In 1911, the Illinois Traction completed a belt line at Springfield, Illinois, which allowed it to route freight trains around the city without using city street trackage. As part of this project, a yard and a small engine house were constructed. The engine house was to be used for light maintenance and inspection of cars and locomotives. This kit represents the building as it looked after the 1928 rebuilding.A building of this type could have several uses on a model railroad layout from an engine house or car repair shop, to part of a larger industry.
Laser-cutPeel and stick, rolled roofingBoard and batten sidingExtra-long AMB cast, white metal chimney4-1/2" L x 2-1/2" W x 2" H