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The Thomas Viaduct,built 1835'   
Model: TV-8-2

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Diorama complete... Ready for the track gang!

The Baltimore and Ohio is rich in history and lore. It's charter included among its signatories men who initialed the Declaration of Indepence! The first, oldest and still active stone viaducts in the United States are located on the first thirteen miles of the B & O at Carrollton, MD built & commissioned 1833' and Relay, MD, built & commissioned 1835'.

Future plans call for revisiting some of my earliest desgins. I will upgarde the stonework and offer designs in both hand-built "signature Series" models, dioramas and "limited edition" designs kit form. Designs, include, viaducts and structures.

Dimensions: Roman-Arch Cut Stone Eight (8) arch design. The viaduct is 612 feet (187 m) long, each arch about 58 feet (18 m); height, 59 feet (18 m) from water level to the base of the rail. The width at the top of the spandrel wall copings is 26 feet, 4 inches (8.03 m). The bridge is of rough-dressed Maryland granite ashlar, from Patapsco River

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NOW TAKING RESERVATIONS for The Thomas Viaduct.  
I will offer my Thomas  diorama model during 2007 as part of my "SIGNATURE SERIES" .
Design will be individually cast and hand-crafted fully assembled model ready for display or incorporation into your layout.

Production for Thomas will be extremely limited, no more than a handful of serialized models will be offered with,

  • Brochure and history
  • DVD covering the construction
  • Signed letter of authenticity 
  • Decorative plate.


Note, I have not produced a Thomas Viaduct model since 1989. Once orders are taken for this run I have no plans to offer this design in the future. Expect this offering to be ready for the Holiday Season 2007. Plan ahead and reserve today!

Contact me if you are interested in purchasing one of my hand-crafted "Signature Series" replica models of this Historic design.  

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The Thomas Viaduct spans the
Patapsco River between Relay and Elkridge, Maryland. Construction started 1833, completed 1835.
 
Prototype was the first multi-span masonry railroad bridge in the
United States and the first to be built on a curving alignment and as of 2007 is the world's oldest multiple stone arched railroad bridge.

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Baltimore - Washington DC mainline action 

Tracks merge close proximity to this phot with the New mailine heading Westward to Harpers Ferry. MD. The original, Old Mainline, continues to Union Station, Washington DC and  then procedes Northwest to Harpers Ferry, WVA where both lines converge.   

As of 2007, the Thomas Viaduct is part of CSX Corporations high density corridor between Baltimore, MD and Washington DC.  

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THE THOMAS VIADUCT IS A MASSIVE MODEL
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Prototype required nearly 18,000 yards of stone to complete

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Thomas in HO gauge 2011 Series

Customer requested Muddy river basin and rutted road

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