Click here to see a slideshow of four of California’s surviving Southern Pacific Standard Combination #18 depots. The Esparto depot, built in 1888-89, follows this standard design. You can see (especially in Kingsburg, CA), how the buildings have been altered over time.
CLICK HERE TO LISTEN: On the Train (Ken Lin)
MORE AUDIO FILES FROM KEN’S DEPOT PROJECT: Train and Horse Man; Sheep and Train; Flapping Roof of Depot; Upper Quarter; Wind and Leaves; Mechanical Rural Life; Country Music and (Almond) Festival
This is one of several sound compositions by Ken Lin, inspired by an interview with Jack Mast in conjunctions with CCA’s ENGAGE Building Narratives: Installations for Transitional Space class. Ken offered a series of different soundscapes as part of his final project at the depot on April 21, 2012.