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The drawings were prepared using any official C & O
drawings available from the Chesapeake & Ohio
Historical Society, Inc., on-site measurements, and photographs. All
are in 1/4" scale and direction is railroad direction. Please
note that as a result of a loop in the New River at Hinton, geographical North
corresponds to railroad South, and geographical East is railroad West. The
drawing typically refer to railroad direction – not geographical direction.
Many were initially prepared starting with
Generic CADD® and were subsequently transferred to VISUAL CADD®. CADD files in
GENERIC CADD® format, VISUAL CADD® format, AUTOCAD DXF format, and AUTOCAD® format
can be made available under terms limiting their reproduction and
distribution. I will email the CADD
files to any individual interested in closely examining the drawings upon their
agreement not to reproduce and/or distribute copies. VISUAL CADD® has
a free utility
which permits viewing the drawing without purchasing the full CADD
The linked Adobe Acrobat® files were printed to file and
then distilled using Adobe Acrobat Distiller to architectural size paper in
Adobe pdf format prints. You may print
them and zoom in if one uses Adobe Acrobat Reader. Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 or later is
recommended. Here is a link to download the free software Adobe Acrobat Reader. Typical file size
is runs from 25K to 104K bytes. Areas which are
"Hatched" with "Concrete" do not translate correctly and
the hatch displays as a pattern of "+"s.
I will make N, HO, S and O scale copies available in pdf
format upon an agreement not to reproduce and/or distribute copies.
I have concentrated on structures for which The Chesapeake
& Ohio Historical Society, Inc. does not have drawings, has only partial
drawings, or although it may have the drawings in the archives, they have not
been found or indexed.
HINTON YARDS - A pdf scan of C &
O Drawing No. 6281-A which illustrates the Hinton and Avis Yards.
This document was done in four (4) panels as the original drawing is
approximately 32" x 12" at a scale of 1/4" = 100'. Page 1
starts at the left and are arranged 1, 2, 3 & 4 horizontally. The
drawing was revised to 1978, and therefore all track changes and structures
removed prior to 1978 are reflected in the drawing. A larger scale drawing
(1" = 200') of the Hinton and Avis Yards circa 1946 may be obtained from
the C & O Historical Society - Drawing No. 6281 (Note no
"A") which is approximately 24" x 110".
HINTON COAL DOCK DRAWINGS -- AS REBUILT 1946 Notes
1. 800 Ton
Fairbanks Morse Coal Dock R.R. East Elevation
2. 800 Ton Fairbanks Morse Coal Dock R.R. West Elevation
3. 800 Ton Fairbanks Morse Coal Dock R.R. North
4. 800 Ton Fairbanks Morse Coal Dock
R.R. South Elevation
5. 800 Ton Fairbanks Morse Coal Dock Sections
6. Fairbanks Morse Coal Dock Coal Dock Plan (Hinton)
7. Coal Dock
Foreman’s Office, Locker & Toilet
8. Coal Dock Pit Construction Details (from Fairbanks Morse
9. Interior Details of Monitor (from
10. 3D Drawing of Fairbanks Morse Co. 800 Ton Coal Dock Concrete
structure of Coal Dock. Solid Outline works best for viewing in Adobe
Acrobat or Acrobat Reader. Browser pdf viewrs will not work in
3D. Click on drawing to activate 3D mode. (WORK IN PROGRESS)
HINTON CHESSIE M-1 COAL DOCK DRAWINGS
1. William Sparkmon's
Drawings & Notes on the Chessie Coal Docks
2. M1 Coal Dock East & North
Elevations (WORK IN PROGRESS)
3. M1 Coal Dock West & South
Elevations (WORK IN PROGRESS)
C & O 800 Ton Fairbanks Morse
Stevens, Kentucky – Elevated Hoist House & Additional Internal Coal Bin, and
North Elevation (similar to Hinton R.R. East)
b) East Elevation (similar to Hinton R.R. South)
West Elevation (similar to Hinton R.R. North)
d) South Elevation (similar to
Hinton R.R. West)
– Straight Hoist Shaft and modified Hoist House.
a) North Elevation
(similar to Hinton R.R. East)
b) East Elevation (similar to
Hinton R.R. South)
c) West Elevation
(similar to Hinton R.R. North)
Elevation (similar to Hinton R.R. West)
HINTON SAND BUNKER
AS REBUILT 1946
1. 200 Ton Fairbanks Morse Sand
Bunker (2 elevations)
200 Ton Fairbanks Morse Sand Bunker (2 elevations)
3 Sections, Plan and Details
1. Three track Fairbanks Morse 60 Cu.Ft.
Universal Cinder Conveyer (Mellin Patent)(After 1943) (WORK IN
Operated Cinder Hoist - Not used at Hinton (used at Richmond), but
the details of the cinder hoist provide
engineering details of the size and weight of steel used and particularly of
the dumping mechanism which was used
on "Universal" cinder conveyors manufactured by Fairbanks-Morse,
Ogle, and Roberts & Shaefer, and should
helpful to any modeler attempting to build a "Universal" cinder
Cinder Conveyor of Unknown type used at Hinton, Gladstone &
Cheviot. Scaled from photographs and "re-engineered".
photo below of Cinder Conveyor at Hinton with Fairbanks Morse & Co.
Universal Cinder Conveyor immediately behind.
April 2007 issue of the C & O Historical Magazine for photos of
CSPR 281 Used with permission
2. Fire Hose
House Building 70
3. Arch Brick Storage House
Building 88 (WORK IN PROGRESS)
4. D & M Pump House Building
100 Part of the Engine Wash Rack System
5. Ash Pan Thawing Devices (scanned
from C & O Drawing)
6. 1930 Wash Rack (Based upon
drawing found in Chief Engineers files when Wash Rack was rebuilt ca. 1947.)
Wash Rack Sections as rebuilt circa 1947 (Complete except for D&M
Wash Machine & pipes)
b) Wash Rack Plan View as rebuilt
circa 1947 with Grids Installed & D & M Pump House
c) D&M Wash Machine
Arrangement. (WORK IN PROGRESS) (Early partial draft).
Hostler's Shanty Building #103
9. Bethlehem 115' Twin Span
Turntable & Turntable Pit (WORK IN PROGRESS) (Note)
10. Robertson Cinder Conveyor Re-Arrangement
(Hinton, WV/Phoebus, VA) Apparently was used at Hinton to de-cinder Steam Crane.
Robertson was located just west of the Ice House and was removed in 1943.
11. Coal House Building 83 (WORK IN PROGRESS)
12. Assist. Yard Foreman's Office
Bldg 51. Later became the Grand Central Yard Office.
13. Store Room Building 75.
Attached to the Mallet Engine House. Converted from Materials Storage
1925, Retired 1940.
14. Engine Supply House Building 86.
15. Ice House Building 87.
16. Electric Pump House Building 35
17. Grand Central Yard Office Appearance of Bldg. 51
after it was moved to foot of Virginia Ave (Virginia Ave not open).
18. Water Treatment Plant Building
99 (WORK IN PROGRESS)
HINTON TRACK SIDE STRUCTURES
COHS Photo: Used with permission.
1. Tool House Section 122 Note
2. Hostler’s & Passenger Car Equipment
3. Switchmen’s Shanty Building 27
4. Signal & Water Supply House Building 28
5. Motor Car House No. 1 Building 29
6. Ice House & Icing Platform Building 30 Ice
House & Icing Platform Building 30 (1934)
western ice platform added.
8. Engine Yard Laborer’s Shanty
9. Linemen’s Tool House Building 106 Note
10. Propane Gas Storage House Building 108
11. Inspection Motor Car House Building 109
12. Rear Airmen’s Shanty Note
Scale House Building
33 - WORK IN PROGRESS
HINTON ROUNDHOUSE Roundhouse
1. Plan View Circa 1905-1910 Updated 5/14/2007
End Walls and Rear Panel Elevation (typical) drawings.
b. End Walls and Rear Panel Elevation (typical) drawings
after monitor roof was added (before 1916).
c. Typical Section through monitor roof.
Plan Circa 1916
a. End Wall and Rear Panel Elevations (typical)
b. Section through typical
stall (12 thru 17).
Profile of Pits 12 & 13
Profile of Pits 14 thru 17
Plan Circa 1930
a. Section through typical stall (5 thru 11)
b. Rear Panel Elevations (1930)
c. Profile of Pits 1 thru 11
d. R.R. East End
Wall at Power House
e. The Chesapeake
& Ohio Historical Society, Inc. has drawings of the 1928-29 addition.
4. Plan Circa 1943
a. End Wall at Stall 17 and Rear
b. Section through Stall 16, Roundhouse Office,
End Wall Stall 14
T-1 & T-2 Trusses
T-3 & T-4 Trusses
e. The Chesapeake & Ohio Historical Society, Inc.
has drawing of the 1942 addition.
5. Plan Circa 1946
Firewall Addition of 1946 with existing firewall.
Profile of Doors and extended stalls 1 thru 13.
Plan Circa 1953 (Incomplete)
Drawing of Proposed Concrete Block wall to seal
east end of Roundhouse after Stall No. 1 was retired circa 1957.
Drawings of Machine Shop, Blacksmith
Shop, and Carpenter Shop -- Note that the drawings of the Blacksmith Shop,
etc., are based upon the known footprint
(per C & O drawings), drawings of the proposed roundhouse dated 1903
which contain a railroad east elevation of the blacksmith shop (not as drawn here),
a photo of the doors of the Blacksmith Shop or Oil House, a photo of the rear
of the roundhouse in which one can see a roof monitor, and the drawings of the
1921 Air Brake Repair Room addition to the side of the blacksmith shop.
The drawings is therefore an educated best guess and will be subjected to much
MALLET ENGINE HOUSE - Notes
on Mallet Engine House Drawings
#1403 (1947) Used with permission.
1. Framing Drawings As Built (1911-1942). Includes Plan View.
2. Exterior Elevations As Built (1911-1942). With drawings of various Monitors
3. Framing Drawings As Modified (1942-1959). Includes Plan View.
4. Exterior Elevations As
5. Mallet Engine House
Situation Plan - Scanned from
C & O Drawing.
6. Store Room addition to
Mallet Engine House (Bldg. 75).
C & O FREIGHT DEPOT
- Present Day - Drawn by Bryson VanNostrand, AIA
(Used with permission)
2. Roof Plan
3. North & South
4. East & West
6. Shed over 492' x 8' Loading Platform (C & O Drawing)
7. Hinton Freight Depot
Area Plan (Drawn by W. E. Simonton III)
8. Hinton Freight Depot
Pedestrian Bridge Location (Drawn by W. E. Simonton III)
C & O PASSENGER
Early Wood Passenger Station Design (SECOND
2. Early Wood Passenger Station Plan WORK IN PROGRESS
3. Brick Passenger Station
"As Built" 1892. (THIRD PASSENGER STATION)
4. Brick Passenger Station Plan WORK IN PROGRESS
5. Hinton Depot (Set 1) (FINAL PASSENGER STATION APPEARANCE) HAER DRAWINGS
1.92 MB circa
6. Hinton Depot (Set 2) (FINAL PASSENGER STATION APPEARANCE) HAER
DRAWINGS 1.13 MB circa 1980 Note
CABINS AT HINTON
CW CABIN Controlled the entrance into the west side of the Hinton Yards
leading to the New River Subdivision
1. East Elevation
Robert L. Hundman Drawing. Balance of drawings published in Winter 2012
Posted with permission of COHS.
MX CABIN Controlled the entrance into the east side of the Avis Yards leading to
the Alleghany Subdivision.
1. Standard two-story wood Cabin until 1942.
Unique single-story Cabin built in 1942 and located 1/3rd mile east of former
C & O DRAWINGS (Referenced or linked on this website)
Tail Tracks added
to turntable 1942. Scanned from C & O Drawing.
2. Wood Partition between Stalls
11 & 12 C & O Dwg X-2708. Scanned C & O Drawing
3. Ash Pan Thawing Devices. Scanned from C & O Drawing.
4. Universal Cinder Conveyor Scanned from C & O Drawing.
5. Roundhouse Door Extensions Scanned C & O Drawing
6. Fire Hose House - At Freight
Platform Above Roundhouse - Scanned C & O Drawing
7. Scale House Bldg # 33 - Standard C
& O Scale House used at Hinton Dwg. No. S-308
DRAWINGS (TIF Format)
1. West Yard Hinton
1.82 MB (Incorrect railroad west of Roundhouse) See Hinton Yard pdf above. Note
2. Hinton Depot (Set 1)
3. Hinton Depot (Set 2)
1. Robertson Cinder Conveyor (SS Limited)
2. RO-WAY Overhead Door Details (1942
Roundhouse Extension) Scanned Document
3. Johns-Manville Transite Smoke
Jack (Found in engineer's file for the 1942 Roundhouse
Extension. See Here for Actual
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