Photos and Plans of Freight Station

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Sat Jul 31 16:41:08 EDT 2004

I'm doing some research for a local train museum - and we are considering 
building a structure that looks like a freight station.  The type of 
station I'm interested in has the two story office or passenger section at 
the front end with a long one story freight shed attached to the rear. 
We're interested in a wooden type structure but possible could copy one 
constructed of brick. Would like an N&W station - but not critical to our 
purpose.  The second story of the front section would be used as a train 
watching area overlooking the local freight yard.  I believe that there are 
only a few platforms on the East Coast that allow people to get close 
enough and high enough to really watch real train operations - possibly 
listening to the yard radio network at the same time.  The lower section 
and shed would contain a large O-gauge model train layout (to be designed) 
that shows railroad operations across Virginia - mountains to the sea - a 
"Rails Across Virginia Exhibit."

Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated! - Thanks

Ron Timma
Hidden Depot Farms Bed and Breakfast
23745 St. James Rd
Jetersville, VA 23083

rft01 at

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