Archive for May, 2015

B&O Wheeling Freight Terminal operations – Pt 3

Sunday, May 31st, 2015

 

A look at some of the freight cars used in a recent operating session.

A look at some of the freight cars used in a recent operating session.

Another pre-Depression Era railroad modeler visited recently and operated the Wheeling Freight Terminal. Dave has a focus on the Toledo & Ohio Central line near Bellefontaine, Ohio, circa 1928. He has been building a multi-level HO scale layout in his garage but has had few operating experiences. We have been communicating via email for a few years, so I invited him to sunny El Paso for some throttle time.

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B&O Wheeling Freight Terminal operations – Pt 2

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

Harris & Ewing, photographer. U.S. CAPITOL. DOME FROM RAILROAD YARDS IN SOUTHEAST SECTION. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/hec2008007160/>.

The Wheeling Freight Terminal layout hosted another op session recently, which prodded me to continue the freight car movement discussion. The photo above is similar to many team yard images I’ve seen from the Teens through the 1940s. These have inspired my layout work. Click on any image here to review a larger size.

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