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    B&O West End

    Station stop: Deer Park, MD. Home of the famous Deer Park Spring water served on all the B&O passenger trains. The Deer Park station was demolished in the 1950s.
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    Great article about the original and pure Deer Park water: http://teaching.msa.maryland.gov/000...1957-1edit.pdf
    Last edited by longiron; 10-28-2017, 09:34 PM.
    Chris
    "True rail fans have two favorite railroads. The B&O and one other."

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    Mountain Lake Park helper station where two B&O Q-4b's were stationed to assist coal & merchandise trains eastward to Altamont
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    Chris
    "True rail fans have two favorite railroads. The B&O and one other."

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      #3
      Chris, you've said this route is set in the transition era. Do you have a specific date or date range targeted? (I'm thinking ahead about what BLWZT rolling stock should be made to compliment it).
      Christopher

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        #4
        I'm working off a 1936 track chart. Buildings are representative of 1946/47. Things really didn't start to change until mid-1950s when dieselization was complete and all steam related facilities were eliminated.

        At that time, track was massively changed because coal transport was in permanent decline, local shippers went to trucks and passenger operations were drastically cut. If you want more detailed information I'm certainly willing to share it with you.
        Chris
        "True rail fans have two favorite railroads. The B&O and one other."

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          #5
          Work continues west of Deer Park towards Altamont, so a few scenes leaving the area.

          Looking back at the Mountain Lake Park helper area
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          Nice shot of the Deer Park B&O water bottling plant - yes, it's the real Deer Park water.
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          The town of Deer Park
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          Last edited by longiron; 11-13-2017, 08:50 PM.
          Chris
          "True rail fans have two favorite railroads. The B&O and one other."

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            #6
            Lots of work left to do on the landmark Baldwin-designed station.
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            Chris
            "True rail fans have two favorite railroads. The B&O and one other."

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              #7
              Oakland!
              Cheers!

              Melanie - 3DTrains

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                #8
                Yessir.
                I'm going to spend some polys & time on a realistic model of this iconic structure. Contacted the architecture firm that did the remodel and they were nice enough to send me their elevation drawings. Here's an example:
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                Chris
                "True rail fans have two favorite railroads. The B&O and one other."

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                  #9
                  Great! Taking initiative pays off!

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                    #10
                    Good to see a well done American route under construction. This is a route I am quite familiar with having done most of the preliminary work for PTC on it. With the further decline of coal, and wrecker Harrison in charge, this line may well be on the chopping block as far as the current CSX management is concerned. Of course the line from Clarksburg west was abandoned years ago. Is this route going to cover Cumberland to Grafton or?

                    landnrailroader

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                      #11
                      oooh, oooh - triple track down Cranberry Grade!
                      Cheers!

                      Melanie - 3DTrains

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                        #12
                        Triple Track

                        Originally posted by Hack View Post
                        oooh, oooh - triple track down Cranberry Grade!
                        If I remember correctly, it was double track with one or more center
                        sidings.

                        landnrailroader

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                          #13
                          Do you need the dimensioned Sanborn map for the paper mill in Westport? It's right across the river... hard not to notice the plant given its huge size. Mark up a copy to highlight the relevant information and it's pretty straightforward to craft the buildings (I do it all of the time).
                          Dave Nelson
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                          Seldom visiting, posting less often that that.

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                            #14
                            That mill had it's own switcher. How much WM track do you plan on including?
                            Very excited . . .

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by landnrailroader View Post
                              If I remember correctly, it was double track with one or more center sidings.
                              Oh, I always thought it was triple track from just North of Rowlesburg (past the stone culvert at Amblersburg) to Terra Alta. I'll have to dig out my Robert's book and brush up on the area.
                              Cheers!

                              Melanie - 3DTrains

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