has been in existence for over 40 years and this is the third layout at
this location. The club is located in Zanesville, Ohio and is typically
open on Tuesday and Saturday evenings at 7:30. You may contact a club
member to schedule a visit.
Please be sure to check the links at the bottom of the page to join our
Our Club was featured in the Nationally Published Magazine
know that this is a little out of date, but i will update it as i get
The modern era Market Street Yard is
home to the railroad's primary freight classification, it houses
a diesel servicing facility, and a inter model yard. Eastbound
departing the yard, you pass through Junction Springs, Oh. After
rolling through southeast Ohio, and its rolling hills you enter a
tunnel. On exit of the tunnel you arrive at New River Mining
Company's "Champion Mine", and Oil Well siding, the shortly arrive at
At Jackson, Oh, the two mainlines interchange with one another at the
Jackson-Wellston Belt Railway in Jackson yard. Beyond Jackson,
two towering spans cross the scenic "Little Raccoon Creek Gorge".
Then the lower mainline heads its way into a tunnel. Emerging
from Neil Island Tunnel, the line climbs up the Ohio River grade,
through Briggs cut, and crosses the Ohio River on a two track through
truss bridge into West Virginia. Now in West Virginia, a high
viaduct carries both tracks through downtown Vienna.
After crossing the Hughes River and passing a row of traditional
company houses at Burning Springs, WV the line plunges into Buzzard Run
Tunnel, briefly emerges at Creston Gap, and immediately enters into
Creston Gap Tunnel. Rolling downgrade toward the Kanawha Valley,
the line passes Cordova Creek Lumber Company, with several of its
steep grades and switch backs visible from the main. The yard at
Nitro WV, is used for "visible" staging. In the middle of the
Charleston Loop, Gooden Yard sits, with its turntable, and roundhouse.
Now heading back into Ohio, the line emerges climbing the Constitution
Tunnel grade to "TG Tower". Back now in Southern Ohio Coal
Country, along Gallia siding, Munday Creek Coal Company #1 is in the
foreground, while the New Gallia Coal Company's tipple towers are in
the background. Through Flemming Oh, the line crosses Spanky Run
and passes the Gob pile at SO dump. After crossing Little Raccoon
Creek again, the line revisits Jackson Oh.
The last stop before arriving back at Market Street is the "National
Republic Steel's Castings and Manufacturing plant, and the Massive Oil
Refinery. The huge Steel plant is based on a Maryland prototype
but is representative of any midwest or east coast steel mill.
to come in the following weeks......
Spring open house,
and be sure to watch for us on the tv show "Tracks Aheadd" on PBS.
Several new photo's
updated on the site including them of "Market Street Yard", the "Ohio
River Bridge," the logging operations at the Cordova Creek Lumber
Company as well. Be sure to join our yahoo group by
following the link at the bottom of the page! Be sure to check out our
photo page as well. (I am currenty working on a beta version of a
better photo page.)
working on getting the block signals up and running
ZTNT is in Model Railroader.
We get the News that we are going to be in Model Railroader's May 2006
club will be hosting an open house for the public November 14th and
15th from 12 to 6:00pm. Everyone is welcome. The club
located at the corner of 4th and Market St. Enter through the
st. door and go to the third floor.
buildings and street detail added to Charleston loop section of the
layout. Installed the new Walthers three stall roundhouse with
attached diesel building and yard facilities. Completed just
for the open house. Many thanks the Rick and Tom.
club open house was a great success. We had good crowds both
Many interested people came in to view the layout and talk with club
members. During both days of the open house we had full
multiple trains operating on the layout the entire time of the open
house. We received many positive comments about the layout and
operating equipment in use.