Just another short note here to announce that the “Hitop in Photos” gallery will change monthly to show different photos of the layout and/or models used!
In real life, everything is not perfectly straight up and down. By this I mean, look at a lot of road signs, street signs, and telephone or power poles. Some lean, either […]
This PC hopper is a Bowser product, and has been on the roster awhile. The car obviously started out solid black. As with all my cars, new wheels and Kadee couplers were […]
Just a short post to thank those that supplied photos for this site: F Douglas Bess, Jr., Andy Cummings, Fred Wolfe of Wolfelight Images, and Coalcampusa.com. Thank you all!
As this photo shows, railroading is a 24/7 job. In all types of weather, at all times of the day or night, railroads move the freight. In the instance of the Hitop […]
I’ve had this car awhile now, so I’m not sure the manufacturer exactly, but I believe this is an Atlas car. As with all my cars, I replace the wheel sets with […]
With all the mergers and consolidations the past 40 years, with all the fallen flags, with all the new technology, with all the heightened security, I often wish for the old days […]
Photo courtesy coalcampusa.com Just a short introduction here. The following has been contributed by a friend of mine F Douglas (Doug Bess) Jr., who grew up in the Kanawha valley. Doug has […]
A line that deserves mention is the Nicholas, Fayette & Greenbrier Railway. The railroad was named after the three counties it served in the New River coal field in West Virginia, and was created […]
We’ve caught some recent action on the Hitop branch, this time with another unusual visitor. We started out checking in with the yard office in Dickinson yard. The yardmaster informed us that […]