C&O 1950 PS-1 Boxcar

In the early 1950’s, the C&O received 1500 PS-1 boxcars numbered 16,000-16,999 & 17,000-17499. These cars featured a new paint scheme designed to personify the C&O’s focus on modernization. This order of cars was delivered with the early C&O for Progress herald and the new modernistic Futura lettering, in yellow. At the time of their … Read more

Introducing the Stephen Hardman Building

Since SACOM’s inception in the late 1990s, it has been a dream for the group to have a building and layout dedicated to preserving the essence of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway through the Kanawha Valley in scale model form. Today, we see that dream coming to fruition more than we ever have. With most … Read more

Trip Report, Part 2: A step back in time

Editor’s note: This is the second part of a two-part series documenting SACOM members’ trip to Michigan in Oct. 2021. It’s quite difficult to describe the level of perfection Mike Burgett has achieved on his HO scale representation of C&O Clifton Forge Division, which is set in 1965. Burgett occasionally opens his layout to visitors … Read more

Trip Report: Chessie alive and afloat

Editor’s Note: This replaces October’s “SACOM For Progress…” monthly update. This is also the first part of a two-part series on our trip to Michigan. A quintet of SACOM members ventured north to Michigan last month for a C&O history-filled weekend. The idea, however, started several months prior when Mike Burgett invited SACOM and its … Read more