O Trackside Industries
O Stations & Trackside Building Kits
The prototype for our kit was built by the New York, Ontario & Western railroad in upstate New York. It is a classic small town station design complete with waiting room, baggage room and operator’s track side bay window. Although the O&W was abandoned in 1957 this station still stands today, lovingly restored by its current owner - author and railroad historian John Taibi.
Kit includes appropriate signs and milk cans.
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Small sheds like these could be found alongside railroad rights-of-way, either alone or in groups. These kits are based on Nickel Plate Road designs but are typical of designs used throughout the country.
Kit includes parts for four complete buildings:
- Tool/Handcar Shed
- Telegraph Office (also perfect for a Yard Office)
- Crossing Shanty
- Telephone Booth
Prior to the building of the interstate highway system in the 1950’s the railroads hauled nearly all of the milk that was consumed in the larger cities. Local farmers would deliver cans of Bessie’s best to the local creamery where it would be inspected, stored, chilled. The cans would be cleaned and returned to the farmer. The milk would be shipped to the city in railroad-hauled milk cars.
The prototypes for our kit was built at Clark’s, near Campbell Hall, NY on the New York, Ontario & Western. Similar designs could be found throughout the Northeast.
Most creameries were built before mechanical refrigeration. As a result many were built with an adjacent icehouse. Icehouses were also used alone along the line for storage of ice for reefers and milk cars. Our icehouse is also based on a NYO&W design to match the creamery.
Crosby's Coal was located in Danby, VT. on the Rutland Railroad. Built in 1914 the building still stands today. Similar coal dealers could be found throughout the country. Hopper loads of coal would be unloaded into the coal bins from which the coal would be sold to local homes and buisinesses.
Kit inlcuded pre-cut wood parts with one-piece resin foundation, decal signs and more!