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Anyone model the Monongahela Railway?

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Anyone model the Monongahela Railway?
Posted by Nevin Wilson on Saturday, February 09, 2019 1:18 PM

I've been doing some research for my next model railroad and have become enamored with the Monongahela Railway, especially the Osage and Fairmont WV areas.  I think it might make a neat model railroad.  

There are a few models being made for it including a couple Baldwin Diesels and a caboose. No brass that I have found, although it's parents included the PRR, P&LE and the B&O.   I have not found that anyone is modeling it yet.  Anyone out there building models or have a layout for this railroad?

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Posted by mbinsewi on Monday, February 11, 2019 10:19 AM

Welcome to the forums.  It looks like it would be an interesting railroad to model.  Mostly a coal hauler.

The big railroads of the day out east is a big topic on here, I'm sure someone will chime in.

Was this also called the Monon ?  or is that a different road?

Mike.

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Posted by doctorwayne on Monday, February 11, 2019 11:15 AM

mbinsewi
Was this also called the Monon ? or is that a different road?

Different railroad:  the Monon used the reporting marks CIL (Chicago, Indianapolis, & Louisville), while the Monongahela was a coal hauler in western Pennsylvania.
Its trackage included a section of street running in West Brownsville, which I visited a couple of years ago with friends.
Both NS...

...and CSX used the track...

Wayne

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Posted by mbinsewi on Monday, February 11, 2019 11:19 AM

OK, Thanks Wayne.

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Posted by gmpullman on Monday, February 11, 2019 11:33 AM

Welcome Nevin,

Like Wayne, I've spent a lot of time railfanning the western Pennsylvania railroad scene. For such a relatively small geographical area the railroad activity and variety was spectacular.

This site has a wealth of photos on the Monongahela:

https://historicpittsburgh.org/collection/monongahela-railway-company-photographs

Depending on the era you wish to model you could get a couple of the Broadway Limited "Sharknose" Baldwin locomotives for the Monongahela.

http://www.broadway-limited.com/4152mrysharknosea-unit1205cigarbandwmryheraldparagon3sounddcdccho-1.aspx

Nevin Wilson
I have not found that anyone is modeling it yet.  Anyone out there building models or have a layout for this railroad?

One of our members here, Jimmy Braun, models the Wheeling and Lake Erie plus a few other coal and steel haulers of the "Mon Valley" He belongs to a club in New Eagle, Pa. som of those members might model the Monongahels.

https://www.mmvmrrc.org/

 

This site might lead you to other modelers of similar interest:

https://appalachianrailroadmodeling.com/railroads/historic-appalachian-railroads/mga/

 Good Luck,

Regards, Ed

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Posted by Nevin Wilson on Monday, February 11, 2019 3:29 PM
Just to clarify, I'm not a new member. Same guy, new name. The website screwed things up and I have to re-register.
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Posted by mbinsewi on Monday, February 11, 2019 7:04 PM

That's been happening.  There a few that are MIA, and suspect the same with them.

Welcome back!

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Posted by PC101 on Monday, February 11, 2019 11:49 PM

So that is what's happening, made to reregister. I wondered where people go, then a new name comes back with the same type of questions/interest as the MIA person. Ha, it's really the same person. Good to see you back. I think some get mad at the establishment and do not come back.

Hope to see some photos of Monongahela Model Railroading soon. Looks like a gritty Rail Road.    

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