Sunday, July 5, 2015

Free Plans of C&O Coaling Station

Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad Coaling Station

Serving Coal-hungry Locomotives in Thurmond, West Virginia

Keep those Steam Locomotives Rolling on Your Model Railroad Layout with a Coaling Tower

Free model railroad plans, Chesapeake & Ohio, coaling tower, steam era, trackside, building, photo
Chesapeake & Ohio coaling station
 The Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad Thurmond Coaling Station sat astride the tracks at the west end of Thurmond yards in Fayette County West Virginia, servicing the railroad's coal-burning steam locomotives.

The reinforced concrete structure, designed by Fairbanks, Morse and Company of Chicago, was constructed starting in 1922.

The 500-ton capacity coaling station serviced all Loup Creek and C&O mainline engines operating through Fayette County. The mainline locomotives were coaled from a track on the north side of the tower while the Loup Creek locomotives were coaled on the south side.

Our free model railroad plans of the Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad Thurmond Coaling Station include elevation, floor, and section plans, as well as photos of the building great for detailing your structure.

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