Fredericksburg Jct, S.A.F&N and S.A.&A.P.
Sitting at MP 286.2 on the San Antonio & Aransas Pass Railroad was Fredericksburg Jct. This little station stop was where the San Antonio, Fredericksburg & Northern met the S.A.&A.P. Located at the Junction was the depot and a 163 foot siding which the S.A.F&N leased from the S.A.&A.P.
There was a wye which allowed the S.A.F&N to turn its locomotive for the trip back to Fredericksburg. The layover was a few hours for both arrivals and departures from Fredericksburg, as the folks had to wait for their connection from San Antonio or from Kerrville.
The depot was nothing spectacular and no known photo exists, so I decided to recreate Fredericksburg Jct. with AMB's Lake Junction Station.
At 11:PM I got the itch to build something. I needed to work on something. Since I am waiting on the rest of the pickle gear for the salting station, this seemed like a quick easy project.
The kit is a very straight forward, easy, shake in the box, wood kit to build. Immediately I could see that the interior could be made really snazzy. A few benches, a pot belly stove, and a ceiling fan to keep the travelers cool in the hot Texas summer.
Looking at pictures of previous S.A.&A.P. depots the common colors were an antique white, which appears yellow, browns, and blacks. So I've followed suit. The interior I did as a nautical teak, with antique white walls. I boxed the interior of the depot to make it look Texas rough, but this was done also to give the station added strength.
As you can tell by the pictures, the interior is all set. I just need to get the benches, ceiling fan, pot belly and install them. Maybe a small fiber optic light for the interior.
By 5:30 AM I'm tuckered out. I'll pick up again later today. Here are the photo's for your enjoyment. I should be able to finish this up tonight or tomorrow.
Last edited by SAFN SAAP; 04-20-2012 at 05:40 AM.
YesteRRails L.L.C., Owner/Operator
San Antonio & Aransas Pass Railroad (1884-1925)
San Antonio, Fredericksburg & Northern Railway (1913-1917)
"Reflecting the Frisco influence in the railroads of the Texas Hill Country"