*Whitehall, Wisconsin, Prototype *Similar to Small Town Stations Across U.S. *Fits 1900s to Present *Authentic "Brick" Exterior *Covered Platforms on Two Sides *Attractive Curved Windows and Gabled Roof
Typical of depots built in the years just prior to 1920, the 1914-built Whitehall Station was located on the Green Bay & Western Railroad in Wisconsin. The prototype was built to replace an earlier wooden structure. Whitehall was built as a combination depot; inside its Flemish Bond brick walls it housed a central ticket counter and operator's bay, separate men's and women's waiting rooms and a freight room. Large arched windows let in plenty of light and an angled operator's bay afforded the agent/operator a good view down the tracks. A long canopy extending along the platform on both ends kept passengers sheltered while boarding. The freight room handled parcels.
The depot served travelers until 1949, but remained an active freight agency until 1963. The City of Whitehall purchased the depot in 2003 and restored it as a small museum. The structure remains in its original location along the former GB&W mainline, in 2006 owned by Canadian National. It is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
This Cornerstone Series kit will look great serving trains with Walthers streamlined or heavyweight cars. Parts come molded in appropriate colors; the prototype was built from red brick. For setting your scene, the freight doors can be positioned open or closed so you can add a baggage cart or cargo being transferred between the freight room and the platform.