Thanks for coming!

Our 2024 Chief Logan Modeler’s Meet: This year’s SACOM Modeler’s Meet at Chief Logan marked our 25th successful gathering of modelers and friends for some great times together. Springtime in West Virginia is always fine, and sharing it with forty similarly minded modelers and railfans is really the best of the best! Chaired by Dave … Read more

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

Modelers Weekend Fast Approaching!

The upcoming C&O Modelers Weekend (March 31-April 1) is fast approaching! Having departed from our venue at Hawks Nest for the 2022 event, we will again host it at the Chief Logan State Park Lodge- a much larger and nicer venue. Anyone wanting to register for the Modelers Weekend: Please visit the homepage of this … Read more

Come to the C&O Modelers Weekend!

March 31-April 1 SACOM will be hosting our annual C&O Modelers Weekend at the Chief Logan State Park lodge. Registration information can be found on the home page of this website, and you can also register online via We have lots of great speakers lined up to keep the weekend full of fun, excitement, … Read more

Our Cleanup Crew!

From left: Jesse Smith, Nick Smith, Greg McCartney, Bob Mershimer, Bill Motsinger, Cory Claxon, Micah Mocnik, Bob, Paul Tabit, and Jim Butler.

In lieu of an October operating session, our first group cleanup this year of our layout building and grounds brought out ten SACOM members to mow, weed-eat, clip, rake, sweep and clear. The parking area, surrounding trees, the building’s roof and gutters, everything was tended to. I’ll bet the trains inside will even run better now! A big thanks to one and all!

It’s 1972 all over again…

Our SACOM August layout’s operating-session will be held at the layout building (901 10th Street, St. Albans) on Saturday, August 13th, 2022, following our regular monthly SACOM meeting. Meeting starts at 11 AM, and op-session follows, beginning at noon. This op-session will depict C&O operations in 1972, including blue-era C&O diesels and the earliest Amtrak. … Read more

Members-only sale, op session planned

Meeting on Saturday, Op-session on Sunday. Our regular, monthly July MEETING will be held at the layout building (901 10th St, St. Albans) on Saturday July 9th, 2022 at 11 A.M. And then following the meeting right there will be an extensive sale of HO motive power acquired by the club and offered here to … Read more

Tree is gone… op session a go!

Thanks to the generosity of our members and supporters, the tree looming over our layout building was removed recently and operations can proceed forth safely! Our deepest appreciation for those who quickly sent in donations to take care of this unplanned cost. Our next Regular Monthly SACOM Meeting will be Saturday, Feb. 12, 2022 at … Read more