Building a freight station

Discussion in 'The Real Thing- North America' started by Richard Gude, Dec 4, 2005.

  1. Richard Gude

    Richard Gude New Member

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    I have an old photo of a C&NW Freight station that I am trying to scratch build. It has about 15 freight doors that open directly without a loading dock. The photo is taken in the sun shine which is OK but it obscures some detail that is in the shade. It looks to me that there might be small windows above or perhaps between each set of freight doors. The roof overhang is minimal. Was the placement of windows like this normal or wasn't this done. The photo is circa 1984 and the buiding is in a state of disrepair. Can anyone help?:confused:
    Thanks, rhg
  2. brakie

    brakie Active Member

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    Richard,Could you post a picture? It would be unusual for a freight station to have windows on the dock sides.There should be a rail dock side and street dock side for loading trucks.
  3. Richard Gude

    Richard Gude New Member

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    Brakie,
    I don't have web site access for pictures so will try to attach a small one. I am not sure that it posted.

    rhg

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    Richard Gude New Member

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    Brakie,

    If this photo won't work please see my post on the Atlas HO forum "resizing a freight shed photo" Thanks,

    rhg
  5. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    Depending on the age of the structure, it would not be unusual for the doors to have little windows above them. However, this practice was generally discontinued with the advent of reliable and inexpensive indoor lighting (i.e. electricity).

    Andrew
  6. brakie

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    Richard,Sorry..I just can't make out any windows plainly but,it does look like there are small windows. :confused:
    Have you check http://www.cnwhs.org/index.htm ?