The drawings in this booklet are taken from a collection of over 20,000 small sized drawings from the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway Chief Engineer's Office. These drawings used the prefix "X" in their numbering to indicate that they were of small (roughly 8-1/2xll) size.
We have selected a number of these drawings which we hope the modeler can use as inspiration for development of a small-scene module or for use as part of a larger model layout. Because these drawings were prepared for a single purpose, they almost always concentrate on a relatively small area, thus encapsulating the major elements for the modeler's use in a constricted space. These "real life" illustrations show the modeler how structures, track, and facilities were arranged on the actual railway and can lead to an exact replication in model, or can serve as an example of how things can be arranged appropriate to prototypical operation.
The drawings are grouped according to the number of main tracks shown, with sections for one, two, and three-track modules or scenes so that the modeler can find scenes to suit his/her need regardless of how many tracks are used in the model layout or module. These drawings are full of detailed data. Don't just look at the data block; the drawing may have been prepared for laying a sewer, but it might show the complete detailed layout of an engine terminal.