Thomas Dixon 144 pages hardcover
This book covers all C&O depots, towers, and ancillary buildings from the Virginia Central era through the modern C&O structures of the 1940-50s. Emphasis is on depots and towers (cabins) with considerable data also on the buildings that were necessary to carry out other operations. Roundhouses and engine houses are sampled. Appendicies also sample Hocking Valley and Pere Marquette structures without going into great detail. This is intended to be the standard reference for C&O structures for both the modeler and historian. Both C&O official drawings and drawings prepared by Bob Hundman complement the extensive use of photos. The treatment is basically chronological:1860s-1870s, 1880s; 1890-1920, 1920-1950.