Welcome, follow along with George Dutka in his journal which documents the additions and future thoughts for the HO scale White River Division model railroad and to his continuing historical New England railroad research. The White River Division is now in its 15th modeler's season. The "modeler's season" runs from November to April each year. Inspiration comes from the Boston and Maine, Rutland and Central Vermont Railway during the 1950's with additional posts by Don Janes and Peter Mumby.
Thursday, 2 April 2020
Throwback Thursday - The C&O Canadian Division
The CSX shop tracks in Sarnia, Ontario were well populated on April 23, 1994
By Peter Mumby
many years, C&O/Chessie/CSX operated a line through Southwestern
Ontario linking Detroit and Buffalo. The midpoint of this route was at
St. Thomas, site of the Division's major yard and shops. The western
half was called the Blenheim Subdivision, and the eastern half (St.
Thomas to Buffalo) used trackage rights on the NYC/PC/CR Canada Southern
line. At Blenheim, there was a junction between this east/west
mainline and the Sarnia Subdivision, a route which ran between Lake Erie
and the international border at Sarnia/Port Huron. Sarnia, with its
numerous petrochemical industries, was always a busy location both for
C&O and CN, it's major interchange partner in the area. Today,
little remains of the Canadian Division. The Detroit - Buffalo route is
a thing of the past, with only the north west end of the Sarnia
Subdivision still in use as an industrial switching line.