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
|Chesapeake & Ohio coaling station|
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.