March 14, 2020: New pictures in Photos of Elkins, Photos of Buckhannon, and Photos of Adrian.

August 5, 2018: New page on Railfanning.

November 26, 2017: New pic of Buckhannon yard, under Photos of Buckhannon, and of my son's steam action, under Children & Model Railroading.

The Baltimore & Ohio's Monongah Division is an HO model railroad, set in West Virginia, circa the mid 1950s.

The B&O’s lines south of Grafton, West Virginia, ran on light rail and tight curves. Small steam locomotives ran until the end of the steam era—no big Mallet steam engines were found here! I model the area near Buckhannon, with Grafton and Charleston as staging tracks at the end of the layout. The layout attempts to capture the backwoods feel of these lines, without getting picky about the actual trackwork or geography of any locale. I’ve also taken some liberties in the interest of varied operations. A turntable now exists at Buckhannon, for example, although that would have required too much capital for the prototype.

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