All sorts of Stations

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  1. K.V.Div

    K.V.Div Member

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    I guess I may as well throw my 25 cents into this one with a pic of the Shawnigan station (and I wouldn't be supprised if that is all its worth):D.
    Most of the small town stations on the E&N were replaced with these small structures (shelters?) some years ago and most look like they could use a lot of TLC :(.

    Terry

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  2. Peirce

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    You are right about the Cobalt station. The feature that I first noticed was the supports for the eaves. They are very similar to some I have seen here in New England.

    Here is a view of the platform canopies at the Danbury Railway Museum, which started out as the Danbury Union Station. You can see the similarity in the supports.

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  3. interurban

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    HHHmmmmm Nice MODEL Woodie:D :D :D :D
    I remember that flood;)

    Central Station 12 April 1965 from my Home town Manchester.;)

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  4. Woodie

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    Chris,

    Good pic. I believe it is now an indoor sports/entertainment venue. It featured heavily on the tele for the gymnastics etc at last years Commonwealth Games in Manchester.
  5. jon-monon

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    Yep, I remember the most devistating flood waaaay back in the early '03's (a lomg time ago in HO scale!). Didn't know you have doodlebugs there, does it still doodle after the flood? How's the rebuild?
  6. Woodie

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    oodles and googles of doodlebugs! I have two. One that used to be Union Pacific (now done out in the blue/yellow of Victorian Railways), and a "Baltimore & Ohio", still in the box. (Bachman ones). You can pick them up for $45 AUS here. ($25 US). I got a couple because they are very similar to the Victorian Rialways DERM. Note the freight door, and even the arched window for the loo. I do have an, as yet, unstarted actual VR DERM kit, as pictured. :)

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  7. Bill Stone

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    Here's one that's a little different from what's been shown so far. Although now owned by the City of San Dimas (California) and housing the small museums of the Pacific Railroad Society, and the San Dimas Historical Society, this was the San Dimas Santa Fe station. It was built in the 1920's to replace a 19th century wooden station that burned.

    At one time the small town of San Dimas actually had three railroads each with its own station: Santa Fe, Southern Pacific, and Pacific Electric.

    The ghastly paint color is, according to the people who restored the structure, a true representation of the color Santa Fe originally used on this station.

    Bill S

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  8. Woodie

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    ... and this is my local station at Casino. This is where you would get on and off the train if you came to visit. :):):)

    These "things" were trundling through as I drove over the bridge today.

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  9. Bob Collins

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    Was up visiting my daughter in the Kansas City area and "discovered this depot in Pleasant Hill that has not been torn down. Was built in 1903 and has obviously had some tender loving care. That's more than I can say for the caboose which apparently was just recently painted, and a poor job they did too.

    No marking on the caboose body, but the trucks have "MP" raised on the frame and also Bettendorf. My guess, Missouri Pacific. The trackage is mainline UPRR

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  10. Peirce

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    Williams, Arizona. The train is the Grand Canyon Railroad. On a track beyond that the UP "flys" by.

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  11. interurban

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    6531 at ?station

    Hi Woodie I used to train (pun) at the Y M C A at the back of that Station from 1972 to 1980 it was just used for a car park back then.
    Great pictures guys.
    Here is an old find, dont know the location. Beaut of a shot thou;)

    ( Micheal Taylor photo)

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  12. interurban

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    Milwaukee again.

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  13. interurban

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    And here is a detailed shot for those who like to model in detail;)

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  14. RailRon

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    What, Chris, a line without overhead wie? :D :D :D

    Serious: The vertical rectangles in the tower: Are these boarded up windows? (Would have been a great place to watch trains from up there!) And is it a wooden structure or brick? The peeling paint makes it difficult to tell - but it's a great example for weathering, though.

    Ron
  15. Bob Collins

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    Chris;

    No station, but thought you might like to see the overhead line.

    This is the downtown circle tram in Christchurch, New Zealand.

    Bob

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  16. interurban

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    Very nice Bob are you back or still travelling.?
    I think you are still out there some where .:D :D
  17. Bob Collins

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    Hi Chris, et al:

    No, I'm home. Have been for a couple of days. Almost have my biological clock adjusted from Aussie to Central Daylight Time again.

    Had a great trip except I never was able to make connections with Woodie. I think the place we might have met in Brisbane was undergoing renovations so he didn't make the trip from his hometown. Sorry to have missed him. Did meet Dave Flinn who is also here on the Gauge from time to time and was attending the Rotary International Convention in Brisbane as I was.

    Will post some more pixs as I have time.

    Bob
  18. Xaniel

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    Here is Gare do Oriente, Lisbon. This one huge intermodal station.
    Here is the last floor, where the trains stop. here you can cacth trains to Spain, France, and so on.

    Beneath is where people can cath buses and cabs. Underneath is that subway platform. It is really huge!

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  19. Xaniel

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    Vila Franca de Xira

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  20. Xaniel

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    Lisbon, Santa Apolónia

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