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.
C&O Milepost 127.2
Station Number: 127
Code Number: 0191
According to McChord (1979), Tyler was once known as Dawson. The house track was extended in December of 1923. The 1937 Side Track Record showed that Tyler had a 1811' passing siding (track number 852) and a 518' house track (track number 853). In 1943 the tracks at Tyler were changed to the configuration shown on the 1963 map below. Tyler still had its station and an agent in 1948. The agency station here was converted to a non-agency station in March, 1953. The station building was retired in December, 1962. It was slated to be moved, but as it was lifted onto a flatbed truck it collapsed. By 1963, all that was left was the 1322' spur track, though the C&O continued to handle freight here through a mobile agent as late as 1985. Part of the spur was retired in September of 1970. The remaining portion was retired in 1997.
|This is the siding at Tyler. I’m facing west (by rail) toward Bumpass. At one time there was a lumberyard here. (1998 photo)|
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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