The Pennsy Modeler

In order to portray Pennsylvania Railroad and interchange partners as accurately as possible, this blog contains articles which are essentially notes to myself, but are shared should the community desire the same information.

Articles are sorted by modification date, so if an existing article receives an update it will be presented at the top of the list again.

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deeprocklogoDeep Rock Oil and Gas (reporting mark DRX).

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As of December 31, 1950, the following quantities of gondolas were rostered in North America, according to the Official Railway Equipment Register (ORER). These "Top 22" owners represented more than 80 percent of the total.

Railroad Gondola Cars Models1
PRR 38,327 Bowser
Tangent Scale Models
NYC 20,861 InterMountain
Walthers
B&O 14,016 Walthers
SP, T&NO 12,347 InterMountain
MILW 11,333 Walthers
L&N 11,400  
ATSF 10,596 InterMountain
Walthers
P&LE 10,096 Walthers
SOU 9,180 InterMountain
CB&Q 8,881 InterMountain
MP Lines 7,225 InterMountain
C&O 7,202 InterMountain
RDG 6,857 Walthers
NKP, W&LE 6,833 Walthers
IC 6,740  
N&W 6,360  
RI 5,616 Walthers
EJ&E 5,444 Walthers
UP 5,434  
ACL 5,308  
SLSF 5,231  
D&RGW 5,032 Walthers
1Does not reflect "Craftsman" level models, which are available for almost any road. 
Such models are offered by Funaro & Camerlengo, Westerfield Models, and Sunshine.

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Logo of the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad.pngThe Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad (reporting mark DRGW), often shortened to Rio Grande, D&RG or D&RGW, formerly the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad, was an American Class I railroad company. The railroad started as a 3 ft (914 mm) narrow-gauge line running south from Denver, Colorado in 1870. It served mainly as a transcontinental bridge line between Denver, and Salt Lake City, Utah. The Rio Grande was also a major origin of coal and mineral traffic.The Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad (reporting mark DRGW), often shortened to Rio Grande, D&RG or D&RGW, formerly the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad, was an American Class I railroad company. The railroad started as a 3 ft (914 mm) narrow-gauge line running south from Denver, Colorado in 1870. It served mainly as a transcontinental bridge line between Denver, and Salt Lake City, Utah. The Rio Grande was also a major origin of coal and mineral traffic.

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As of December 31, 1950, the following quantities of hoppers were rostered in North America, according to the Official Railway Equipment Register (ORER). These "Top 20" owners represented 80 percent of the total.

Railroad Hopper Cars Models1
PRR 80,809 Bowser
C&O 52,145 InterMountain
Walthers
B&O 47,887 Broadway Limited Imports
InterMountain
Walthers
NYC 42,008  
N&W 41,252  
L&N 34,831 Walthers
IC 21,727 Walthers
RDG 17,115  
VGN 13,962  
SOU 13,615 Walthers
DM&IR 13,084  
MP Lines 11,652  
P&LE 10,910  
WM 9,603 Walthers
B&LE 9,378  
CB&Q 9,177  
NKP 9,033 InterMountain
GN 9,016  
Erie 8,613 InterMountain
CNJ & CRP 7,117  
1Does not reflect "Craftsman" level models, which are available for almost any road. 
Such models are offered by Funaro & Camerlengo, Westerfield Models, and Sunshine.

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LN logoThe Louisville and Nashville Railroad (reporting mark LN), commonly called the L&N, was a Class I railroad that operated freight and passenger services in the southeast United States.The Louisville and Nashville Railroad (reporting mark LN), commonly called the L&N, was a Class I railroad that operated freight and passenger services in the southeast United States.

Chartered by the Commonwealth of Kentucky in 1850, the road grew into one of the great success stories of American business. Operating under one name continuously for 132 years, it survived civil war and economic depression and several waves of social and technological change. Under Milton H. Smith, president of the company for thirty years, the L&N grew from a road with less than three hundred miles (480 km) of track to a 6,000-mile (9,700 km) system serving thirteen states. As one of the premier Southern railroads, the L&N extended its reach far beyond its namesake cities, stretching to St. Louis, Memphis, Atlanta, and New Orleans. The railroad was economically strong throughout its lifetime, operating both freight and passenger trains in a manner that earned it the nickname, "The Old Reliable."

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As of December 31, 1950, the following quantities of flat cars were rostered in North America, according to the Official Railway Equipment Register (ORER). These "Top 16" owners represented more than 75 percent of the total.

Railroad Flat Cars Models1
SP, T&NO 8,439  
MILW 5,296  
NP 4,779 Red Caboose (via InterMountain)
SOU 4,133  
C&NW 3,560  
PRR 3,381 Bowser
ACL 2,861  
SAL 2,789  
UP 2,726 Red Caboose (via InterMountain)
Walthers
GN 2,576 Red Caboose (via InterMountain)
ATSF 2,332 InterMountain
Red Caboose (via InterMountain)
NYC 1,901 Red Caboose (via InterMountain)
D&RGW 1,705 Red Caboose (via InterMountain)
RI 1,658 Walthers
L&N 1,653  
CB&Q 1,642  
1Does not reflect "Craftsman" level models, which are available for almost any road. 
Such models are offered by Funaro & Camerlengo, Westerfield Models, and Sunshine.

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Chicago Rock Island and Pacific Railroad logoThe Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad (CRI&P RW, sometimes called Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway) (reporting marks CRIP, RI, ROCK) was a Class I railroad in the United States. It was also known as the Rock Island Line, or, in its final years, The Rock.

Dates of operation: October 10, 1852–March 31, 1980

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As of December 31, 1950, the following quantities of box cars were rostered in North America, according to the Official Railway Equipment Register (ORER):

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Illinois Central Diamond HeraldThe Illinois Central Railroad (reporting mark IC), sometimes called the Main Line of Mid-America, was a railroad in the central United States, with its primary routes connecting Chicago, Illinois, with New Orleans, Louisiana, and Mobile, Alabama. A line also connected Chicago with Sioux City, Iowa (1870). There was a significant branch to Omaha, Nebraska (1899), west of Fort Dodge, Iowa, and another branch reaching Sioux Falls, South Dakota (1877), starting from Cherokee, Iowa. The Sioux Falls branch has been abandoned in its entirety.The Illinois Central Railroad (reporting mark IC), sometimes called the Main Line of Mid-America, was a railroad in the central United States, with its primary routes connecting Chicago, Illinois, with New Orleans, Louisiana, and Mobile, Alabama. A line also connected Chicago with Sioux City, Iowa (1870). There was a significant branch to Omaha, Nebraska (1899), west of Fort Dodge, Iowa, and another branch reaching Sioux Falls, South Dakota (1877), starting from Cherokee, Iowa. The Sioux Falls branch has been abandoned in its entirety.

The Canadian National Railway acquired control of the IC in 1998.

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As of December 31, 1950, the following quantities of stock cars were rostered in North America, according to the Official Railway Equipment Register (ORER). These "Top 10" owners represented more than 75 percent of the total.

Railroad Stock Cars Models1
ATSF 7,042 InterMountain
Walthers
D&RGW 6,658 Walthers
UP 4,129 Walthers
CB&Q 3,819 Walthers
MILW 3,737  
C&NW 2,864 Walthers
SP, T&NO 2,855 Red Caboose (via InterMountain)
PRR 2,273 Broadway Limited Imports
Mather 2,204  
GN 1,843  
1Does not reflect "Craftsman" level models, which are available for almost any road. Such models are offered by Funaro & Camerlengo, Westerfield Models, and Sunshine.

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200px New York Central HeraldThe New York Central Railroad (reporting mark NYC) was a railroad operating in the Northeastern United States. 

In 1968 the NYC merged with its former rival, the Pennsylvania Railroad, to form Penn Central (the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad joined in 1969). That company went bankrupt in 1970 and was taken over by the federal government and merged into Conrail in 1976. Conrail was broken up in 1998, and portions of its system were transferred to the newly formed New York Central Lines LLC, a subsidiary leased to and eventually absorbed by CSX and Norfolk Southern. Those companies' lines included the original New York Central main line, but outside that area it included lines that were never part of the New York Central system. CSX was able to take one of the most important main lines in the nation, which runs from New York City and Boston to Cleveland, Ohio, as part of the Water Level Route, while Norfolk Southern gained the Cleveland, Ohio to Chicago, Illinois portion of the line called the Chicago line.