All sorts of Stations

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by interurban, Apr 10, 2003.

  1. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2000
    Messages:
    4,767
    Likes Received:
    0
    Eatonia Saskatchewan, named after the T. Eaton Co whose catalogue brought needed goods to this huge farming community.

    Attached Files:

  2. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2000
    Messages:
    4,767
    Likes Received:
    0
    A favourite of mine. The CP station in Saskatoon Saskatchewan where I lived for a number of years.

    Attached Files:

  3. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2000
    Messages:
    4,767
    Likes Received:
    0
    From the street side

    Attached Files:

  4. Peirce

    Peirce Member

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2000
    Messages:
    217
    Likes Received:
    0
    I didn't shoot the whole building, in this case, because it was the nighttime lighting I was interested in showing. This is the Lakawanna Station in Scranton, PA.

    [​IMG]

    The same view during the day.
    [​IMG]
  5. jkristia

    jkristia Member

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2002
    Messages:
    433
    Likes Received:
    0
    Very nice pictures everyone.
    Now this might be a silly question (no stupid questions, only silly ;) ), but when is a building a depot and when is it a station?

    I guess it really doesn't matter, and I mix between the two all the time, but is there a specific difference between the two, or is it more a matter of geographical location whether it's called one or he other?


    Jesper
  6. RailRon

    RailRon Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2002
    Messages:
    1,665
    Likes Received:
    0
    I found some pics of a funny station in Switzerland: Chamby, a small village with a BIG high class hotel high above Lake Geneva.

    In fact Chamby is a junction of two narrow gauge lines. The two tracks at left belong to the MOB ("Montreux - Oberland Bernois"), a beautiful mountain line leading from Montreux at Lake Geneva into the heart of the Bernese Oberland in the Alps. The other line at the right is the "Blonay - Chamby" Railway. The small shack is the ticket office for this short museum line.

    Attached Files:

  7. RailRon

    RailRon Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2002
    Messages:
    1,665
    Likes Received:
    0
    Chamby is almost an ideal prototype for a model RR station - when lack of space is an issue.

    Here we are standing on the track of the museum line. Note the small 'footprint' of this station!

    Attached Files:

  8. RailRon

    RailRon Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2002
    Messages:
    1,665
    Likes Received:
    0
    Here a look from the other side. I love that open 'waiting room'. :)

    Attached Files:

  9. RailRon

    RailRon Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2002
    Messages:
    1,665
    Likes Received:
    0
    And a last shot showing the almost ridiculous narrowness of this house.

    As I said - ideal for a shelf railroad (oh well, IF you model Swiss narrow gauge :D :D :D )

    Ron

    Attached Files:

  10. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2002
    Messages:
    4,480
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hi Ron those shots are so picturesque,in other words dame fine:D :D
    Thanks also to all our other friends.
    Now for some wires;)
    Motreal & Southern Counties express/ passenger Interurban car # 107 (Ottawa Car 1912) poses at Chembly Station on it`s last:( run.
    Now preserved at Halton County Radial Railway Museum:D
  11. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2000
    Messages:
    4,767
    Likes Received:
    0
    Jesper
    In Canada and other countries everyone calls them stations. Depot seems to be used in the USA for what ever reason. Maybe someone will enlighten us.
  12. Pitchwife

    Pitchwife Dreamer

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2001
    Messages:
    1,796
    Likes Received:
    0
    Which one?

    According to Webster's Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary a Depot is (in regards to trains) "a building for railroad or bus passengers or freight." A Station is "a stopping place: as (1): a regular stopping place in a transportation route. (2) The building connected with such a stopping place : (depot)."

    Sounds like half of one, six dozen of the other, your choice. :D :D :D
  13. RailRon

    RailRon Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2002
    Messages:
    1,665
    Likes Received:
    0
    Let me add a little to the confusion: :D :D :D

    Here in Switzerland (German speaking part) the word 'depot' is used for an enginehouse, while a smaller station is a 'station'.
    A big station (like Grand Central Station) however is called a 'Bahnhof' - which would translate to 'trainyard'... :confused:

    Ron :rolleyes:
  14. jkristia

    jkristia Member

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2002
    Messages:
    433
    Likes Received:
    0
    In Danish, just like in German, any larger station is called a "Banegaard" = "rail yard", while a smaller station (from just a platform up to a small building with a platform) is called for a station. And the engine house or service facility is called for the "depot"

    So, no more confusion :confused: :)

    Jesper
  15. jimmybeersa

    jimmybeersa Member

    Joined:
    May 15, 2001
    Messages:
    516
    Likes Received:
    0
    Robin please post a picture of Georgetown station, I wanted to beat you to it but my picture is too big

    Attached Files:

  16. Peirce

    Peirce Member

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2000
    Messages:
    217
    Likes Received:
    0
    The old Union Station in Montgomery, AL. It now houses the Montgomery Tourist Center and offices.

    [​IMG]
  17. grumbeast

    grumbeast Member

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2003
    Messages:
    472
    Likes Received:
    0
    Here's Cardiff Central station in South Wales (not New :) taken circa 1982

    Attached Files:

    • uk6.jpg
      uk6.jpg
      File size:
      32.9 KB
      Views:
      147
  18. grumbeast

    grumbeast Member

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2003
    Messages:
    472
    Likes Received:
    0
    Newport South Wales, 1983

    Attached Files:

    • uk69.jpg
      uk69.jpg
      File size:
      60.6 KB
      Views:
      145
  19. Bill Stone

    Bill Stone Member

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2001
    Messages:
    549
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hey Jkrista.....

    Do you happen to have a picture of the old 2-story, wood SP station (depot??) at Moorpark (next to Simi Valley)? Every time I've happened upon it, I've had no camera.

    These photos are great. A very informative thread. Thanks all.

    Bill S
  20. Woodie

    Woodie Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2001
    Messages:
    2,227
    Likes Received:
    0
    Grumsbeat,

    This one is "New" South Wales. :):) (Sydney's Central Station). Same train too. Just a different colour!

    [​IMG]