C&O Tower

C & O Tower

Also known as the Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad Backbone Station. The Backbone train station was built near a narrow gauge railroad for ore mining operations. The octagonal tower design came into use on the C&O Railroad around the early 1880′s. Later the C&O standardized the station plan and exterior, superimposing the tower design. The tower/station design was most popular in West Virginia. Backbone station was the only station of this design in Virginia.

Model #   1004    

Price: $40

Difficulty Level: Intermediate – Painting, moderate complex roof assembly, simple stair structures

Dimensions: approx. 1 ¾” x 2 ½”


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