Bill Barger’s model railroad grew out of a boyhood lived in Hagerstown, Maryland. Hagerstown was a railroad town and the shops of the Western Maryland Railroad, as well as a major yard were the dominant features. Interchanges with the Pennsylvania RR, Norfolk & Western, Reading Lines and the Baltimore and Ohio rounded out the area activities.
The Williamsport and Bargersville is a fictitious wholly owned division of the Western Maryland. It operates throughout the Western Maryland area, providing much needed additional motive power at a low cost to the WM. While the WM streamlined its motive power types, the W & B has no such restrictions, thus an occasional Niagara, Trainmaster or Mikado picked up off the used engine market may appear under W & B markings. See the June, 2015, issue of The Steel City Coupler, pages 11 thru 13 for more information on Bill's layout.
HO Scale: 450 sq. ft. walk in layout with triple decks and two helixes