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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This table cross references Pennsy steam locomotives by class, type, sub class, sub class designator, year of introduction, and availability of HO models.

Eventually, clicking on minor class number will link to a class-specific page which will include prototype builder data, specifications, unit rosters, and unit photos.

Models in bold are in my personal collection. 

Corrections and additions to this page are welcome.

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INTERIOR PAINT

Buff from c. 1916 until 1960, then light green (except N8's were Buff and Cream until 1960 -- then light green).

EXTERIOR PAINT

FEBRUARY 20, 1914

"Date" on tracing for the new all-steel N5 cabins. "Issued" one month later (3/20/1914), "Made Standard" (12/30/1915). Although not present on tracing (may have been changed) original color may have been bright red (this assumption is made because of the following item added to tracing 7/9/1915).

 AMB 141 2 09543.1504129027

Station Location HO Scale Model
Centre Hall, Pa. Branchline
New Freedom, Pa. American Model Builders #AMB-141
Wilmington, De. Trainstuff (defunct)

Centralia Car Shops products are distributed through InterMountain Railway Company.

Part NumberDescription/PhotoComment
InterMountain
HO Scale #CCS4530
P85b Coach, PENNSYLVANIA Letterboard
INTER CCS4530
Correct.
InterMountain
HO Scale #CCS4531
P85b Coach, Keystone Livery
INTER CCS4531
Correct.

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The paint scheme on the Pennsy's passenger diesels changed over time. Bob Johnson, Chairman of the PRRT&HS Archive Committee, provided the following summary from documents found within the archives of the PRRT&HS:

Before 8-11-1952 - Dark Green with Gold Leaf lettering and striping. Five stripes. (photo above)