June 1998 Clearboard) had a picture of a 1932 exhibition trip for the London, Midland, and Scottish's "Royal Scot" locomotive as it passed through San Jose. That photo shows the Fourth Street tower, the tracks approaching the station, and a bunch of other detail along the right of way.
(Ooops, just noticed that I got distracted during my research, and ended up making a model of one of the dwarf signals I'd seen on a semaphores site, rather than the neat upper-quadrant semaphore shown in the photo. That was silly. I suspect the inaccurate semaphore's going on the layout anyway.)
Now, making each of these models wasn't exactly trivial; the angles and curves on each meant the computer model alone took a couple hours. I also certainly could have done these models with traditional materials such as styrene and card stock. However, for an active layout, quickly drawing and printing details lets me quickly add all the clutter that is in realistic scenes. Better yet, it's easy to make new ones. If one of my operators accidentally bashes a model, all I need to do is print and paint a new copy.