C&O Railway Industry Directory 1950
This is a 110 page PDF booklet that is reprinted from an Official C&O Industrial Directory (8-1/2x 11) that was issued January 1, 1950 by the company's Industrial Development Department. It is listed alphabetically and includes information on over 600 towns. It will provide modelers with LOTS of inspirational ideas for operating sessions and names for line side industry.
This information is great for historians and modelers as it not only gives ideas for business names, but it also gives one a good idea of what freight was going in and out of a community. Futhermore, the information indicating if the the business used a team track, had a private siding, or used a yard track. It gives an indication of the amount of freight that might have been shipped in and out. (i.e. In Hinton, West Virginia the T.A. Honaker Lumber Co. handled building supplies and used a team track, whereas Hinton Builders Supply Co. also handeled building supplies, but had their own private siding.
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