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USA (States): Kentucky

Posted in Layout Designs by Rob Chant. (Updated Saturday, May 09, 2020 at 20:04:00 ADT.)

Saturday, May 09, 2020

HO SCALE: Pennyrile & Western Coalfield

This HO-scale design was done for a member of the Micro/Small Model RR Layouts Facebook group and his proto-freelanced Pennyrile & Western Coalfield Railway. The layout owner wanted a 1940's era layout based on a small town in western Kentucky where the economy is dependent on tobacco, corn, and coal. He planned to use small L&N or NC&StL steam...

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TAGS: Design Feature: Continuous Run Option, Design Feature: Interchange, Layout Size: Small Layouts, Staging Options: Staging Yards, Theme: Regional / Short Line Railway, Theme: Single Station / Town, USA (States): Kentucky

Posted in Information Request by Rob Chant. (Updated Thursday, March 03, 2022 at 22:15:40 AST.)

Thursday, March 03, 2022

INFO REQUEST: Philip Morris Cigarette Plant (Louisville, KY)

I am looking for more information on the Philip Morris Cigarette Plant near 18th and Broadway in Louisville, KY. The interesting track work and switching at the site was brought to my attention by Chris Broughton, who is a member of the JoMRD Facebook group. He suggested the plant would make a great single industry to model, and I quite agree.

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TAGS: USA (States): Kentucky, Types of Industries: Cigarette Plant

Posted in Information Request by Rob Chant. (Updated Saturday, January 29, 2022 at 12:25:45 AST.)

Saturday, January 29, 2022

INFO REQUEST: Arbegust Branch of the Pennsylvania Railroad (Louisville, KY)

After putting out a request for more information on the Philip Morris Cigarette Plant, Chris Broughton put me in touch with Bob Dawson, who is a local historian in the Louisville (KY) area. Bob provided a few details that helped me track down some other sources of information, and he also introduced me to the Arbegust Branch of the...

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TAGS: USA (States): Kentucky, American Railways: Pennsylvania Railroad, Articles: Railway You Can Model