C&O Track Plans

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C&O Hawks Nest, WV track plan HO

Track plan C&O Hawks Nest, WV HO Scale - Main

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  • Size: 10′ x 14′
  • Scale: HO
  • Minimum Radius: 30″
  • Minimum Aisle Width: 46″
  • Designed by Dan Bourque

C&O Logo PlainThis layout packs a lot of track into a relatively small bedroom.  It focuses on the C&O’s Hawks Nest Branch, a small steam-era coal branch near MacDougal, WV, and a small portion of the mainline from Thurmond to Charleston, WV.  The branch was only three miles long.  This track plan is based on 1921 track charts and contains the three mines listed.  None of the mines were listed as active by 1966.

Main Deck

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C&O Cabin Creek Sub, WV track plan HO

Track plan C&O Cabin Creek, WV HO scale - Upper

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  • Size: 17′ x 22′
  • Scale: HO
  • Minimum Radius: 30″ (28″ on wye)
  • Minimum Aisle Width: 36″
  • Designed by Dan Bourque

C&O Logo PlainThis layout is designed to fit into roughly half of a standard two-car garage.  It oozes over the centerline a little, but you may still be able to squeeze your wife’s Volkswagon into her half 😉

The Layout

This layout focuses on the C&O’s Cabin Creek Branch, a coal producing branch in the Kanawha Coal Field.  The branch exended from Cabin Creek Jct. on the C&O mainline just east of Charleston, WV.  There are several great pictures and a description of this branch in … Read more

VGN Pemberton, WV track plan HO

Track plan VGN Pemberton, WV HO scale

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  • Size: 19′ x 33′
  • Scale: HO
  • Minimum Radius: 30″
  • Minimum Aisle Width: 26″
  • Designed by Dan Bourque

VGN Logo (plain)Pemberton, WV was an important junction for both the Virginian (later the N&W) and the C&O. Pemberton lay in the middle of the Winding Gulf trackage for both railroads and was one of two interchange points in the area where both railroads crammed into the valleys (the other was Stone COal Jct. further south). Coal loaders surrounded both railroad’s lines in all directions.

The Layout

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VGN Elmore and Winding Gulf, WV track plan HO

Track plan VGN Elmore and Winding Gulf, WV HO scale - Lower

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  • Size: 19′ x 33′
  • Scale: HO
  • Minimum Radius: 30″
  • Minimum Aisle Width: 30″
  • Designed by Dan Bourque

VGN Logo (plain)Elmore was the center of Virginian Railway operations in the coal fields. Mullens, just north (railroad west) of Elmore, was home to a major engine facility and the western terminus of electrification on the Virginian. Traffic through Elmore was predominantly coal, but there was meager non-coal traffic in the form of traffic to and from the NYC and C&O at Deepwater, WV. Because of the tipples included, this trackplan best fits the timeframe between 1940 and 1970. Prior to 1962, the mainline was electrified … Read more

CRR Elkhorn City, KY track plan HO

Track plan CRR C&O Elkhorn City, KY HO scale

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  • Size: 18′ x 18′
  • Scale: HO
  • Minimum Radius: 30″
  • Designed by Dan Bourque

CRR Logo PlainElkhorn City was the Northernmost point on the Clinchfield RR and was an important interchange point between the CRR and C&O. Both merchandise and coal trains were exchanged daily with the majority of the coal moving south from the C&O to the CRR. In addition to a modest engine servicing facility, Elkhorn City was home to several truck-dump coal loaders located alongside the yard tracks.

The Layout

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