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"Railroad Depots - A Southern Pacific Collection"

Awarded the national Leicester B. Holland Prize for 2017 by the National Park Service and Library of Congress, professional draftsman and apprenticing architect Jean-Guy Dubé has researched and written about Southern Pacific depots since 1983. This book features 48 black and white blueprint drawings by Dubé, spanning many decades, styles and subject matter. Each blueprint, from the first tape measurement to the finished product took several months to complete. This is the first compilation of his drawings. While his work primarily includes standard and unique depots, this book also includes a handful of individual railroad built buildings and a few non-railroad buildings.

Each blueprint includes noted floor plans, elevations, some sections, and has an accompanying history. For a few, there are some previously unpublished black and white historical photos, and others come from various historical societies, museums, individuals and as well as the author.

This book is a wonderful representation of some of Dube’s drafting and research over the years. The book is 9"x 12" landscape color laminated softcover, blueprint end papers, 116 pages. Contains 48 black and white blueprints and 33 black and white photos. Published by Tailwater Press LLC. ISBN 978-0-9996664-0-1.

Books are packed in a Manilla Folder, secured between two pieces of cardboard to prevent bending. To save you on shipping, books are mailed USPS Media Mail which takes 3-7 days or sometimes longer, once dropped off at the US Post Office. If you desire faster shipping Via USPS Priority Mail, please let me know, as the shipping prices vary by address.

If you would like me to sign, date and/or inscribe the book, please let me know in the notes section. I would be happy to for you!
"Railroad Depots - A Southern Pacific Collection"

Awarded the national Leicester B. Holland Prize for 2017 by the National Park Service and Library of Congress, professional draftsman and apprenticing architect Jean-Guy Dubé has researched and written about Southern Pacific depots since 1983. This book features 48 black and white blueprint drawings by Dubé, spanning many decades, styles and subject matter. Each blueprint, from the first tape measurement to the finished product took several months to complete. This is the first compilation of his drawings. While his work primarily includes standard and unique depots, this book also includes a handful of individual railroad built buildings and a few non-railroad buildings.

Each blueprint includes noted floor plans, elevations, some sections, and has an accompanying history. For a few, there are some previously unpublished black and white historical photos, and others come from various historical societies, museums, individuals and as well as the author.

This book is a wonderful representation of some of Dube’s drafting and research over the years. The book is 9"x 12" landscape color laminated softcover, blueprint end papers, 116 pages. Contains 48 black and white blueprints and 33 black and white photos. Published by Tailwater Press LLC. ISBN 978-0-9996664-0-1.

Books are packed in a Manilla Folder, secured between two pieces of cardboard to prevent bending. To save you on shipping, books are mailed USPS Media Mail which takes 3-7 days or sometimes longer, once dropped off at the US Post Office. If you desire faster shipping Via USPS Priority Mail, please let me know, as the shipping prices vary by address.

If you would like me to sign, date and/or inscribe the book, please let me know in the notes section. I would be happy to for you!

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Reviews

5 out of 5 stars (16)
  • Tammy Shifley Feb 13, 2019
    5 out of 5 stars
    Excellent resource with even more detail than I expected! Well done👍
    NEW BOOK - "Railroad Depots - A Southern Pacific Collection"
  • arealdeal Mar 11, 2018
    5 out of 5 stars
    I found this a really fun read, and it's not just for hard core rail buffs.

    It goes well beyond simple descriptions and lovely architectural drawings of railroad depots. Each entry reads like a mini-life story of its building; and sprinkled throughout are marvelous tidbits of Southern California history and politics, as both were inevitably interrelated with railroad growth and depot building.

    The book even includes a "bonus" chapter on non-railroad buildings for which Dubé has created blueprints (and in some cases personally worked to save from destruction), including the re-purposed historic barn in which he works.
    I found this a really fun read, and it's not just for hard core rail buffs.

    It goes well beyond simple descriptions and lovely architectural drawings of railroad depots. Each entry reads like a mini-life story of its building; and sprinkled throughout are marvelous tidbits of Southern California history and politics, as both were inevitably interrelated with railroad growth and depot building.

    The book even includes a "bonus" chapter on non-railroad buildings for which Dubé has created blueprints (and in some cases personally worked to save from destruction),...
    NEW BOOK - "Railroad Depots - A Southern Pacific Collection"
  • John Jan 10, 2018
    5 out of 5 stars
    Railroad Depots- A Southern Pacific Collection is just that!
    Wether you have an affinity for the Southern Pacific Railroad, Old Railroad Depots, California history, or Blueprints this book is for you!

    The book contains scale drawings of SP Depots mainly in California, but with a few from Arizona and Texas. Also there are representations of unique non railroad buildings in these areas. Each drawing is accompanied by a short history of the building.

    I purchased the book to help build models of the Burbank and Glendale CA depots. The drawings are very complete, with more than enough information to make an accurate model.

    Jean was very kind in answering my questions before my purchase and it arrived before the estimated due date.

    A great book of drawings for anyone with a love of trains and/or historical architecture.
    Railroad Depots- A Southern Pacific Collection is just that!
    Wether you have an affinity for the Southern Pacific Railroad, Old Railroad Depots, California history, or Blueprints this book is for you!

    The book contains scale drawings of SP Depots mainly in California, but with a few from Arizona and Texas. Also there are representations of unique non railroad buildings in these areas. Each drawing is accompanied by a short history of the building.

    I purchased the book to help build models of the Burbank and Glendale CA depots. The drawings are very complete, with more than enough...
    NEW BOOK - "Railroad Depots - A Southern Pacific Collection"

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I will ship your blueprint, rolled in a protective plastic sleeve in a sturdy poster tube. I ship via USPS First Class with Delivery Confirmation which takes about 3-5 days once dropped off at the Post Office.

Books are shipped protected by two sheets of corrugated cardboard in a manila envelope, and shipped via Media Mail with a tracking number. It typically takes the postal service about a week to deliver it once I drop it off at the Post Office.

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