Canada Southern Rwy

REGION: Ottawa Central

This large double decked layout recreates the high speed bridge traffic of the New York Central’s (NYC) Canada Southern and the Chesapeake and Ohio (C&O) from Detroit through the Detroit River Tunnel (DRT) and Southwestern Ontario to Buffalo in the mid-1950s. Passenger service is showcased, including all scheduled trains of the Canadian Pacific and the NYC that used the DRT. Fast freights of these railroads and numerous locals, yard jobs and transfers are also included. The upper deck models Chicago staging, the Detroit passenger terminal, the DRT, Windsor yard and icing facilities, as well as the C&O mainline through Leamington. The lower deck follows the two mainlines east from Windsor through West Lorne and St. Thomas, to Buffalo and Woodstock.

A branch off the helix represents the C&O line to Sarnia and a car float operation across the St. Clair River. Extensive staging is used to handle over 70 train movements daily, representing destinations in Buffalo, Detroit, Chicago and Toronto.
SIZE23 x 35POWERDigitrax DCC and extensive sound
Dispatcher, ProTrak computerized freight forwarding and passenger operations
LOCALESouthwestern OntarioERA1950s

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