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Old 03-30-2018, 05:46:45 PM
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Lets have a look at the old train stations that dotted the landscape thru out the US, Canada and world wide. If you have pictures of old train stations post them here.Pictures below are of the GTR/CNR station at Milton Ontario Canada Picture was taken in the 1960's. The station was re located to another location in the early 1970's to be used as a tourism office in Milton Ontario were it still sits today.
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One of the best ways to see old railway stations is to explore trails converted from abandoned railroad lines. The Sparta-Elroy trail in Wisconsin includes information centers and restrooms into their old town stations. The Kendall, Wisconsin Depot is one, holding a museum dedicated to the rail lines' histories, but also a tribute to small railways stations all over the midwestern US.

I believe it, or one of the other depots along this trail has a room with exhibits dedicated to depot construction history. The exhibits summarize how these station buildings were designed and built- they were essentially 'kits', built from standardized plans by well-known architects, with complete materials loaded onto railcars and taken to the station site, unloaded, and put into operation. It's a fascinating subject... but not unique. During the turn of the century, houses were built by the millions, using similar technique, mail-ordered through Sears & Robuck, Montgomery Ward, and others.

Here's a link to the Kendall station:
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There are a couple of trails here in the Midwest, one roughly follows the interstate 70 from St Louis to Kansas city, there are many stations and attractions along the trail. Many folks make the full trip on bikes and stay at motels along the way. There is also one through the center of Indianapolis In, we used to use this one a lot when in Indy, it's very popular for bikes and joggers in warm weather.
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My grandfather hand built a 3 track railway between 2 rooms of his house! he had a lot of photos of rolling stock and bridges, as well as train stations and work houses for the Pennsylvania RR. He hand built rolling stock and many buildings, as well as copies of a few tunnels as well, all in HO. He had over 100 cars and 10 different locos, all scratch built and in PRR as well as other livery colors. I don't know who has them now, they may be lost, as grandpa died in 1968.
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