The Illinois Central built a series of new, smaller depots during the post World War II era as a cost-savings measure. Many of the company's older depots needed extensive repair and the decline of passenger service made it more economical to tear down the original structure and build a replacement out of new and salvaged lumber. The type "A", represented by this kit, was one of the larger of the four standard designs (the smaller type B depot is represented by kit #152-124, sold separately) measuring 36 feet 3 inches long and 16 feet 3 inches wide at the end walls. It had a separate waiting room for passengers, an office for the agent, and an express-baggage-freight area. This kit features pre-milled laser-cut siding; Peel & Stick windows, doors, and trim; 3-Tab shingles; white metal chimney; screen door; and pre-painted concrete style loading dock. As a bonus, optional parts included with this kit allow you to build a left or right hand depot, entrance door canopy, and a ground level or dock high freight door.