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Ted Stephens

Ohio and Little Kanawha

The Ohio & Little Kanawha Railroad is a freelance 1950s West Virginia coal hauling railroad. It travels around West Virginia, not though. The Ohio & Little Kanawha shares mainline and a Yard with the Chesapeake & Ohio. The railroad features 220 feet of single and double track mainline that is mostly hand laid track. All turnouts are scratch built using Fast Tracks assembly fixtures. The scenery is about 85% complete. The layout features many structures that include scratch built and craftsman type kits. The layout is built in a 750 square foot room of an industrial building. The main layout room is 50 x 15 with a branch in an adjacent room. Construction is single level.

The layout features dozens of exquisite craftsman structures

The ProRail session will run 2 to 3 hours with 4 guest operators. Jobs include Dispatcher, Yard Master and Road crews.

Operation and Control:

  • NCE-DCC with wireless throttles
  • Car forwarding by car cards and waybills
  • Dispatching via CTC with trackside telephones
  • Manual uncoupling using picks
  • All mainline engines are equipped with sound decoders
  • 2:1 fast clock

Schedule Notes: The O&LK will be offered as a "2-fer" with Tony Thompson's SP Santa Rosalia Branch and will the Friday afternoon session.

Modified 11/28/2019