Posted by: bgtwindad | March 4, 2010

Hello world!

Welcome to the Chestnut Hill & Frost River Railroad!

This blog will be my “official” documentation of the creation, development, history and operation of the Chestnut Hill & Frost River Railroad, an N-scale model of a fictional short line railroad set in modern times in Southwestern West Virginia and Eastern Kentucky.  The CH&FR provides rail service to the towns of Chestnut Hill and Frost River, named for two prominent geographical features in the region.

CH&FR Railroad Services provided include:

  • “Shortcut” interchange service between CSX and Norfolk Southern
  • Coal service to the <name?> Coal Mine
  • Materials in / product out service to the <name?> Corp. Chemical Plant
  • Industry and team track service to smaller industries in and around the town of Frost River
  • Passenger service between the towns, with periodic links to the Amtrak station in Charleston, WV.
  • Rail support and services to the Chestnut Hill Historical Preservation Society’s Railway Museum
  • Light/Medium MOW, engine and car repair services as required for other lines in the region.

As of this writing, the layout is in the planning stages.  The current version is planned to be a shelf unit totaling approximately 35 feet of the perimeter of a 10′ x 10′ room.  Nominal width is 12-15 inches, with two sections at 24 inches.  Base track elevation will be approximately 52 inches above the floor.

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