This is a model of the station in Phillips, Maine that once served on the two-foot narrow-gauge Sandy River and Rangeley Lakes Railroad. I built the model in 2014 from a kit by Banta Modelworks. The station still stands today on Depot Street in Phillips, although the railroad has been gone since the 1930s.

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I finally found an picture I took of the only station on my now slated to be redone layout. Not the best picture, but it will work. I am hoping to be able to work on my layout again soon, depending on how busy I am with school, and if I get around to working on it.

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coach joe posted:

Mel was the Danbury Station built in 1903 or is that when it was placed on the National Historic Register?

Joe,

Built by the New Haven Railroad in 1903 and entered into the National Register of Historic Places in 1986. The Danbury Railway Museum would be worth a day-trip from Long Island. Now that you have that nice station model, the layout is a must.

MELGAR

Philadelphia's Broad Street Station

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GG-1 4845 in Broad Street Station, Philadelphia

GG-1 4845 in Broad Street Station, Philadelphia

The historic station in Strafford, Pennsylvania.

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Pennsylvania-Reading Seashore Lines station in Atlantic City, New Jersey

Atlantic City Station

Pennsylvania-Reading Seashore Lines station in Haddonfield, New Jersey in the winter at night.

Haddonfield Station at night

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Just found this great topic.  I love railroad stations, real and model or tinplate.  One of the few things I look for other than toy train items at swap meets are old station post cards.  Since we are traveling this week, I only have available what pictures I can access on my iPad.

In the first picture is a model of the Salem, Oregon station built in 1889 on our sectional Capitol Holidays Layout.  My friend and partner in this endeavor, Don Curtis, scratch built this model from pictures I borrowed from Ed Culp, author of the book, “Stations West.”  We set up the layout and run Gilbert American Flyer trains under the Christmas tree in the Oregon State Capitol Rotunda each year.  

The second picture is the waiting room and agent’s end of the old station which was torn down around around the time of the building of the present station which opened in 1918.  Only the freight house portion of the old station was left standing. The freight house and the “new” station are shown in the third picture.

The fourth picture is how the derelict freight house looked for many years under threat of condemnation and demolition, and the last two pictures are the present station and the restored and repurposed freight house as they look today.

Cheers!

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Alan B, This whole panorama has a very nice look to it, in my opinion.58D8D936-651D-454D-B0FC-DAB09BE72F17 Yes, sir, there is something really nice about this neighborhood, almost as though it were the modeling of a community that actually developed this way in real-life city-planning. It seems carefully and thoughtfully constructed,  possessed of charm and nostalgia, resulting in success.

The gazebo, set in its little park58D8D936-651D-454D-B0FC-DAB09BE72F17 [2), complete with a swing-set and its worn scraping-of-the-feet swatches under where the swings would trace, and the fence separating recreation from the RR-tracks, would be a fine example of the care, cleverness and skill invested in this overall vignette of American life. Congratulations.

FrankM

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CNJ Station Ashley, PA. 1913:

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--pete

 

 

My heart is warm with the friends I make, 

And better friends I'll not be knowing;

Yet there isn't a train I wouldn't take,

No matter where it's going.

                        Edna St. Vincent Millay

 

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