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Saugus Depot Blueprint



 
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Size: 24 by 36 inches. Scale: 1:87 (HO-scale).

About Saugus Depot: Built in 1888, this two-story building is similar to a Combination Depot No. 17 plan station, but it also served as an eating house, with dining room and kitchen. It was located on SP's historic San Joaquin Division, Ventura branchline at Milepost 448. The second floor was the agent's family living quarters. It was remodeled in 1916 after the restaurant moved out. It was closed by the SP in 1978, and was moved in 1980 to William S. Hart Park where it was fully restored. Today the depot houses the Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society and is located along the Metrolink rail line. The blueprint shows the depot as built, with the eating house. Watch for a future blueprint that shows the depot after the restaurant was removed.

About The Draftsman: Jean-Guy Dube is a professional draftsman and apprenticing architect. He has researched and written about Southern Pacific depots since 1983. From the first tape measurement to the finished blueprint can take Mr. Dube several months to complete. His work includes the use of rare photographs and other historical resources to produce a historically accurate blueprint. Dube also uses traditional methods of blueprinting to create a blue with white line print from his original vellum.

Care of Blueprints: Each blueprint is created one at a time by hand from a single vellum and, by their nature, will have minor variations in color and clarity. Blueprints should never be exposed for long periods to sunlight or bright rooms, or they will fade and yellow. They will run if exposed to water.

About The Series: These diazo blueprints are measured and drafted drawings. They are based on SP standard depot plans, historical photographs, and, in the case of the surviving depots, on measurements of the actual buildings by Jean-Guy Dube. Each handsome and informative print is suitable for framing. Each blueprint includes noted floor plans, sections, and elevations (except Ventura County sampler). The prints also contain historical notes about the buildings. Each blueprint order is mailed separately in a protective tube.


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