The Montour is here!

Montour RR LogoAppalachian Railroad Modeling welcomes another railroad to the fold, the Montour. For those unfamiliar with this short line, the Montour was created to haul coal from the hills around Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Along the way, the Montour interacted with a lot of other coal haulers including the Pennsy, P&LE, B&O, P&WV, N&W and Union RR. Part of its charm was its use of little EMD switchers as mine-run power on its tight curves and small tunnels, making it a great subject to model. While the Montour’s rails may be gone, it lives on as a popular hiking trail.

Montour RR SW9 73 at Coraopolis, PA

Montour RR SW9 No 73 waits at the MTR’s main yard at Coraopolis, PA for its next assignment in Apr 1973 -Dan Bourque collection

The main Montour page contains a brief history of this line, map, and diesel roster, and the newest track plan depicts the Montour’s Library Branch in a bedroom in HO scale. As you can see, we’re a little short on Montour prototype photos (1) and Montour model photos (0), so if you can help out, please contact the site.

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