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Re: [z_scale] 1888 Capitol City Passenger Station by Micron Art on Cover Page

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  • Reynard Wellman
    Rob, Thanks, we ll try to live up to this recognition by coming out with some surprising new products over the coming seasons. The 1888 station was built for
    Message 1 of 6 , Jun 2, 2002
      Rob,
      Thanks, we'll try to live up to this recognition by coming out with some
      surprising new products over the coming seasons.

      The 1888 station was built for the International & Great Northern
      Railroad by Gustav Wilke, the same contractor who built our Texas state
      capitol building. Though the station was primarily Austin white brick,
      the structures shared the same granite that was quarried out of Marble
      Falls, Texas. I've seen pictures of this old depot surrounded by slicked
      up cowboys driving buckboards while women in white dresses and holding
      up parasols stood quietly in the shade of that giant awning. In another
      photo a bow legged old cowboy looks like he's yelling at the station
      master about something and is about to thrash him with his cane.

      If ever the United States possessed architectural treasures it is in
      these old depots built for the railroads that turned our early economy
      from that of a backwater nation into a major power by the turn of the
      century, 1900. It's too bad we lost this one to a parking lot in 1955.
      Thanks, General Motors.

      Reynard.

      ztrack@... wrote:

      > Reynard,
      >
      > Congratulations! I just checked in after a weekend away and was so
      > glad to
      > see the posting. The Capitol City Station is a wonderful structure and
      > well
      > deserving of our first ever "Best New Product Award". Keep up the
      > incredible
      > work!
      >
      > Rob Kluz
      >
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    • Randy Smidt
      It s been said that Lighthouses are the castles of America. Well I think that Railroad Stations are our cathedrals (or should I say were). Randy Smidt
      Message 2 of 6 , Jun 2, 2002
        It's been said that Lighthouses are the castles of America. Well I
        think that Railroad Stations are our cathedrals (or should I say were).

        Randy Smidt

        Reynard Wellman wrote:

        > Rob,
        > Thanks, we'll try to live up to this recognition by coming out with
        > some
        > surprising new products over the coming seasons.
        >
        > The 1888 station was built for the International & Great Northern
        > Railroad by Gustav Wilke, the same contractor who built our Texas
        > state
        > capitol building. Though the station was primarily Austin white brick,
        >
        > the structures shared the same granite that was quarried out of Marble
        >
        > Falls, Texas. I've seen pictures of this old depot surrounded by
        > slicked
        > up cowboys driving buckboards while women in white dresses and holding
        >
        > up parasols stood quietly in the shade of that giant awning. In
        > another
        > photo a bow legged old cowboy looks like he's yelling at the station
        > master about something and is about to thrash him with his cane.
        >
        > If ever the United States possessed architectural treasures it is in
        > these old depots built for the railroads that turned our early economy
        >
        > from that of a backwater nation into a major power by the turn of the
        > century, 1900. It's too bad we lost this one to a parking lot in 1955.
        >
        > Thanks, General Motors.
        >
        > Reynard.
        >
        > ztrack@... wrote:
        >
        > > Reynard,
        > >
        > > Congratulations! I just checked in after a weekend away and was so
        > > glad to
        > > see the posting. The Capitol City Station is a wonderful structure
        > and
        > > well
        > > deserving of our first ever "Best New Product Award". Keep up the
        > > incredible
        > > work!
        > >
        > > Rob Kluz
        > >
        > > Ztrack Magazine, Ltd.
        > > 6142 Northcliff Blvd.
        > > Dublin, OH 43016
        > > Phone/Fax (614) 764-1703
        > > www.ztrack.com
        > >
        > > "Z" WARNING! HANDLE WITH CARE! Highly addictive in Small DoseZ!
        > >
        > >
        > > Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to the Yahoo! Terms of Service.
        >
        >
        >
        > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
        >
        >
        > "Z" WARNING! HANDLE WITH CARE! Highly addictive in Small DoseZ!
        >
        >
        > Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to the Yahoo! Terms of Service.
      • Reynard Wellman
        Hello Randy, Yes, the Union Depots found in our largest cities were like cathedrals devoted to capitalism. And even though the costs of building such ornate
        Message 3 of 6 , Jun 3, 2002
          Hello Randy,

          Yes, the "Union Depots" found in our largest cities were like cathedrals
          devoted to capitalism. And even though the costs of building such ornate
          and large structures is great, so too are the effects upon the spirit of
          a city. Now these old stations are revered by preservationists and many
          have been remodeled as public museums and shopping malls and
          restaurants, which is fine with me.

          Last year my wife and I ate at the Union Depot in St. Louis and it was
          like visiting a railroad theme park interspersed with shops and
          restaurants. Many young adults were having a ball in this spacious and
          interesting depot. At least small business has survived the demise of
          railroad passenger travel.

          Best regards,
          Reynard

          Would that today we could

          Randy Smidt wrote:

          > It's been said that Lighthouses are the castles of America. Well I
          > think that Railroad Stations are our cathedrals (or should I say
          > were).
          >
          > Randy Smidt

          SNIP>


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        • Reynard Wellman
          Hello Randy, Oops, I left a dangling participle at the end of my last email. Here is the completed thought: Would that today we could achieve such fine
          Message 4 of 6 , Jun 3, 2002
            Hello Randy,

            Oops, I left a dangling participle at the end of my last email. Here is
            the completed thought:

            "Would that today we could" achieve such fine architectural expression
            in our public spaces, whether they be railroad depots or even shopping
            malls. Most megalithic architecture of today is more like a blight of
            commercialism than a satisfying artistic expression of liberty and free
            enterprise.

            Reynard Wellman


            Reynard Wellman wrote:

            > SNIP>
            >
            > Would that today we could
            >
            > Randy Smidt wrote:
            >
            > > It's been said that Lighthouses are the castles of America. Well I
            >
            > > think that Railroad Stations are our cathedrals (or should I say
            > > were).
            > >
            > > Randy Smidt
            >
            > SNIP>
            >
            >
            > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
            >
            >
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