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Friends, one of the questions that I’ve asked myself over the years is why I and many others build models. A few years ago it occurred to me that, as a research psychologist, I know how to go about answering that question. If you’d be willing to help me out, I have a survey online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DNX3QKB. If you, too are a model builder and could spare about 30 minutes to complete the survey, I’d really appreciate it.

Pendleton

C&O Milepost 139.4


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Station Number: 139
Code Number: 0201

A post office opened here on November 14, 1878 with James E. Jones as postmaster. The 1937 Side Track Record showed an 1103' house track (track number 859) and a depot here. The station appears to have been very similar in design to the Trevilian station, but it was smaller and didn’t have a bay window. In March, 1942 the house track was lengthened. Pendleton was still an agency station in 1948. The C&O’s 1950 Industrial Directory listed an 18 car team track in Pendleton. It served the following industries: the T. C. Kincannon canning plant, the Walton Lumber Co. (a saw and planing mill), and Walton & Wood (a wooden box plant and feed dealer). The Pendleton agency began closing on Saturdays in 1955. Pendleton still had its house track and passenger station in 1963. The agency closed for good in 1973 and the station and platform were retired the following year. Track 859 was removed in 1978.

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This is the C&O depot at Pendleton in June of 1970. Note the coal shed at the other end. It was a C&O standard that is now available in kit form. (Photo by Thomas W. Dixon, Jr. Used with permission.)

These photos were sent to me by Jerry Simonoff quite some time ago. I recently found them when looking for something else. They show the removal of track 859. He also reported that the caboose in the lower photo was marooned. I wonder whatever happened to it as don’t believe that it’s still there. (both 1997, Jerry Simonoff photos, used with permission)

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This map was prepared from U.S.G.S. topological maps, C&O track charts dated 1963, C&O Side Track Records dated 1937, a copy of the Side Track Records updated through the 1990’s, and C&O Valuation maps, also updated through the 1990’s.

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