Both the Carrollton, circa1830' & Thomas Viaducts, circa 1835' were built of stone. Build this house of rock and it shall stand! The Bloomington viaduct, circa 1853', was a foundationalblock on the B & O railroad "West End" expansion into the OhioRiver Valley. The "West End" Line, diverged fromthe exisitng mainline at Cumberland, MD and headed West tapping into the forest products market and opening up the rich coal fields of WVA.
In addition, this line provided a crucial artery for commerce in the region providing Ohio River crossings at Wheeling, WVA and Parkersburg, WVA. This action countered B & O RR arch rival Pennsylvania railroads expansion into the Ohio river valley atSteubenville, Ohio.Located on CSX, former B & O "Westend" mainline at Bloomington, MD. Mainline line crosses the Potomac River at this point and begins the climb up the famous Seventeen(17) Mile Grade. The line straddles the North side of Big Savage Mountain gaining elevation through Hitchcock Tunnel and cresting the grade atAltamont, WVA. Model captures, prototypes size and presence of these Icons of the Golden Age of rail in the United States, gives you idea of the massive size of the model. Models 36" length x 8" height x 12 width base, with deck to accommodate 2 - 3 tracks, base closely approximate prototype with original two tracks. Bridge was widens in the early 1950's to three (3) tracks, designs correct for HO & S scale. Models are close to Museum quality at a fraction of the price. Model, Captures the massive size and scale of this "Landmark of the Iron Road". Model, when completed, will be a focal point suitable for display or incorporation into your railroad layout.
Customer Comments, Winner feedback from previous auctions! Satisfied repeat customers are my best reference. It is all I hoped for, and I hope to get time this spring to build a new section on the railroad to properly show it off. Joe O gauger in MD. Beautiful model, a focal point on my layout!!
My model, far exceeded customer expectations!! Stunning, Focal point of my railroad!! Even, Wife and non railroad friends love the model!Looks great on the layout. I will order another model soon. Get your own map of past buyers. The item "B&O RR, Bloomington viaduct, Circa 1853', HO gauge, Sale @ $400.00 last one" is in sale since Sunday, April 10, 2016. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Model Railroads & Trains\HO Scale\Other HO Scale". The seller is "trains04nw" and is located in Kathleen, Georgia. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, Iceland, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Viet nam, Uruguay.