Thursday, June 24, 2010
VIRGINIAN RAILWAY Motor Car Section House replica 2/3 scale
With the prospect of obtaining a Virginian motor car in the summer of 2009, I built a 2/3 scale replica of a VGN section house. It had to be built on a shoestring. Studying Virginian track maps for the Norfolk Division, I found that most motor car sheds had electricity so I ran an underground line to mine. The light on the front is a VGN light, courtesy Edwin Massie and Greg Elam, both of Victoria, Virginia. The number 1547 plate represents a location on the Virginian's Norfolk Division. Historically, milepost 154.7 was at Terry, between Phenix and Cullen. Motor car 109 had been in service on the Norfolk Division. The safety sign is a replica of signs posted by the railroad. The rails for the set-off track were given to me by Rick Rader of Roanoke. They came from a long abandoned mine in northwestern Pittsylvania County, Virginia.