Over 70 Two Story Combination Type 22 depots were built by the Southern Pacific Railroad between 1899 and 1910. They were more commonly found in California, but examples were also located in Texas, Arizona, Utah, Oregon, and Nevada. A prominent feature of the Type 22 depot is the two-story high rectangular shaped bay window. The structure, which exhibited horizontal wood siding, typically measured 25 feet wide. The second story, with the same width of 25 feet, was usually 32 feet in length or longer. The freight room was built long enough to accommodate the SP’s anticipated business at that location and ranged in size from 30 to 84 feet in length. Other variations between Type 22 depots also existed such as loading dock size, window and door arrangements, and roof design as well as mirrored floor plans. In fact, our latest N scale SP depot offering is considered a “left hand” version of this famous depot design due to the location of its bay window. Examples of “left-handed” Type 22s could be found in California at La Verne, Palmdale, Grass Lake, and Chatsworth while numerous “right hand” versions existed as well. Our structure kit displays a 25 foot wide by 38 foot 6 inch long two-story portion with a 42-foot long freight room. As usual, the kit is 100% laser-cut and utilizes Peel & Stick and Tab & Slot construction.
- 3-Tab shingles
- Loading dock with wood deck
- Positionable window sashes
- Authentic gable trim and accurately shaped brackets
- Optional detail parts include bay ticket window and three different chimney styles so the modeler can best match the model to the prototype they are representing on their layout