Progress on the Keeney Creek branch is at a standstill. We are currently playing phone tag with C&O Historical Society on the valuation maps for Keeney Creek branch. Why is so important to get these? Well for one, it appears that we have the track and Keeney creek backwards in Lookout. I would like to confirm this before we proceed with the layout so that we have an accurate as possible model of Keeney Creek. In the mean time, we have been slowly gathering equipment. Since Graham would like to have steam locomotives and the C&O used two 2-8-0s to switch Keeney Creek, we have been searching for a suitable candidate for the C&O G-9 class of consolidations. In reading the few articles we can find about Keeney Creek, it sounds like the last shifter to run over the branch was powered by a Geep. Most of the photos we have found of the Keeney Creek shifter are in the steam era. The C&O used two G-9 consolidations and a caboose on the shifter.
Graham has been busy as well with school and his play. He is in the Prodigal Clown, and plays Leonardo, the lion tamer. When the play and Holidays are over, we will start working on Keeney Creek some more.