Ken Humphreys' Florida, Pennsylvania and West Virginia Railroad HO Layout
P&WRR webmaster Ken Humphreys originally started building his Florida, Pennsylvania and West Virginia Railroad HO layout in 1965 in Morgantown, WV for many years. Upon moving to Granite Falls, NC in 1993, the original FP&WV was dismantled and was reincarnated with a much larger track plan. The layout models areas in the West Virginia coal fields, South Florida were Ken grew up, and in its resurected form has a section patterned after Hudson, NC near where Ken now lives. A trolley museum is also on the layout depicting the Arden Trolley Museum (now the Pennsylvania Railway Museum) in Washington, PA where Ken worked as a motorman for many years. The 230 square foot layout fills a 13' x 17.5' room in the basement of Ken's home and, like all layouts is a work in progress. Much of the layout is complete but ballasting, weathering, and some scenery remains to be completed. Around the walls of the room above the layout are displayed an array of railroad antiques. Click on the description with thumbnail image below to see the full size version of the image.