Public Relations Blog

The PRR Middle Division in HO scale will host its first open house in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Pennsylvania Railroad Technical & Historical Society (PRRT&HS).

The tour is private for attendees of the annual meeting. However, I will open my model railroad to any of my readers interested in attending.

I will be open on Sunday, May 4th, from 11:00 a.m. through 3:00 p.m. I am located about halfway between York and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, just off of I-83.

If you are interested in visiting, please contact me in advance for directions.

Be reminded that this is a layout very much under construction.

Thank you.

Today I learned that my submission of qualifications toward the requirements of the NMRA Achievement Program (AP) Model Railroad Author certificate was accepted.

Half of the requirements were met by Keystone Crossings, my 15 year web site project.

This is my second earned AP certificate. There are 11 certificates available. Upon award of a seventh certificate, the title of Master Model Railroader (MMR) is conferred. 

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Today is a trifecta of railroading...

Started out the day at the annual train show of the Harrisburg Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society (NRHS). Not a great show, but a good excuse to get out and see friends.

Tonight is an op session on Bob Martin's Central Pennsylvania Railroad. Based on a conversation earlier in the day, I think I will probably be in the dispatcher's seat.

Last evening the PRR Middle Division was visited by Robert Charles, Alan Mende, and Brian Kampschroer of the NMRA-MER-Susquehanna Division.

Serving as merit award judges, the three evaluated my submission of the Mann's Narrows section of the model railroad toward the requirements of the NMRA Achievement Program(AP) Master Builder - Scenery certificate.

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I am very pleased to announce that I have acquired a number of Joe Henry Kline's models. This morning Dave Wartell and I "extracted" the models from the layout in McClure, Pa. 

Joe Henry has been in a nursing home for several years and his model railroad is still intact, which I learned following publication of photos in a recent issue of The Keystone. I contacted the family about the status of the layout and subsequently visited and made an offer on a number of the models.