Keith DeVault's Aspen Subdivision
of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad
Keith DeVault has been chasing the prototype railroads of north central West Virginia since Chessie was a new paint scheme. He and several friends are well acquainted with the B&O on the West End, Sand Patch, and the Sheepskin line that once connected Fairmont, W. Va., with Connellsville, Penna. Over the years, Keith has acquired a collection of HO scale equipment and promised to "some day" build a model railroad. That day finally came around in 2004 as Keith started a layout in his basement. His first attempt was not quite as satisfying as he expected, so he asked a few club members of the Mon Valley Railroad Club of West Virginia for some advice. After a few brainstorming sessions, Keith had a new concept and plan for his layout. Check the progress through the images below.