Dillonvale's Pine Valley Yard was the home base to all the mine runs in the area and therefore needed engine facilities to support those operations. By the mid 1950's many of the yard's structures had been updated and gave the servicing area a more modern look.
- 12 stall Roundhouse, 1908
- 105' Turntable, new 1947
- 200 Ton Coal Tipple, 1912
- Roberts & Schaefer Cinder Crane, new 1947
- Sand House & Bin, 1912
- 5 Ton Sand Tower, new 1947
- 195,000 gal Water Tank, 1939
|W&LE Coal Dock Pine Valley Yard, Dillonvale, OH May 31, 1927 facebook.com|
|Pine Valley Engine Terminal 1947|
|Pine Valley Engine Terminal mock up|
Overall I'm happy to say that it looks like the engine terminal can work in the 10' of space allotted and look pretty close to the prototype.
In other news.
Earlier my friend Tim Moran had stopped by to share some ideas and help me plan the Adena Railroad with his track planning software. As a big surprise he brought over a decommissioned Free-Mo module for my son Brendan to play with while layout construction slowly starts.
Brendan quickly decorated it with some of his buildings and cars and happily switched it the rest of the evening! Thanks Tim!
Tim is a fellow Nickel Plate Road modeler with a focus in modeling a small section of Canton, Ohio. He is also involved with the Western Reserve Free-Mo group here in Northeast Ohio. The group joined up with other Free-Mo groups for a large display at the 2014 NMRA Convention in Cleveland this past summer that was a blast to see.
If you don't know what Free-Mo is check it out at http://www.free-mo.org/about