Engine Terminal

Engine Terminal
The power off CX 532 gets ready to spot its caboose on the cab track at Nelsonville, VA.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

A Little Video

During a recent operating session, Stuart Thayer caught some video of the action around Nelsonville. In the first clip, EC-2 is rolling through the crossovers near the east end of the yard.



In the next video, CX 412, which originated in North Pierce, is heading east toward the station at Nelsonville.




Many thanks, Stuart, for passing along the videos.


Sunday, January 21, 2018

The CWE in Print- Correction

There was one omission from the previous post, and while it isn't an article per se, I thought some folks might find it interesting. The railroad was featured in the November 2013 edition of TrainMasters.TV. The video provides some background on the location and purpose of the railroad along with a tour of the line. While TrainMasters.TV is a pay-for-view site, the CWE video is one of their free samples. Here's a link to the video: https://trainmasters.tv/videos/tmtv-2013-11-act-iib.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

The CWE in Print

There have been a number of articles over the last five years or so that featured some aspect of the CWE, be it a construction article of some type or a feature article. I thought a summary of them might make searching for a particular article a little easier than trying to guess at one of the post labels. In addition to the summary below, there will now be a label titled "CWE in Print" in the Posts block on the right hand side of the blog.

SUMMARY (in chronological order)

1) "Developing a Locomotive Paint Scheme"- July 2016 Railroad Model Craftsman; an article describing the development of the two paint schemes for the railroad's locomotives.

2) "Moving Coal on the Chesapeake, Wheeling & Erie"- June 2016 Railroad Model Craftsman: a feature article on the railroad including a beautiful track plan drawn by RMC editor Stephen Priest.

3) "Writing for Model Railroad Hobbyist Magazine"- March 2013 Railroad Model Hobbyist: a short article on how to write for an online publication such as MRH. Here's a link to the article: http://model-railroad-hobbyist.com/magazine/mrh-2013-03-mar/writing-for-mrh.

4) "Modeling a Coal Loader"- December 2012 and January 2013 Railroad Model Hobbyist: a two-part article on scratch-building the tipple at Big Chimney, WV. Here are links to the two articles:https://issuu.com/mr-hobbyist/docs/mrh12-12-dec2012-ol?viewMode=presentation   and http://mrhpub.com/2013-01-jan/port/files/assets/basic-html/index.html#166.

5) "Build a Diesel Fuel Storage Tank"- May 2012 Railroad Model Hobbyist: a short article on scratch-building the diesel fuel storage tank at North Pierce. Here's a link to the article: https://issuu.com/mr-hobbyist/docs/mrh12-05-may2012-ol?viewMode=presentation.

6) "Build an Out-of-Service Train Order Signal"- February 2012 Model Railroad Hobbyist: a short article on scratch-building the out-of-service train order signal at Petersburg Jct. Here's a link to the article: http://model-railroad-hobbyist.com/magazine/mrh-2012-02-feb/train_order_signal.

7) "Central Valley Bridge Kitbash"- November 2011 Model Railroad Hobbyist: an article on modifying the classic Central Valley truss bridge to more closely represent a heavy duty mainline bridge. Here's a link to the article: http://model-railroad-hobbyist.com/magazine/mrh-2011-11-nov/kitbash-truss.