Nelsonville

Nelsonville
SG-11 heads up the grade towards the Laurel Ridge Prep Plant at Summit Springs, VA

Sunday, March 3, 2013

The Forest Park Southern

The April edition of Model Railroader magazine features Bill Doll's proto-freelanced Forest Park Southern. It's a beautiful layout set in West Virginia in the mid- 1950's with numerous coal trains and trackage rights for C&O trains over a portion of the layout. Here's a link to the Model Railroader website where you can view a preview of the issue: http://mrr.trains.com/en/Magazine/Current%20Issue.aspx. If you are a subscriber to MR, there is also some video footage of the layout in the MRExtra section of the website.

I have had the privilege of operating on Bill's layout several times, and it runs as good as it looks. And while the pictures in the article are great, they really can't do justice to the beautiful work that Bill has done, from the scenery to the settings to the CTC controlled signal system. The Forest Park Southern is truly an outstanding model railroad.

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