The minature South Shore Train project started with a photograph request. Hartland Locomotive Works in LaPorte requested a photograph of the 1910 wood South Shore Train in order to create and produce a model large-scale South Shore Train car.
Since JoAnn Finney, owner of The Framing Station, has been a South Shore champion and poster distributor for many years, JoAnn thought it was an interesting idea and agreed to become a sales center. After some brainstorming, the South Shore Train project was underway. Hartland Locomotive Works has been instrumental in the production of the South Shore Line Car for The Framing Station. Vast knowledge of railroads and their history lends authenticity to this exciting project.
On December 1, 2001, the G-scale prototype "rolled out" of the South Shore maintenance barn on Carroll Ave. It was operated by a conductor using dispatcher orders on 72 feet of track laid between original South Shore Tracks. This makes it a real South Shore car, according to Dale.
The South Shore Train replica measures approximately 22" in length and weighs about 12 pounds, and may be used either outdoors or indoors. The Framing Station offers a large plexi-glass presentation case with a wooden base for display and preservation.
Our customers have used the minature South Shore Train in a variety of ways:
If you're interested in purchasing an Open Edition South Shore Train car, call us toll-free at 877.879.2115, or at 219.879.2115 in Michigan City, or send us an email.
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