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    oooh, oooh - triple track down Cranberry Grade!
    Cheers!
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    Quote 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.

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

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    Quote 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.
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    Could be the trackage was trimmed back by the time Jerry got there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hack View Post
    oooh, oooh - triple track down Cranberry Grade!
    Yes, unfortunately there's not a lot, visually, going on for 11 miles up or down Cranberry Grade from Rowlesburg to Terra Alta, with the exceptions of Amblersburg viaduct and water tubs at Number 42 and Salt Lick Curve. With steam you are constantly fighting steam usage and speed. Must keep it about 10 MPH to meet schedules.
    CranberryGradeTriple.jpg

    To be honest, Cheat River Grade is way cooler. Tray Run and Buckeye Hollow Viaducts, and Flower Garden
    FlowerGarden.jpg

    Triple track (in the transition era) runs from the Newburg Helper station - up Newburg Grade to Tunnelton. The route is double tracked down the Cheat River grade to Rowlesburg. Then it's triple tracked up Cranberry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by muskokaandtahoe View Post
    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,
    Really appreciate the offer. And I'd love to take you up on it. I'm probably 3 months away from getting there. Lot's of 17 mile grade to lay until then.
    chris
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    I'm giddy as a school boy on Christmas morning for this route.. I absolutely LOVE the B&O and I can't wait to steam the 2101 up to Terra Alta even though its slightly out of period.
    Don't tell me the sky's the limit, when there's footsteps on the moon..

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    Quote Originally Posted by conductorchris View Post
    That mill had it's own switcher. How much WM track do you plan on including?
    Very excited . . .
    Enough to make activities for Westport/Piedmont area, since there was an interchange across from the paper mill. And IF I get to Cumberland, then a lot more WM would need to be included because they are very intertwined in the area.
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