Paul Hutchins’ Modern Day CSX
August 17, 2019
by Nicholas Kalis
Paul had a nice turnout of the Potomac Division to his layout located in
Charles County Maryland. Interestingly, Paul’s home faces CSX tracks
that serve a coal-fired electric generating plant. Unfortunately, no
trains passed on the right-of-way during our visit. Paul’s layout is
located in his detached garage behind his home. The greeter was Dale
Paul said that “the P & D Railroad stands for himself and his
deceased friend Dave who always came over to help with any crisis; he
will be sadly missed.” The P & D is a modern day railroad with rule
areas such as industries,inter modal yard, trucking businesses, homes,
and a main staging yard. The layout is 14' by 8' by 9' with the
extension of the staging yard. The track is in a dog bone shape with two
mainlines going east to west and west to east. The best way to explain
the overall layout shape is that it is similar in shape to a staple."
The railroad is about 15 to 20 years old and is complete other than
regular maintenance. Paul models current era CSX, Conrail, and Norfolk
Southern in HO- Scale.His operating and control system Digitrax. This
was the Potomac Divisions first visit to Paul's railroad.
Pictures by Max Munger
Last modified: November 09 2019 19:03:48.