HO stations , depots, and terminals.

toptrain1

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My current station I am working on is a Kibri one from the 1950- 60's. So far I have repaired on e of the three. Replaced the center one completly with a new supporting structure and repainted the three roof sections. I am looking to get a replacement for the missing L shaped balcony or scratch build one. After that is done the station will br considered by me redone.
In the first picture the long roof front corner I have repaired using a pice from the old center roof. It tool alot of shapeing, fileing and sanding. The center roof I have replaced the surface and side supports. it still to be painted. In the second photo the center roof is in place and all roof surfaces have been repainted.

Kibri Platform side 1.JPGKibri_4249.JPG
 
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Bill Nelson

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I kit bashed a station , using parts of two of those stations , to make a station , and company headquarters for a layout I built when I was in high school in the early 1970s.

I think I still have the box one of the kits came in. I looked in my bungalow workshop, and it's not there. I will be doing th the lake house later this week. If I find the box, I can properly identify it

I spliced two of the upstairs log sections together, and shortened the stucco lower story so it was the same length as the log upper story.

I carved a random stone pattern into the stucco lower story. I have some black and white photos of the kitbash at the farm, and will likely be there some next week.
 
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toptrain1

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Elizabeth Union Station.

Getting away from HO station kits and into real station I would like to build,. First the Elizabethtown Union Station. built to what was allowed by at the diamonde of the New Jersey railroad and the Central Railroad on New Jersey, this station provided for a true Union station for the two mentioned railroads. I dont have a history on this station only a lithograph showing the rail-crossing diamonds and the station structure. This station was in use and became a PRR station after 1871 when The New Jersey Railroad and Transportation company was taken over by the PRR. They would use it for another 20+ years before replaceing it somewhere in the 1890's.1862 Rail Road Depot_Elizabeth_.jpg
 
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toptrain1

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Union Station at Elizabethtown NJ. When these 2 companies sellected the location for their tracks, the crossroads chosen was on the west end of the very populated area as period maps show. All previous intreses were in the Port area where the Auther Kill and Newark Bay come together. After the railroads were established the center of Elizabeth moved west and the station area became the center of town. Everything to the east became just another neighborhood.
The Lithograph for this station seen here was made for the Union County Map of 1862, dating the lithograph to a year before, the map date at 1861. The view shows a ballanced structure of the wedge shaped shared depot with 2 wings extending on each rail side for the handling of freight. After the takeover of this station by the PRR some time in 1871 the freight attached building disapears. I would guess a fire caused its removal. The freight section for the CRRofNJ remains till this station is replaced. a drawing showing this station with only one freight wing is seen in a well known insurance map.
Now the New Jersey Railroad was know for two things. One being is was one of the safest railroads in the country and for its size carried over 1 million passenger a year from the 1850's on. The short history below will add other things the this railroads accomplishments.

RAG V-58 P-1256 history NJRR.JPG
 
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