.
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  5. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Thsi is the old CP station in Saskatoon Saskatchewan and is no longer in use. What I like about it is that it is built on a curve.
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  6. Matthyro

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  7. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Another parking lot view of the CP station Saskatoon.
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  8. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    This is the CN station at Eatonia, Saskatchewan. It is now a museum. Only grain trains come here these days.
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  9. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    The track side view of the Eatonia station.
    The name Eatonia came from the Eaton catalogue business that helped early settlers in the area. People could order all the materials to make a complete house from Eatons in those days. Too bad that the Eaton company no longer exisits.
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  10. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Hi Robin,
    Great looking photo's of a station, now you have set me off once again on a scratchbuilding project. I need a small depot for my new area, the Georgetown station might look quite nice if I wood it instead of stone.


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  11. Peirce

    Peirce Member

    This is a night shot of the former Lakawanna station in Scranton, PA. It also served as the corporate headquarters for the Lakawanna Railroad, and later the Erie-Lakawanna. It is now a hotel.

    I offer this shot because of the lighting, as well as the architecture.

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    Here is a detail shot of the clock and some of the stonework. Both shots are of the front of the building.

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  12. Peirce

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    According to the info I have, the LRR built this station at a cost of about $500,000. When Penn Central, and later, Conrail took over, it was abandoned land suffered a great deal of vandalism. The Hilton organization bought the building and spent $14 million to restore it and convert the upper floors into a hotel. The ceiling over the main concourse was made of Tiffany Glass. Hilton was able to restore about two thirds of it.
  13. Matthyro

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    Thanks for the great pictures Pierce. Lets hope these old buildings will be preserved. Sure don't see architecture like that anymore and that stone work is becoming a lost art.

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  14. Peirce

    Peirce Member

    Here is a piece of Grand Central Terminal in New York. A while ago, this style of train board was replaced by a newer version. Metro North was kind enough to donate this one to the Danbury Railway Museum.

    I shot this from one side to avoid the glare from my flash. The yellow flares are from light bulbs, which are part of the internal lighting.

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  15. Woodie

    Woodie Active Member

    Pierce,

    But what about "Track 29" where does that go??? Are the destination plates the "flip over, electronic" style? or quad shaped and just rotate to show the appropriate destionation. Looks like the electronic type. Bit hard to tell. Is it in working order?

    TOOT!
  16. Peirce

    Peirce Member

    This is the "flip" type. It is set correctly for the run from NY City to Danbury. All the parts are in good working order although we haven't reinstalled all of them as yet. Track 23 is the one usuially used for this departure. I don't know about track 29.

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  17. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    Hi Guys! Here's my "Home Town Station" where I grew up in Ridley Park, PA. It's 9.6 Miles South of phila on the Northeast Corridor.
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  18. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    Here's the Folcroft Station - About 6 Miles South of Phila.
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    Gee I'll miss HER!!!! :) -- N Gauger
  19. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    And finally - here is the Swathmore Station. It's on another branch of the "Pennsy"
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    My wife says if I buy One more Train, she'll leave me...
    Gee I'll miss HER!!!! :) -- N Gauger
  20. Woodie

    Woodie Active Member

    Sorry Peirce, Just a little "pun". Track 29 was the Chatanooga Choo Choo.

    "Pardon me boys..... Is that the cat who chewed my new shoes!!!" [​IMG]


    TOOT!

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