I have been researching Pacific Electric freight operations way too much this year, and now it is an obsession. I decided about a month ago that my layout needed a freight depot, so if I keep the current switching layout or scrap itand started over, this project is going to be used.
I originally wanted to model the West Long Beach Freight Station, until I could only find one picture on the web. I kept searching and found about 10 different freight stations. I was finally able to find two pictures of the Santa Monica Freight Station, and Joe D’Amato was able to supply a third. These three photos were able to show all but the west wall. I am estimating that the building was 24 feet wide and 90 feet long.