Great American Train Stations Classic Terminals & Depots by Halberstadt DJ
Great American Train Stations Classic Terminals & Depots by Halberstadt DJ
Great American Train Stations Classic Terminals & Depots by Halberstadt DJ
Great American Train Stations Classic Terminals & Depots by Halberstadt DJ
Great American Train Stations Classic Terminals & Depots by Halberstadt DJ

Great American Train Stations Classic Terminals & Depots by Halberstadt DJ

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Great American Train Stations Classic Terminals & Depots by Halberstadt DJ
 
Great American Train Stations Classic Terminals & Depots by Halberstadt
Hard cover with Dust Jacket
Copyright 1997
192 pages

CONTENTS
Preface9
Introduction    13
Chapter 1 Life at the Depot29
Chapter 2 A Short Course in Railroad Architecture   49
Chapter 3 Depot Architecture and75                                                                                
What Makes Some Styles Good?
Chapter 4 An All American Style: The Santa Fe89
Chapter 5 The Union Terminals-The Railroad99                                                      
Terminal as a Civic Monument
Chapter 6 Nevada Northern -Suspended in Time  127
Chapter 7 Roundhouses and Shops145
Chapter 8 Saving the Depots-A Short Course165                                                                
in Jams and Preserves
Appendices190
Bibliography  191
Index192

By the Civil War, the single-story building we know as a railroad depot had developed most of its unique characteristics. This profile remains so constant that we still easily recognize a railroad depot in the landscape, even when it has been moved away from the tracks and modified as a residence, restaurant, or museum.
Its unique characteristics define it as a rectangular building with the longer side parallel to the railroad tracks. It is usually a single-story building without stairs or raised entryways, so baggage and freight can be easily wheeled through the terminal to the trackside platform. The roof has a generous overhang to shelter passengers from the weather. A trackside bay window became a common feature in the 1870s, giving agents better visibility along the tracks.
There was only one additional feature, usually added to the larger urban terminals starting about 1880; a clock tower. The railroads introduced Standard Time in the United States, developing the four time zones in 1883. Railroad depots featured clocks partly to advertise railroad reliability and efficiency, partly to remind Americans that commerce moved to the tick of railroad time.
Time has run out for many railroad terminals and depots, but their history- and photos of dozens of these buildings- is presented here. Their story is one of buildings, whether grand or simple, which helped facilitate a nation's mobility. From point-to-point, depot-to-depot, America spread and developed from via the rails.
Great American Min Stations: Clank Terminals and Depots covers the evolution of depots, examines their architectural style and how they were used, and suggest how they can be preserved and restored today.
Wood or stone, grand or humble, railroad depots have served travelers well over the years. Their story is presented here along with 200 colorful illustrations that bring the past to life again.

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