“Big things in small packages” – an apt description for Alleghany, Virginia.
Located at the summit of the Eastern Continental Divide on the Chesapeake & Ohio’s busy Alleghany Subdivision between Clifton Forge, VA and Hinton, WV, Alleghany had an importance far exceeding its diminutive size and out-of-the-way location. With as many as 30-40 trains passing through or stopping each day, and pusher engines cutting off and turning on the turntable for their return moves, Alleghany was an unsurpassed beehive of activity.
Bryan Kidd’s clinic is based on his recently released book, The Chesapeake & Ohio at Alleghany, VA (C&O Historical Society, 2018). It will cover the evolution of this operationally fascinating place and how it is being modeled as part of his Alleghany Subdivision.