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Wabash RailroadThe Wabash Railroad
in Southern Ontario, circa 1951



Until the Autumn of 2008 I was building a layout based on the Canadian National Railway’s branch line hub in Palmerston, Ontario. Then, I had the opportunity to visit Bill Darnaby’s well-known HO scale model railroad, The Maumee Route. The experience had a profound effect on me and caused me to rethink everything I was attempting to do in my train room. After some careful thinking about options for the space, I settled upon modeling something that was in my own backyard. The Wabash Railroad had a significant operation across Southern Ontario that just begs to be modeled. The Buffalo Division was primarily a single-track bridge line established to reduce shipping times between Buffalo, New York, and Detroit, Michigan.

I am building a double-decked layout featuring selected towns and signature scenes on the Wabash Railroad’s 240-mile Buffalo Division. My layout models the segment between Aylmer and Cayuga, Ontario. This 60-mile stretch of the Wabash includes a number of online customers typical of small-town Ontario, as well as a section of the mainline shared with the Canadian National Railways’s Hagersville Sub. Since I am modeling 1951 it will be neat to see the little CNR 2-6-0s sharing the rails with the paired F7A units used on the Wabash Red Ball freights. I’ll be posting regular updates and photos of my progress on this blog.

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And here they are!

October 8th, 2019

The pilot models of the 5 new kits from Yarmouth Model Works to be released this October at the Chicagoland RPM.
YMW #121.1- N&W B-5 with raised panel roof. $65.00, includes the Buckeye Cushion trucks

YMW #121.2- N&W B-5 with interior carline roof. $65.00 includes the Buckeye Cushion trucks
YMW #122 - Rock Island ACF postwar 40' boxcar $60.00
YMW #123 - Reading ACF postwar 40' boxcar. $60.00
YMW #107.1 - Northern Pacific modified '37 AAR 40' boxcar. $60.00
All kits feature all the things you've come to expect from Yarmouth Model Works.
Etched details and running boards, proper trucks included, custom decals, one piece bodies, etc.

The kits will be available on the website right after the RPM

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