Completed Antioch ,Illinois 1896 RR station
I just finished building this RR station. It is a 1:24(1/2 scale) model of the first RR station in Antioch ,Illinois.Spent my summers at my grandfathers farm in Antioch. My Dad was raised there.
The station is 25 x9x14 inches (50x18feet) . The station served the SOO.Line RR and went from Chicago thru Wisconsin and then to Minneapolis.
The engine in front is a 4-6-0 Ten Wheeler which was used in that era. Note the flag waving in the breeze. It is the flag of 1896 and contains 45 stars.
This model will be donated to the Lake County Historical Society and placed in the Antioch Museum alongside of the one room schoolhouse I previously donated.