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Turn-of-the-Century S Scale Wood Freight/Passenger Depot kit


This quality S scale laser-cut kit includes basswood walls and floor with center partition, laserboard windows and doors with mylar glazing, peel-and-stick craft paper shingles, etched basswood finger-jointed chimney and plywood roof structure. The roof brackets are one-piece basswood. Footprint: 6-¾" long x 3-1/4" deep. Complete detailed instructions with helpful illustrations are included.

Kit #1150
Price: $66.95

Add a painted S scale telegrapher or conductor looking at his watch for $5.99 each.
Add a 1950s diecast 1:64 scale colorful painted automobile (our choice) for the parking lot, $5.99

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Prototype Milwaukee Road depot
Chicago, Minneapolis & St. Paul Depot, Granada, Minn.
Photo courtesy Granada, Minn. Historical Museum

In August of 1895, the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railroad (The Milwaukee Road) Bridge & Building Department issued plans for a single-story 18' x 36" wooden passenger/freight station to be built at seven small towns in Minnesota, four in South Dakota and three in Iowa. By 1899, all 14 stations had been constructed and were in service.
These depots featured a passenger waiting room, a telegrapher’s office, and a baggage and freight room. The office included a bay window where the agent kept the telegraph machine and where he could watch the trains from inside. The depots, with drop siding, had a large overhanging roof, a passenger waiting room door and two large freight doors, one on the track side and one on the street side. The building was heated by a coal stove.