McNabb Coal
Module Name:
McNabb Coal
Diorama:
 
Owner Name:
NEONS
Sponsor:
Pert
Date Built:
1988
Date Updated:
2001
Status:
Inactive - Currently being rebuilt to correct discrepancies from the prototype.
Module Type:
4' standard module
Length:
4'
Width:
2'
Skyboard:
12" laminated
Track
Code:
80
Brand:
Atlas
Turnouts:
Peco long
Crossovers:
planned - counter-clockwise red to yellow and yellow to blue
Passing Sidings:
none
Yard Tracks
none
Industrial Spurs
see below
Other Tracks
none
Electrical:
Wire
Connector
110V
Designer:
 
Red
12 gauge
PP-30
 
Carpentry:
 
Yellow
12 gauge
PP-30
 
Track:
Pert
 
Blue
12 gauge
PP-30
 
Wiring:
Razor, Pert
 
Other
   
Yes
Scenery:
Pert
DCC Equipment:
none
Powered Accessories:
none
Scenery:
Oklahoma Scene:
Route 66 Scene:
Prototype RR:
McNabb Coal
Sign Board
In Catoosa, Oklahoma, traffic on U.S. Route 66 rolled past the McNabb Coal Company. Although Tulsa was known as the "Oil Capitol of the World", many people are unaware that Northeastern Oklahoma also contained large bituminous coal deposits which were mined in the first half of the 20th century. In 1912, the McNabb brothers began strip mining coal along Coal Creek near Catoosa. They mined with horses and mules until they were able to buy their first steam shovel in 1926. The company continued to grow and became a major employer in Catoosa during the 1930's and 1940's. It ceased operations in 1996 but the tipple and other facilities were still in place in 2001.
Description & History
This module was originally part of a two-module set. Its left side connected with the Og's Farm 4' corner module to continue the Route 66 pavement around the corner. Both modules have been rebuilt and are now independent of each other.
Industry Details:
Industry
Access Track
Switch Direction
Car Types
Spur Capacity
McNabb Coal (six tracks)
Blue
ccw
coal gons & hoppers
24+