The Walthers Cornerstone Brick Freight House is based on structures where businesses and small industries that didn't have their own sidings shipped and received cargo. Many off-line shippers relied on the railroad to move their goods from trains to trucks for delivery to stores and warehouses. The freight house was where the action took place and the adjacent Freight Office (933-2953, sold separately) served as the "brains" of the operation, housing an army of clerks who kept track of paperwork and billing. This kit is based on a structure that stood on Fowler Street, just south of Milwaukee's hometown depot. It's companion Freight Office
next door handled the paperwork. Its classic American design is similar to buildings in many other cities making it ideal for use in any shipping terminal. On your layout the Freight House can also be used as part of a larger industry or in a railroad yard to handle company materials. Special end walls in the Freight House allow you to easily combine kits to create a longer facility serving more cars. The easy-to-build Brick Freight House has detailed plastic parts molded in appropriate colors and comes with illustrated instructions. The finished structure as shown measures: 9-3/4 x 9-3/8 x 4-3/8" 24.8 x 23.8 x 11.1cm.
The Brick Freight House is one of a wide variety of Cornerstone HO railroad buildings.
- Easy-to-build plastic kit
- Prototypical brick construction
- Includes special end walls so you can easily combine multiple Freight Hosue kits
- Found at railroad and industrial facilities from the 1900s to the present
- Loading dock with metal awning
- Molded in appropriate colors