This is the home page for the Winchester, Paston, and Portsmouth Rwy.
The WP&P is a fictional railroad, as modeled by Michael R.
Rountree. Begun in 1896 as the Paston Valley Lines and
dependent on its mainline connection to the Baltimore & Ohio,
the line eventually grew across the West Virginia / VA border to reach
the town of Winchester and then a connection with the Norfolk &
Western beyond. Ultimately, following reorganization under
the new WP&P name, it reached Portsmouth, VA. The
line met its "demise" in 1967, when at long last the major shareholder
N&W finally completed its takeover. The north-south
line between Winchester and Portsmouth was abandoned, but the
coal-productive line west from Winchester was preserved as a branch and
as a bridge route to the B&O. The route is modeled as
it would be in 1971, with a heavy N&W influence but with the
remnants of WP&P equipment in evidence.
Read about and see pictures from my recent Bahamas
Your journey should begin by visiting
where you will find
information about the railroad and also find fun ways to interact.
You can unload your Baggage
sending me an email!
You can buy a Ticket
by signing my Guestbook! You
can find other places to go, as well.
- Home Layout
has descriptions of the model railroad version of
WP&P, as well as the geography being represented.
refers to computer simulations, using popular
Custom scenarios and content, plus screenshots, are all here.
is where you can take a peek at another hobby of
birding. I keep a life list there.
is where everything else will go, including digital
that I may choose to post.
Page created by Michael R. Rountree