is the fourth version of the Virginia Midland. Construction
in 2003 after a move from the Chicago area (Schaumburg) to Germantown.
The N-scale railroad is approximately 400 feet lomg, or
scale miles as factored against a 2.4:1 fast clock used during
operations. There are approximately 50 operating locomotives
about 750 cars on the layout - 500 of which are hopper cars.
Virginia Midland is an Appalachian based railroad operatinng
Charlotte, NC to Pittsburgh, PA with extensions west to Hazard, KY ,
and east to Roanoke, VA and a connection to the Norfolk and Western.
The time period is 1967. Second generation diesels
being introduced and first generation units were relegated to secondary
operating portion of the layout includes the First
of the Virginia Division extending North from Marion, VA to Welch, WV,
plus a small segment of the Hazard Sub-Division from Cedar Springs to
Tazewell (staging). Several small branch lines divert from
mainline. A small part of the Carolina Division into staging
represented, operating south from Marion to Sugar Grove (staging)and
Charlotte and geographically east to Atkins (staging) and Roanoke.