Ballast Color

nw-modeling-list at nw-modeling-list at
Sat Dec 3 17:47:38 EST 2005

Since we're on the subject, where did VGN get their ballast and what color
was it? Thanks.

Rob Doorack

Guilford, CT


From: nw-modeling-list-bounces at
[mailto:nw-modeling-list-bounces at] On Behalf Of
nw-modeling-list at
Sent: Saturday, December 03, 2005 12:28 PM
To: N and W Modeling List
Subject: RE: Ballast Color

In the 1960's and 1970's up to the merger, the N&W used get cars and cars of
limestone from the Plum Run quarry near Peebles Ohio the Cincinnati District
for use as ballast. The limestone was a very pale gray in color. After the
merger the ballast stone came from a quarry owned (?) by the Southern. This
was a gray, feldspar-looking stone.

I am reasonably sure that the Plum Run ballast was used system wide on the
N&W in those days. It sure was used on Scioto Division track in abundance.

Gary Rolih


-----Original Message-----
From: nw-modeling-list-bounces at
[mailto:nw-modeling-list-bounces at] On Behalf Of
nw-modeling-list at
Sent: Friday, December 02, 2005 4:11 PM
To: nw-modeling-list at
Subject: Ballast Color

What is the correct ballast color for the Pocahontas District or the Clinch
Valley District circa the '60s or '70s?

Paul Mandelkern
Winter Park, FL

Notice of Confidentiality:

This e-mail communication and the attachments hereto, if any, are intended
solely for the information and use of the addressee(s) identified above and
may contain information which is legally privileged and/or otherwise
confidential. Accordingly, if a recipient of this e-mail communication is
not an addressee (or an authorized representative of an addressee), such
recipient is hereby advised that any review, disclosure, reproduction,
re-transmission or other dissemination or use of this e-mail communication
(or any information contained herein) is strictly prohibited. If you are not
an addressee and/or have received this e-mail communication in error, please
advise the sender of that circumstance either by reply e-mail or by
telephone at (800) 356-6818, immediately delete this e-mail communication
from any computer and destroy all physical copies of same.

Replies Filtered:

Any incoming e-mail reply to this communication will be electronically
filtered for "spam" and/or "viruses." That filtering process may result in
such reply being quarantined (i.e., potentially not received at our site at
all) and/or delayed in reaching us. For that reason, we may not receive your
reply and/or we may not receive it in a timely manner. Accordingly, you
should consider sending communications to us which are particularly
important or time-sensitive by means other than e-mail.

-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...

More information about the NW-Modeling-List mailing list