Water Run

H0, Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, 24 @ 1 foot

The Reading Railroad has trackage rights

The Mixed train    Freight Train    Industries    Panoramas

Planning the conversion work

Baltimore &
Ohio Railroad



Willis Bluff



Water Run

Earnest Creek

Potomac Street

Saint Martin, Ohio




Lafayette Spring

Lafayette Pond

Winter Hill

Winter Run

Freight trains starting from the left hand fiddle yard run onto board one and switch the Atlas Color Works. The factory siding runs into the fiddle yard to allow empties in/loads out. This board was recycled from Nuovo Ponte.
The train then runs carefully over the wooden bridge that would creak if it could. The board was recycled from
State Line Bridge.
The factory on board three would be served by freights heading in the other direction. The board is recycled from
Lerbæk Mølle.
On the fourth board the freight can continue down the main or diverge onto the branch. The board is recycled from
Riverside Mine.
I had hoped that Riverside mine would load cars waiting on the branch. Loading on a running line is unusual in the UK but happened more frequently in the rural USA because of the lower train frequency. Unfortunately the track geometry was hopeless so I took the mine out of use.
As with most American branch lines passenger traffic is light with passenger train on the mainline and a mixed train (below) for the branch. The passenger train may be a doodle bug or coaches. Both the passenger and mixed will stop at Water Run and the Atlas Color Works Flag Stops (request stop halts) as required. Flag stops were and still are on the Alaskan Railroad provided for farms and hamlets. Goods trains would run as required.

The Mixed train

Switching the Atlas Colour Works    Crossing the road/rail bridge    Over the High Bridge   

Stopping at Water Run flag stop    Dry Run Bridge    Going down the main and off scene

Switching the Atlas Colour Works
The siding runs through the works onto the fiddle yard to allow fulls in/empties out

Crossing the road/rail bridge

Over the High Bridge

Stopping at Water Run flag stop
Dry Run Bridge
Going down the main and off scene

Freight Train

Coming on scene    Switching Resolute Mill Products    Over the high Bridge

Next the road/rail bridge    Going off scene

Coming on scene

Switching Resolute Mill Products

Over the High Bridge

Next the road/rail bridge

Going off scene

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Atlas Color Works    Resolute Mill Products    Riverside mine

Atlas Color Works

The color works produces paint from minerals such as ochre and materials such as charcoal. Processing is a mix of washing to remove grit, drying, heating, and grinding to ‘flour’. The ‘flour’ is then mixed with other material such as gypsum, raw linseed oil, and thinner to produced paint. The works also grinds mineral such as coal to ‘flour’ to be used as fillers. Coal ‘flour’ is used in the paper and fibreboard industries and in drills. The works receives tins and packaging.
For further details about paint see

Resolute Mill Products

Riverside mine - now defunct