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CHESSIE SYSTEM 
  EAST END: THE CUMBERLAND SUB-DIVISION
 HO SCALE MODEL RAILROADING BY JEFF HANKE
LAST UPDATED: OCTOBER 19, 2014
 

NOTICE:  I have founded a Yahoogroup called Chessie_System_East_End to provide more information on 
the layout and to have a better forum to address questions and update everyone on my progress.  Please feel free to join.
I will continue to update this site, but the Yahoogroup will be updated more regularly. 



Above: A before and after shot of my two Spring Mills Depot wagontop cabooses and my canstock car.  These have to be the finest B&O specific plastic models on the market.  SMD has announced I-5 wooden cabooses, but they have not been release yet. 

Any questions or comments please direct to : jeffreyhanke@sbcglobal.net

MISSION

This site is dedicated to providing model railroading infomation specific to the Chessie System Railroads (Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad, and Western Maryland Railway).  All information presented here is tailored to the Chessie Era (1972-1986).

ON THE WORKBENCH

Current projects:
Planning the new East End
1 Spring Mills Depot Wagontop Caboose
3 Scratchbuilt C&O 18742 "Dinky" Locomotives - Roofs - complete, Bodies - adding uncoupling levers, Frames - not started

Recently completed:
1 Spring Mills Depot Wagontop Caboose - COMPLETED
1 Spring Mills Depot Canstock Boxcar - COMPLETED
4 Atlas C&O 3-bay Covered Hoppers - COMPLETED
1 Athearn Boston & Maine Boxcar - COMPLETED
1 Athearn Burlington Northern Boxcar - COMPLETED
1 Athearn Woodchip Hopper - COMPLETED
6 Bowser 100 Ton Hoppers - COMPLETED
1 Scratchbuilt Amtrak "Shorty" Baggage Car - COMPLETED
2 Scratchbuilt Snow Flangers - COMPLETED

UPDATES
LOWER LEVEL                                                               MIDDLE LEVEL                                                                 UPPER LEVEL

Updated Today:
Added finished photos of the fourth Atlas 3-bay covered hopper
Added finished photo of Spring Mills Depot wagontop caboose
Added finished photo of Spring Mills Depot canstock boxcar
Updated Recently:
Added finished photos of three Atlas 3-bay covered hoppers
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dded finished photos of six Bowser and one Athearn Hoppers
Added "Shorty" Baggage car photos to home page

Reviewing pages and making corrections
Added missing C&O covered hopper photo 601224
Added finished photos of SF13 and SF43 to index page

Future Updates:
Want to add a diagram explaining all the locomotive parts and vocabulary
Need to finish the C&O all-time Chessie roster

WORKBENCH YEAR IN REVIEW

2014:  1 Caboose, 14 Freight Cars, 1 Passenger Car
2014 Chessie Production TOTAL:  1 Caboose, 1 Boxcar, 4 Covered Hoppers, 7 Hoppers
2014 Other Road Production TOTAL: 1 AMTK Baggage, 1 BM Boxcar, 1 BN Boxcar
2013:  2 Freight Cars
2013 Chessie Production TOTAL:  2 Snow Flangers
2013 Other Road Production TOTAL: None
2012:  2 Freight Cars
2012 Chessie Production TOTAL:  2 Well Hole Flats
2012 Other Road Production TOTAL: None
2011:  3 Cabooses, 3 Freight Cars
2011 Chessie Production TOTAL:  3 Cabooses, 1 Covered Hopper, 1 Gondola, 1 MofW Bunk Car
2011 Other Road Production TOTAL: None 
2010:  1 Caboose, 30 Freight Cars, 1 Structure
2010 Chessie Production TOTAL:  1 Autorack, 5 Boxcars, 1 Coil Car, 1 Covered Hopper, 1 Gondola, 2 Hoppers, 1 MofW Covered Hopper, 1 MofW Difco Dumper, 1 Caboose, Hancock Tower
2010 Other Road Production TOTAL:   1 ACL Boxcar, 1 CNW Autorack, 3 CNW Covered Hoppers, 1 DRG&W Autorack, 2 CR Covered Hoppers, 1 GM&O Boxcar, 1 Rock Island Auto Rack, 1 SFRC Mech Reefer, 3 TTX Flat Cars, 2 UP Boxcars
2009: 1 Caboose, 14 Freight Cars, 1 Structure, 5 Trailers
2009 Chessie Production TOTAL:  2 Boxcars, 4 Covered Hoppers, 1 Autorack, 1 Caboose, Hancock Freight Station
2009 Other Road Production TOTAL:  2 CR Boxcars, 1 TP (MP) Boxcar, 1 PC Boxcar, 2 CNW Covered Hoppers, 1 N&W Autorack
2008: 19 Freight Cars, 4 Trailers, 4 Structures
2008 Chessie Production TOTAL: 1 Autorack, 3 Boxcar, 2 Hoppers, 1 Covered Hopper, 4 Trailers, WB Tower, Hancock Shed, Hancock Section House and Hancock Scale House
2008 Other Road Production TOTAL: 2 BN Boxcars, 1 MP Boxcar, 1 MDW Boxcar, 2 MILW Boxcars, 1 CNW Boxcar, 1 UP Boxcar, 1 ICG Boxcar, 1 TTX Front Runner, 2 N&W Covered Hoppers
2007: 19 Freight Cars, 1 Structure
2007 Chessie Production TOTAL:  6 Coil Cars, 9 Covered Hopper, 1 Hopper, NA Tower
2007 Other Road Production TOTAL: 3 N&W Covered Hoppers
2006: 7 Freight Cars, 1 Structure, 10 Trailers
2006 Chessie Production TOTAL:  1 Hoppers, 1 Boxcar, 1 Flat Car, 3 Covered Hoppers, W Tower, 2 Trailers
2006 Other Road Production TOTAL: 1 CSS Boxcar, 8 Trailers
2005: 12 Freight Cars
2005 Chessie Production TOTAL:  9 Hoppers, 1 Boxcar, 1 Flat Car, 1 Gondola
2004: 2 Locomotives, 2 Cabooses, 32 Freight Cars
2004 Chessie Production TOTAL:  2 Locomotives, 2 Cabooses, 3 Boxcars, 9 Hoppers, 13 Covered Hoppers
2004 Other Road Production TOTAL: 1 Hopper, 1 Covered Hopper, 5 Flat Cars
2003: 2 Locomotives, 1 Caboose, 15 Freight Cars
2003 Chessie Production TOTAL: 2 Locomotives, 1 Caboose, 3 Inuslated Boxcars, 1 Boxcar, 2 Covered Hoppers, 3 Coil Cars, 2 Gondolas
2003 Other Road Production TOTAL: 1 MILW Cov. Hopper, 1 MKT Cov. Hopper, 1 BN boxcar, 1 N&W Covered Hopper
2002: 5 Locomotives, 2 Cabooses, 41 Freight Cars
2002 Chessie Production TOTAL: 5 Locomotives, 1 Caboose, 1 Boxcar, 2 Reefers, 2 Hoppers, 13 Covered Hoppers, 2 Gondolas, 1 Flat Car, 1 Jordan Spreader and 1 Scale Test Car
2002 Other Road Production TOTAL: 4 Railbox Boxcars, 2 Southern Boxcars, 1 NYC Reefer, 1 L&N Boxcar, 1 SP Boxcar, 1 SCL Boxcar, 2 Southern Cov. Hoppers, 5 CNW Cov. Hoppers, 1 NW Cov. Hopper, 1 Conrail Caboose
2001: 7 Locomotives, 7 Cabooses, 48 Freight Cars
2001 Chessie Production TOTAL: 7 Locomotives, 7 Cabooses, 8 Boxcars, 11 Hoppers, 18 Covered Hoppers, 5 Gondolas, 2 Flat Cars.
2001 Other Road Production TOTAL: 2 GTW Coil Cars, 1 CE&I Cov. Hopp., 1 Monon Cov. Hopper.

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MILESTONES

ORIGINAL EAST END:
**
Broke ground on the layout on Christmas Eve 2000.  The Hancock module is underway.

** Made another section of benchwork in Mar 2001.  Most likely it will be the Harpers Ferry module.
** 100 Chessie freight cars complete in June 2002.
** 10 Chessie locomotives complete in August 2002.
** First wall of benchwork constructed in December 2003.
** Second wall of benchwork constructed in January 2004.
** Third wall of benchwork constructed in December 2004.
** DCC system set up for the first time in October 2005.
** Fourth wall of benchwork constructed in July 2007.
** Complete benchwork around the upper deck completed in November 2009.
** Disassembled original East End in September 2012.
NEW EAST END:
** Pieces of old East End, relocated to new basement in June 2014.
** First draft plan completed in July 2014.
VISITOR MILESTONES:
     1 Visitor  as of September 14, 2000
   100 Visitors as of   October 19, 2000
  1000 Visitors as of  February 28, 2001
  10000 Visitors as of    August 23, 2002
  20000 Visitors as of     March 10, 2004
  30000 Visitors as of  November 22, 2005
Lost track of the visitors due to a number of bad counters.
PUBLISHING INFORMATION:

I have been published in the following magazines:
Railroad Model Craftsman (Aug 2007 p.78-80)
Rail Model Journal (Sept 2007 p.23)
Chessie News (Too many to list)

I have been published in the following on line magazines:
B&O Modeler (July/Aug 2006, Sept/Oct 2006, May/June 2007, Mar/Apr 2008, Jan/Feb 2009)

COPYRIGHT INFORMATION

This site copyrighted by Jeff Hanke, 2000-2014.  All written work contained here in is the original work of Jeff Hanke, if not otherwise noted.  All photographs are copyrighted by the photographer.  This site is not affiliated in anyway to the CSX corporation, the successors to the Chessie System.

 
 

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