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JackLabeck
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20 Aug 2017, 13:11 #1

Is there any front elevation drawing of the Waterbury station, I would like to model model the station, but for now I can only guess at the length and height of the building. I realize I will probably have to compress it, (im modeling in HO) but I do need some kind of starting point. 

Jack
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rsullivan
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20 Aug 2017, 14:52 #2

Mr. Labeck. In Shoreliner, vol 22, iss 2 (1991) there are two pages of the August 1907 construction diagrams, one showing the street elevation. It shows the slope, and indicates materials as brick, terra cotta, red tile and slag roofs, and granite foundation. It shows the complete tower with clock face for the correct lettering. It doesn't have any pictures of the street side of the station. A search of Shoreliner issues from the index on the NHRHTA website for articles on Waterbury with pictures that might show the street side of the Waterbury station that I don't have / couldn't find are: Shoreliner, vol 11, iss 2 (1980), it has two articles with 20 pages with pictures, and Shoreliner, vol 16, iss 2, article "Trolley Stop - Part 2" has pictures, but I misfiled mine somewhere in the general model railroad magazines and couldn't look in it. I checked my file of New Haven RR passenger station pictures and I don't have any of the Waterbury station. I hope this helps.
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JackLabeck
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20 Aug 2017, 15:11 #3

rsullivan wrote:Mr. Labeck. In Shoreliner, vol 22, iss 2 (1991) there are two pages of the August 1907 construction diagrams, one showing the street elevation. It shows the slope, and indicates materials as brick, terra cotta, red tile and slag roofs, and granite foundation. It shows the complete tower with clock face for the correct lettering. It doesn't have any pictures of the street side of the station. A search of Shoreliner issues from the index on the NHRHTA website for articles on Waterbury with pictures that might show the street side of the Waterbury station that I don't have / couldn't find are: Shoreliner, vol 11, iss 2 (1980), it has two articles with 20 pages with pictures, and Shoreliner, vol 16, iss 2, article "Trolley Stop - Part 2" has pictures, but I misfiled mine somewhere in the general model railroad magazines and couldn't look in it. I checked my file of New Haven RR passenger station pictures and I don't have any of the Waterbury station. I hope this helps.
Richard H. Sullivan, Jr.  member #3967
Thank you for the lead, I've ordered that volume along with two others.

Jack


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rsullivan
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20 Aug 2017, 17:30 #4

Mr. Labeck. I remember reading an article by someone constructing the Waterbury station but I couldn't find it in the Shoreliner index. I did a google search for the article and found two Facebook pages, Waterbury Arts & Entertainment - Train Station and Waterbury Union Station - Train Station. The first has a postcard with the front and the second has a portion of it for its main photo. Don't do a search for the article on google! I clicked on what had no warning signs in the address or title and got a ransomware lock. Since I was hit about two years ago and wrote down the three programs used by him in Riyadh, I now have them on my computer so I shutdown then scanned and removed the malware files. I did an image search and here are the pictures I copied. For old views from postcards:
NH RR Waterbury Railway Station pic 1.jpg
NH RR Waterbury Railway Station pic 4.jpg
NH RR Waterbury Railway Station pic 6.jpg
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rsullivan
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20 Aug 2017, 17:35 #5

Mr. Labeck. From more recent views: 
NH RR Waterbury Railway Station pic 5.jpg
NH RR Waterbury Railway Station pic 7.jpg
NH RR Waterbury Railway Station pic 9.jpg
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rsullivan
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20 Aug 2017, 17:46 #6

Mr. Labeck. Another more recent view:
NH RR Waterbury Railway Station pic 12.jpg
Two views to show the roof top and the neat curved building in front of the station and the closeup of the tower:
 
NH RR Waterbury Railway Station pic 11.jpg
NH RR Waterbury Railway Station pic 10.jpg
I checked Model Railroader for the article, but didn't find it in the search. Remember, Mr. David Popp models the Waterbury in N scale and is easy to contact as the producer of Model Railroader Video Plus. He may have more information and tips on modeling it. Hope these help you out more.
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JackLabeck
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20 Aug 2017, 23:20 #7

rsullivan wrote:Mr. Labeck. Another more recent view:NH RR Waterbury Railway Station pic 12.jpg Two views to show the roof top and the neat curved building in front of the station and the closeup of the tower:
 NH RR Waterbury Railway Station pic 11.jpg NH RR Waterbury Railway Station pic 10.jpgI checked Model Railroader for the article, but didn't find it in the search. Remember, Mr. David Popp models the Waterbury in N scale and is easy to contact as the producer of Model Railroader Video Plus. He may have more information and tips on modeling it. Hope these help you out more.
Richard H. Sullivan, Jr. member #3967

Thank you

Jack


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DBrion
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21 Aug 2017, 04:08 #8

Somewhere in the back roads of my memory and collected photos I have a picture that I took from the viewing platform of the Waterbury clock tower.  I climbed up there with the engineer in charge of the RDC-1 that I rode up on from Bridgeport, a real nice chap.  If I can locate the photo I'll post it here (unless I have already given it to NHRHTA).  Waterbury was a great town to my family.
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JackLabeck
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21 Aug 2017, 22:55 #9

DBrion wrote:Somewhere in the back roads of my memory and collected photos I have a picture that I took from the viewing platform of the Waterbury clock tower.  I climbed up there with the engineer in charge of the RDC-1 that I rode up on from Bridgeport, a real nice chap.  If I can locate the photo I'll post it here (unless I have already given it to NHRHTA).  Waterbury was a great town to my family.
Thank you, I would like to see that photo .


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frn1963
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22 Aug 2017, 16:41 #10

You might also take a look at http://www.iridetheharlemline.com/2011/ ... waterbury/


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