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Series Represented Type Prototype Notes Model Notes
LOCOMOTIVES
Diesel Switchers
50-69 series TBD, TBD, TBD    Alco S-2   Atlas
Diesel Road Switchers
70-79 series TBD, TBD, TBD, TBD   Alco RS-3    Atlas
80-89 series TBD, TBD   Alco RSD-5    Atlas
Diesel Cab Units
90-99 series TBD  Alco FA2   Proto
TBD  Alco FB2   Proto
TBD  Alco PA1   Proto
TBD  Alco PA2   Proto

FREIGHT EQUIPMENT

     GB Gondola   AccuRail 3700 Series AAR 41' Steel Gondola
     HM Hopper, Steel, 50 ton   AccuRail 2500 Series USRA Coal Hopper
     HT Hopper, Steel, 70 ton   AccuRail 7500 Series 70-Ton Offset Side Triple Hopper
VO
1800-1899
1830, 1862, 1898  HT Hopper, Steel, 70 ton

10, leased from Virginian & Ohio1, 2

AccuRail 7500 Series 70-Ton Offset Side Triple Hopper
AM
39500-39999
39587, 39624, 39639, 39763  HT Hopper, Steel, 70 ton 20, leased from Allegheny Midland1, 2 AccuRail 7500 Series 70-Ton Offset Side Triple Hopper
     XM Box Car   AccuRail 3500 Series 40' Single Door Steel Boxcar

PASSENGER EQUIPMENT

100-199 series TBD  Rail Motor Car   Bachmann Spectrum
TBD  Trailer Car   Bachmann Spectrum

NON-REVENUE EQUIPMENT

1 TBD  Business Car   Bachmann Spectrum
200-209 series TBD, TBD,
TBD, TBD
 NE Caboose   Atlas

1 Not for interchange.

2 Hoppers leased pending arrival of new hoppers.

 

BCRR

Series Represented Type Prototype Notes Model Notes
LOCOMOTIVES
 Steam Locomotives
20-23    2-8-0 Consolidation    #20, Ex-PRR class H9s No. 3485;
 #21, Ex-PRR class H9s No. 1691;
 #23, Ex-PRR class H9s No. 444
 
Diesel Switchers
5323    EMD SW9     

FREIGHT EQUIPMENT

50    Box    

PASSENGER EQUIPMENT

3    Combine    
4    Coach    
7    Combine    
15    Combine    
100    Gas Powered Coach     

NON-REVENUE EQUIPMENT

100    Plow  Russell Snow Plow  
100-103    NE Caboose  #102, Ex-Army staff car  
     Evans Autorailer     

 

Huntingdon Broad Top Mountain Railroad Stock Cert

Series Represented Type Prototype Notes Model Notes
LOCOMOTIVES
 Steam Locomotives
31-40  TBD

 2-8-0 Consolidation

   Broadway Limited Imports

FREIGHT EQUIPMENT

3753-3808 TBD, TBD, TBD, TBD  GB Gondola, Steel, 46', 70 ton    Westerfield
202    HM Gondola, Steel, 50 ton    
3253-3743  TBD, TBD, TBD  HM Hopper, Steel, 30', 50 ton    Westerfield

PASSENGER EQUIPMENT

14    Miner's Coach    
27    Coach    
5436    RPO  Ex-PRR class MBM62 #5436  
     Baggage  Ex-PRR class B60b  

NON-REVENUE EQUIPMENT

2    Wrecking Crane    
15-17  TBD  NE Caboose  Ex-PRR class ND  
X20    Idler Flat    

 work train

Impediment to Operations | In Progress

Main Line

WALL

QC operation

Lewistown Junction (XA)

QC operationland forms, paint ground, cinders, ballast, ad hoc scenery

Roundhouse Road

control panel, QC operation, ad hoc scenery

LEWIS / Granville Bridge

re-attach switch machine, QC operation, filler ties, paint track, joint compound, backdrop, land forms, stain bridge, paint ground, cinders, ballast, water, ad hoc scenery

Ryde

ballast, ad hoc scenery

JACKS

QC operation

Lewistown Secondary

Lewistown Junction (XA)

control panel, scale track,land forms, paint ground, cinders, ballast, QC operation, roundhouse track and power, ad hoc scenery

Juniata Bridge

 land forms, backdrop, water, replace fascia, ad hoc scenery

Lewistown (LN) and Furnace Branch Siding (future)

spike turnouts, switch machines, control panel, car card boxes, sort rail, filler ties, paint track, paint ground, cinders, ballast, ad hoc scenery

Milroy Secondary

Lewistown (LN)

switch machines, control panel, car card box, filler ties, paint track, paint ground, cinders, ballast, backdrop, ad hoc scenery

Lewistown (3902)

land forms, filler ties, paint track, paint ground, cinders, ballast, water, fascia, car card box, backdrop, ad hoc scenery

Menzies (3903)

ad hoc scenery

Burnham (3904)

filler ties, paint track, land forms, paint ground, cinders, ballast, water, ad hoc scenery

Yeagertown (3905) and Standard Steel (future)

paint ground, cinders, ballast, ad hoc scenery

Mann (3906) and KV Junction

control panel, ad hoc scenery

Reedsville (3907) (future)

Honey Creek (3908) (future)

Shraders (3909) (future)

Naginey (3911) (future)

Milroy (3912)

filler ties, paint track, paint ground, move backdrop, ad hoc scenery

Pennsylvania Midland Railroad

Northward Relay Yard

subroadbed, track, track power, switch machines

Everett

subroadbed, roadbed and track, track power, switch machines, control panel, filler ties, paint track, cinders, ballast, ad hoc scenery

Black Valley (future)

Southward Relay Yard (future)

Flintstone (future)

Cumberland (staging) (future)

JMRI Projects

Mainline occupancy detection (PanelPro)

Mainline turnout control (PanelPro)

Mainline CTC (PanelPro)

Juniata / Kishacoquillas helixes occupancy panel (PanelPro)

JACKS repeater panel (PanelPro)

WALL repeater panel (PanelPro)

Mainline train automation (DispatcherPro)

Timetable (Timetable)

Supporting Infrastructure

Everett window finishing

Physical signals

LEWIS Operator furniture

Milroy Secondary magnet board

Phone system

Structures

  Structure Brand Model
LEWIS      
  LEWIS Tower Joe Henry Kline (restoration)
  Barn     
Lewistown Yard    
  Roundhouse Joe Henry Kline (restoration)
  Yard Office Joe Henry Kline (restoration)
  Sand House Joe Henry Kline (restoration)
  Coal Tower Joe Henry Kline (restoration)
  Water Tower RailWorks 100,000 gallon tank
  Viscose Co. Comples    
  Passenger Station Joe Henry Kline (restoration)
  REA Buiklding Joe Henry Kline (restoration)
  Apartment Building Joe Henry Kline (restoration)
Lewistown Downtown    
  Hotel Lewistown   scratch
  St. Marks Episcopal Church    
  115-117 Water Street (duplex)    
  119-125 Water Street (quadplex)    
  Franciscus Co. (cement warehouse)    
  Franciscus Co. (lumber sheds)    
  Franciscus Co. (warehouse)    
  Mann Edge Tool Co.   scratch
  32 S. Dorcas Street (Yearick's Dray) Woodland Scenics/DPM B. Moore Catalog/Showroom (kitbash)
  34 S. Dorcas Street (Stoicheff Auto Parts) Carolina Craftsman Kits The Roudabush Building
  ??? Water Street (apartments) Woodland Scenics/DPM Townhouse #3 (kitbash)
  Freight Station   scratch
  Harrisburg Auto Parts    
  Manino's Banana Warehouse    
  Highway Department    
  Grandma's House (tribute) Walthers Aunt Lucy's House (kitbash)
  M. W. Brandt (lumber and coal)    
  Montgomery Ward    
  Lewistown Frozen Food Service, Coble's, et al    
  Hoffman Co. (coal and lumber)    
  Texas Co. (oil)    
Lewistown Northeast    
  Atlantic Refining Co. No. 2 (oil) Walthers Interstate Fuel & Oil
  James Goss (coal)    
  Supplee-Jones-Wills    
  Spanogle-Yeager Milling Co.    
Burnham      
  J. H. Miller (sand)    
  TBD Railroad Kits Reaghan Feed Mill
  Passenger Station   scratch
  Freight Station    
  TBD (tribute) Bar Mills Saulena's Tavern
  Kovalchik Salvage    
  Suburban Atlantic States Gas Company    
  Dicken's Cider (fictitious) Walthers Arrowhead Ale (background)
Yeagertown      
  Standard Steel Walthers Rolling Mill
  Walthers Electric Furnace
  Walthers Northern Light & Power Sub Station
  Walthers Coke Retort
  Acetalene Plant    
  Katie's   scratch
  Pavlov's Dogs (fictitious) FOS Scale Models Tiny Lou's Grill
  J. M. Yeager No. 1 (coal)   scratch
  J. M. Yeager No. 2 (lumber) Walthers Clayton County Lumber
    City Classics Company Houses
Milroy      
  TBD (tribute) Railroad Kits Boilermakers Beer and Ale
  N. O. Reardick (farm implements) FOS Scale Models Gardiner's Tack, Field & Farrier
  Belleville Flour Mills    
  Station    
       
Lewistown Furnace Branch Siding    
  Sun Oil Co. (oil)    
  J. Krentzman (junk)    
  Lewistown Ice & Storage   scratch
  Juniata Gas & Oil Co.    
  Lewis Stikin (junk)    
  Penna. Edison Co.    
  American Gas Co. (oil)    
  Overhead Door Co.    
  ex-Susquehanna Silk Mill    
Reedsville      
  Station    
  Marker's Store    
Honey Creek      
  TBD (tribute) FOS Scale Models  Barlow's Smokehouse
Naginey      
  Tipple    
PENNSYLVANIA
MIDLAND R.R.
     
Flintstone      
  Slate Rock & Gravel Walthers Valley Aggregates
  TBD Walthers Valley Cement
  The Daily Slab    
  The Stone Pony    
  Loyal Order of Water Buffalo    
Everett      
  LCL Facility, Inbound Headhouse    
  LCL Facility, Central Platform    
  LCL Facility, Outbound Headhouse    
  Universal Exports    
  Vandelay Industries    
  Wayne Enterprises    
  Bamboo Lounge    
  Euclid Avenue Cab Co.    
  Presto Pizzeria    
Black Valley      
       
       
Other Kits on Shelf      
    Walthers Commissary/Freight Transfer Building (background)
  ? Viscose Company Walthers Plant No. 4 (background)
    Walthers Grocery Distributor
    American Model Builders PRR New Freedom Depot
    Walthers Superior Paper
    Walthers Lakeside Shipping
    Walthers Golden Flame Fuel Co.
    Walthers Water Street Freight Terminal
  ? Viscose Company Walthers Empire Leather Tanning Co.
    FOS Scale Models Green Cab Co.
    Walthers PRR Block Station
  ? Milroy Carolina Craftsman Kits H. J. Mull Store
Candidate Structures   Railroad Kits Fulsome Inn
    Fos Scale Models Shakey's Pool Hall & Bar
    Fos Scale Models Jimmy D’s Bar & Grill
    Fos Scale Models The Pub Crawl
  Franciscus Co. (warehouse) Walthers Storage Shed on Pilings
  Suburban Atlantic States Gas Company Walthers Propane Tanks
    Walthers Sunrise Feed Mill
    Walthers National Fuel Supply Co.
    Walthers Miss Bettie’s Diner
  Franciscus Co. (lumber sheds) Walthers Walton & Sons Lumber
  Atlas Lumber Yard
    Bar Mills Star Diner
    Bar Mills Booty Corner
    Bar Mills Fenster’s Farm Fresh
    Bar Mills Four Fingered Tony’s
    Bar Mills Mooney’s Plumbing
    Bar Mills Potter’s Pub
    Bar Mills Sweaty Betty’s
    Woodland Scenics Deuce's Bike Shop
    Woodland Scenics Betty's Burning Building
  Johnson's Hardware (tribute)   Woodland Scenics Duggan’s Paint Store
  Carolina Craftsman Newport Hardware Company
    Mine Mount Models Palzer's Plumbing Supply
    Mine Mount Models Randy's Auto Repair

altoona jan46

ANTIS Tower

ANTIS  PRR ANTIS Tower

A

Altoona

East End Yard (MP 124.7)

East End -- E. B. Yard (MP 126.8)

East Altoona Yard   

Scales -- East Altoona (MP 128.1)

   

East Altoona (MP 128.1)

ARH

Altoona

East Altoona, Pa. Round House Shops (MP 128.2)

E Altoona Coaling Station 5 3 12 2East Altoona coaling station, 1912.  E Altoona Coaling Station 5 3 12East Altoona coaling station, 1912.

AA

Altoona

Juniata Shop Yard (MP 129.6)

   

AP

Altoona

Car Shop Yard (MP 129.9)

altocarjbshop1931   

 

AM

Altoona

Machine Shop Yard (MP 130.6)

   

A

Altoona

Scales (MP 128.6)

Junc. Juniata Siding (MP 128.7)

Carload Delivery (MP 128.7)

Linde Air Products Co. (MP 128.8)

Collins Supply Co. (MP 128.8)

R. D. Elder Lumber Co. and Forsht Coal & Lumber Co. (MP 129.0)

East Side Coal & Suppy Co. No. 1 (MP 129.1)

Juniata Ice Co. (MP 129.2)

Junc. Altoona Northern R. R. (MP 129.2)

Icing Station (MP 129.1)

Scales -- Juniata -- regular south -- Emergency North (MP 129.2)

JUNIATA SCALES   

Freight Transfer (MP 129.5)

Scales -- Car Shop (MP 129.8)

Sinclair Refining Co. No. 4 (MP 130.2)

Peoples Natural Gas Co. (MP 130.2)

Carload Delivery (MP 130.2)

Shaffer Stores Co.  (MP 130.4)

Leonard Miller and Gleichert & Son (MP 130.4)

East Side Coal & Supply Co. No. 2 (MP 130.5)

East Side Coal & Supply Co. No. 3 (MP 130.5)

William Conroy (MP 130.5)

L. B. Mackey (MP 130.5)

Freight Station (MP 130.6)

altoonafreight  

Passenger Station (MP 130.8)

Altoona PA pc loganaltoona
altoonastation 1971Altoona Station, 1971.  

ALTO Tower

   

Junc. Hollidaysburg Branch (MP 131.1)

Spur Oil Co. (MP 131.5)

Armour & Co. and Aurich & Co. (MP 131.7)

West End Yard (MP 131.8)

SLOPE Tower

SLOPE 1935SLOPE tower, 1935.  SLOPE west face

Junc. Pittsburgh Div. (MP 131.8)

The Mechanical Department of the Pennsylvania Railroad, Middle Division, seeks vendors to develop the following motive power and rolling stock:

Builder Description  PRR Class  Notes  Most Likely Manufacturer 
 0-6-0 Switcher  B6sb    
 2-8-0 Consolidation  H9s (3)    Broadway Limited Imports
 4-8-2 Mountain  M1 (4)    Broadway Limited Imports
 Alco PA1/PB1  AP20  DGLE five stripe  
 Alco RS-1  AS10m/AS10ams
 /AS10as/AS10s
   
 Alco RS-3 Phase I  AS16m    Bowser
 Alco RS-3 Phase I  
 "Hammerhead"
 AS16m    Bowser
 Alco RSD-5  AS16a    
 Alco RSD-7  APS24ms    
 Baldwin VO-660  BS6    Bowser
 Baldwin DS 4-4-600  BS6a    
 Baldwin DS 4-4-750  BS7/BS7m    
 Baldwin DRS 4-4-1000  BS10as    
 Baldwin RT-624  BS24/BS24m    
 EMD F3 A-B  EF15  Small numberboards,
 Phase II Early features
 Announced by Broadway Limited Imports. Pending delivery to confirm number boards
 EMD F3 A-B  EF15  Small numberboards,  
 Phase II Late features
 
 EMD F3 A-B  EF15  Small numberboards,
 Phase III features
 
 EMD F3 A-B  EF15  Small numberboards,
 Phase IV features
 
 EMD SW/SW1  ES6  As Delivered scheme  Walthers Proto
 EMD SW9  ES12/ES12m    
 EMD GP7  ES15m  Dynamic brakes  Athearn Genesis
 EMD GP9  EFS17m (2)    Athearn Genesis
 FM H12-44  FS12/FS12m    
 FM H20-44  FS20/FS20m    
 BLH T2500  LS25/LS25m    
 ACF Baggage Dorm  BD85    
 Altoona Coach Rebuild  P70GS (1)    
 Altoona Coach Rebuild  P70K (4)    
 Coach Baggage  PLB85 (1)    
 Altoona Cafe Coach  D78ED    
 Budd Diner  D85A    
 Pullman "Presidents" Sleeper  POS211 (1)  Plan 4134,
 2 DR-1 Cmpt-1 DBR
 Walthers - Very minor mod
 to existing VIEW car.
 Box Car  X40 (1)
 X40A (1)
 X40B (1)
 X40C (1)
   Funaro & Camerlengo 
 Box Car  X41 (1)
 X41A (1)
 X41B (1)
 X41C (1)
   Funaro & Camerlengo
 Flat Car  F30D (6+)  Equipped for
 TrucTrain service.
 Funaro & Camerlengo 
 Gondola  G31 (5)
 G31A (10)
 G31C (1)
 G31D (2)
 G31E (1)
   Funaro & Camerlengo
 or Tangent Scale Models
 Gondola  G34 (4)    Funaro & Camerlengo 
 Gondola  G35 (6)    Funaro & Camerlengo 
 Gondola  G27 (4)    Funaro & Camerlengo

mapleton 1914
Mapleton, 1914.

282

Mapleton

Station (MP 88.4)

   
mapletonfreightMapleton freight station.  

H. O. Andrews No. 1 (MP 88.6)

   

 

283

Mapleton

Storage (MP 90.8)

Penna. Glass Sand Co. No. 2 -- Columbia (MP 90.8)

Penna. Glass Sand Co. No. 3 -- Keystone (MP 90.8)

mapleton sand plant Sand Plant located near the town of Mapleton Huntingdon County in the 1940sThe sand plant in the 1940s.

duncannon

208

Duncannon

Duncannon is one of many towns along the Middle Division main line where the railroad originally went through town. As the town grew, it impeded the railroad. The railroad bypassed the town to avoid grade crossings, etc.

1911 Sanborn Maps

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sb duncannon 1911 6 sb duncannon 1911 7 sb duncannon 1911 8 sb duncanon 1911 1

 

Sherman's Creek Bridge

Public Dely. (MP 14.7)

Passenger and Freight Station (MP 14.8)

The building was commissioned in 1900 and completed in 1902. Blue Ridge Communications, a cable company, purchased the building in 2005. After totally remodeling the building and trying to keep it as original as possible, but still making it functional, the building had a grand re-opening in 2009.

originalDuncanonstationOriginal depot on the old line through town.  DuncanonDepot 11Depot on the new line bypassing town.

Public Dely. (MP 15.1)

Standard Novelty Works (MP 15.5)

The Standard Novelty Works was the manufacturer of the Lightning Glider brand of sleds.

  oldseldworksThe building survives today as The Old Sled Works antique mall.

 

 

BL

Bellwood

Freight Station (MP 123.7)

Antis Street Public Delivery Siding (MP 123.8)

J. H. Hommer Lbr. Co. (MP 123.8)

Ray Oil Co. (MP 123.8)

Keystone Oil & Gas Co. (MP 123.8)

Junc. Bellwood Branch (MP 123.9)

Passenger Station (MP 124.0)

pc bellwood 1909Bellwood Station, 1909.   

BELL Tower

BELL 7 20 1957BELL Tower, 1957.   

mifflin 04 1940
Mifflin, 1940s

242

Mifflin

1925 Sanborn Maps

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MIFFLIN Tower

   

Wm. H. Manbeck Co. No. 1 (MP 48.9)

Wm. H. Manbeck Co. No. 2 (MP 48.9)

   

Station (MP 49.0)

   

 

Mifflin shops  

309

Tyrone Forge

Tyrone Lime & Stone Co. No. 2 (MP 115.5)

FORGE Tower

FORGE FORGE 1968FORGE Tower, 1968.
FORGE 1974FORGE Tower, 1974.  

9771 newport 1956

220

Newport

1925 Sanborn Maps

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sb newport 1925 4 sb newport 1925 6 sb newport 1925 7
sb newport 1925 8 sb newport 1925 9 sb newport 1925 10

 

H. R. Wentzel & Sons (MP 27.1)

A. C. Schill (MP 27.1)

F. M. Snyder & Co. (MP 27.3)

Station (MP 27.4)

Freight Station (MP 27.6)

Atlantic Refining Co. No. 1 and J. F. Fickes (MP 27.7)

PORT Tower

PICT0018Joe Henry Kline photo.   

 

265
McVeytown, Pa.

Although the railroad referred to this location as McVeytown, McVeytown was technically on the opposite side of the Juniata River and was originally founded as ______. The village on the railroad side of the river was Manayunk. The Pennsylvania Railroad reached McVeytown in 1849. Public passenger train service to and from McVeytown commenced on Christmas Eve, December 24, 1849.

From volume eight, number three, of The Keystone:

Q32: What is the story on the interlocking and crossovers that were to be installed near McVeytown, Pa. to break up the 24-mile long block between "Lewis" and "Jacks" Towers on the Middle Division?
A32: The project was authorized in September 1945- Four crossovers were installed between tracks 1 and 2 and tracks 3 and 4 during 1946. The interlocking was to be remotely controlled from a planned new fireproof tower at "Jacks". For some reason the project was abandonned and the new switches were apparently never put into operation. Boards were installed to hold the switches in place. After a year or two the switches were removed. "Jacks" Tower was never changed.

Station

There were separate freight and passenger structures on the north side of the main tracks at McVeytown. In the earlier years, a watch tower protected the road crossing. Here are two views of the passenger station:

The freight station was built in 1888.

mcveytown 1966McVeytown, 1966.  

H. O. Andrews No. 2

Steve Cutshall indicates that Andrews was a feed/grain operation, also on the north side of the main tracks. It was listed as J. T. Rodgers in 1923 CT1000. It was listed as W. M. Atkinson No. 1 and No. 2 in the 1900 CT1000.

Team Track

Steve Cutshall indicates that was a team track on the south side of the main tracks. It is shown on the 1955 signal chart, but there is no entry in the CT1000's.

car shop

The following projects are underway in the shops of the Middle Division:

6 N8 Cabin Car Bowser
1 Pullman HW 12-1 Sleeper Walthers (letter, detail)
3 Pullman 6-3 Sleeper Walthers (letter, detail)
1 D78D Diner Bachmann (kitbash)
1 HW 3-1-Sol CANYON Solarium Sleeper Walthers (letter, detail)
2 X26 Box Car Funaro & Camerlengo
5 X26C Box Car Funaro & Camerlengo
2 F22 Flat Car Funaro & Camerlengo
2 F23 Flat Car Funaro & Camerlengo
13 B60B Baggage Car Walthers (letter)
2 PS6LB FALLS Lounge Sleeper Walthers (kitbash)
1 PS2LS HARBOR Lounge Sleeper Walthers (detail)
1 HW 8-1-2 CENTFAUN Sleeper Branchline

 

The following projects are pending scheduling in the shops of the Middle Division:

5 FM Flat Car Funaro & Camerlengo
1 F25 Flat Car Funaro & Camerlengo
1 F28 Flat Car Funaro & Camerlengo
1 F29 Flat Car Funaro & Camerlengo
1 F33 Flat Car Funaro & Camerlengo
1 F34 Flat Car Funaro & Camerlengo
14 G22 Gondola Westerfield
1 G22A Gondola Westerfield
1 G22B Gondola Westerfield
8 G28 Gondola Funaro & Camerlengo
3 G29 Gondola Funaro & Camerlengo
2 GLCA Hopper Westerfield
11 GLCA Hopper Funaro & Camerlengo
1 GLE Hopper Funaro & Camerlengo
4 GR Gondola Funaro & Camerlengo
7 GRA Gondola Westerfield
4 GRA Gondola MoW Westerfield
8 GPA Hopper MoW Funaro & Camerlengo
10 H25 Hopper Funaro & Camerlengo
2 H30A Hopper Funaro & Camerlengo
3 H32 Hopper Funaro & Camerlengo
1 H33 Hopper Funaro & Camerlengo
1 ND Cabin Car Funaro & Camerlengo
1 NDA Cabin Car Funaro & Camerlengo
1 NX23 Riding Car MoW Westerfield
6 N5 / N5B Cabin Car Bowser
3 N5C Cabin Car Bowser
1 TM8 Tank Car Funaro & Camerlengo
9 XL "Camp" Box Car MoW Westerfield
1 X23 Box Car Westerfield
2 X23 Box Car MoW Westerfield
1 X25A Box Car Westerfield
5 X28A Box Car Funaro & Camerlengo
6 X29B Box Car Funaro & Camerlengo
4 X29D Box Car WrightTRAK
1 X37 Box Car Funaro & Camerlengo
1 X37A Box Car Funaro & Camerlengo
6 X37B Box Car Funaro & Camerlengo
2 X38 Box Car Funaro & Camerlengo
1 W150B Derrick Tichy
     
2 B60 Baggage Car Bethlehem Car Works
1 B60A Baggage Car Bethlehem Car Works
1 B70 Scenery Car Bethlehem Car Works
2 B74 Horse Car Bethlehem Car Works
1 BM70K Baggage Mail Car Bethlehem Car Works
4 BM70M Baggage Mail Car Walthers (letter)
1 D78ED Coffee Shop Tavern Bachmann (kitbash)
1 D78F Diner Bachmann (kitbash)
1 D85AD Diner SOHO
2 D85C Diner Walthers (letter)
2 D85D Kitchen Dorm Walthers (letter)
1 M70B Mail Car Bethlehem Car Works
2 PB70 Combine Bachmann (kitbash)
1 POS21 Observation Sleeper Walthers (letter, detail)
1 POS211 Observation Sleeper Walthers (kitbash)
2 PS106 EAGLE Sleeper Hallmark (letter, detail)
4 PS106A RAPIDS Sleeper Walthers (letter, detail)
5 PS124 CREEK Sleeper Walthers (letter, detail)
1 PS125A BROOK Sleeper Rivarossi (letter, detail)
1 PS13L COLONIAL Lounge Sleeper Walthers (kitbash)
1 PS21A INN Sleeper Walthers (kitbash)
9 PS21B INN Sleeper Walthers (letter, detail)
5 PS442 IMPERIAL Sleeper Walthers (letter, detail)
4 R50B Express Reefer Walthers (letter, detail)
2 HW 12-1 Sleeper Walthers (letter, detail)
1 HW 28-1 Parlor Walthers (letter, detail)
1 HW 6-6- POPLAR Sleeper Bethlehem Car Works
1 HW 8-1-3 TOWER Sleeper Bethlehem Car Works
     
1 ATSF 4-4-2 Sleeper Walthers (letter, detail)
1 JESX Baggage Car Walthers
2 JESX Coach Walthers
4 JESX Sleeper Walthers
1 MP 10-6 EAGLE Sleeper Hallmark (letter, detail)
1 N&W 10-6 COUNTY Sleeper Walthers (letter, detail)
1 N&W B60B Baggage Car Walthers
1 NYC 10-6 RIVER Sleeper Walthers (letter, detail)
1 SP 10-6 Sleeper Walthers (letter, detail)
1 T&P 14-4 Sleeper Hallmark (letter, detail)
1 UP 10-6 PACIFIC Sleeper Walthers (letter, detail)
     
8 BRCX BW-1 Hopper Funaro & Camerlengo
2 BRCX GL Hopper Funaro & Camerlengo
1 BRCX GLCA Hopper Westerfield
3 H&BTM HT Hopper Westerfield
4 H&BTM G22 Gondola Westerfield
1 H&BTM NDA Caboose Funaro & Camerlengo
2 JESX Box Car Walthers
6 JESX Flat Car Walthers
1 JLSX Coal Tar Tank Car Funaro & Camerlengo
1 KTX Publicker Tank Car Tichy
4 PM Wide Vision Caboose Atlas
1 PM Transfer Caboose BlueFord Shops
1 RDG XM Box Car Funaro & Camerlengo
1 RDG XMV Box Car Funaro & Camerlengo
1 TVCX Flat Car Funaro & Camerlengo
     
1 H&BTM 2-8-0 Consolidation Broadway Limited (letter)
1 PM Alco FA-2 Life Like Proto 2000
1 PM Alco FB-2 Life Like Proto 2000
3 PM Alco S-2 Atlas
2 WPRR EMD F3A Stewart Hobbies

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Ryde

Station (MP 76.7)

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Bridge over Juniata River

ryde bridge 1908Ryde bridge in 1908. 

Ryde bridge 1937Ryde bridge in 1937.

 

"The Penn Family Lines" is a consortium of model railroads created by Robert Martin (deceased). Participation in The Penn Family Lines is open to any regular operator from Bob's Central Pennsylvania Railroad (CPRR) whose roadname contains "Pennsylvania".

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The Central Pennsylvania Railroad

The Central Pennsylvania Railroad (CPRR) was created by Bob Martin in 1973. The concept of the CPRR is that it is a privately owned railroad located in Central Pennsylvania with very close ties with the PRR. So close that the CPRR logo is the PRR keystone and the CPRR uses PRR locomotives and other equipment and the PRR has unreimbursable track rights on the CPRR.

The CPRR has entered into an operating agreement with the Western Maryland Railway and uses several pieces of WM equipment.

The CPRR generates and receives a considerable amount of freight traffic, operates local passenger train service, and is a bridge route for freight and passenger and freight traffic.

Locomotive Roster
 Num  Model Successor Assignment
 25  2-8-0 Consoidation D. Trone
 26  Gas Electric J. Mooney
 27   2-8-0 Consoidation D. Trone
 28  2-8-0 Consoidation D. Trone
37 EMD E7A C. Kadyk
 51  Alco S2 W. Francesco
52  Alco S1  
53  EMD SW9 D. Trone
54  EMD SW7  
57  EMD SW9 D. Trone
70 EMD GP9 D. Rohrbaugh
71  EMD GP7  
071  EMD GP7 M. Markle
72  EMD GP7  
73  EMD GP7  
073  EMD GP7 M. Markle
74  EMD GP7  
75  EMD GP7  
075  EMD GP9 White Rose Hobbies (dummy)
76  EMD GP7 M. Kaiser
77  EMD GP30  
78  EMD GP7 W. Francesco
078  EMD GP9 White Rose Hobbies (dummy)
79 EMD GP9 D. Rohrbaugh
 85  Alco RS-1 D. Trone
87  Alco RS-11 D. Trone
88  Alco RS-3  
89  Alco RS-3  
89  EMD F7A  
90  EMD F7A D. Trone
91  EMD F3A J. McConkey
91B  EMD F3B J. McConkey
92  EMD F7A T. King
93  EMD F7A T. King
94  EMD F7A  
95  EMD F7B  
99  EMD F3A  
99  EMD F7A  
99B  EMD F3B  
199  EMD F3A J. Britton
199B  EMD F3B J. Britton
2196  EMD GP30 C. Potter
2671 EMD ????? D. Trone
8638  EMD SW7 C. Kadyk

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The South Penn Railroad

The South Pennsylvania Railroad (SPN) was created by Dave Rohrbaugh.

 South Penn Railroad Condensed Roster
 60 series  Diesel, Switchers
 7100 series  Diesel, Road Switchers
 100 series NM Caboose
 1-4  RS Reefers, "Izzie's Diner"
 200 series  RS Reefers
 300 series  LO Hoppers, Covered
 2300 series  XM Box Cars

 

The West Penn Railroad

The West Penn Railroad was created by Dave Trone.

The Pennsylvania Midland Railroad

The Pennsylvania Midland Railroad (PMRR) was created by Jerry Britton.

The Pennsylvania & New England Railroad

The Pennsylvania & New England Railroad was created by Charles Kadyk.

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Mount Union

Mount Union Huntingdon County taken from the Kistler side of the Juniata River some time prior to 1936Mount Union prior to 1936.   

Bridge over Juniata River

Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Croghan Pike (522) and Juniata River on Norfolk Southern (former PRR).

Built 1906 by PRR, reinforced with concrete by Conrail ca. 1980.

This bridge has six segmental arch spans, each 100' long and 58' wide. The center pier's width was increased 20' making it 8' wider than the others which balances the classic aesthetic rules by giving it an easily identifiable center.

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Passenger Station * (MP 86.7)

Pennsylvania Railroad Depot in the town of Mt. Union Huntingdon County in the early 1900s Pennsylvania Railroad Station located in the town of Mt. Union Huntingdon County in 1908
Train Station in Mt. Union Huntingdon County in 1946  PRR Station
Pennsylvania Railroad Depot along Pennsylvania Avenue in the town of Mt. Union Huntingdon County in the early 1900sOriginal PRR station in town before main line bypassed downtown. mtunion 19701970 view of station.

 

E. A. Beaver Co. (MP 86.7)

   

Harbison-Walker Co. (MP 86.7)

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Harbison Walker 3 Dinky Bridge in Mt. Union Huntingdon County
Harbison Walker Refractories Co Mount Union PA Harbison Waler 1988

Transfer & Freight Station (MP 86.8)

   

Public Track (MP 86.9)

   

Station -- Transfer E. B. T. R. R. -- N. G. (MP 87.0)

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General Refractories Co. No. 1 (MP 87.1)

Aerial view of the town of Mt. Union General Refractories Houses Mount Union PA 1990Company houses, 1990.

Scales (MP 87.1)

   

Mt. Union Wood Preserving Plant (MP 87.2)

Pennsylvania Railroad Creosoting Plant located in Mt. Union   

North American Refractories Co. No. 1 (MP 87.2)

North American Refractories bottom center and General Refractories top right in Mt. Union  North American Refractories
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Jackson Power House (MP 87.3)

   

JACKS Tower

JACKS  

POTUS ON PENNSY -- NEW FOR 2019!

An exploration of the glory days of transporting the POTUS (President of the United States) by rail. Discussion includes the Ferdinand Magellan, an armored rail car modified just for the task. A deep dive will focus on one specific trip over the Pennsylvania and the Bellefonte Central railroads.

Scheduled for the PRRT&HS Northern Central Chapter meeting on September 8th 2019; tentatively scheduled for RPM EAST in March 2020 and the PRRT&HS Annual Meeting in May 2020.

THE PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD'S YORK HAVEN LINE

A look at the pair of dual track main lines that ran from Wago Junction, Pa., to BANKS tower at Marysville, Pa,

Presented at the PRRT&HS Northern Central Chapter meeting in April 2012 and the PRRT&HS Annual Meeting in May 2012.

In The Works...

THE PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD'S MAIN LINE AT LEWISTOWN AND THE LEWISTOWN SECONDARY

A presentation of the history and infrastructure of the Pennsylvania Railroad's Middle Division at Lewistown, Pa., its yard there, and the Lewistown Secondary heading east from there. Discussion will include the speaker's modeling based on available information on the prototype.

THE PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD'S MILROY SECONDARY

A presentation of the history and infrastructure of the Pennsylvania Railroad's Milroy Secondary out of Lewistown, Pa.. Discussion will include the speaker's modeling based on available information on the prototype.

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Granville Bridge

The following description is from the Library of Congress (HAER No. PA-534):

Heading west from Harrisburg in 1847, Chief Engineer J. Edgar Thomson surveyed a route for the Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR) that more or less followed the Pennsylvania Canal over the Allegheny Mountains on its way to Pittsburgh. The canal remained on the Juniata River's north bank, which was usually too narrow for the railroad to share. Thomson's route therefore used the south bank from the Juniata's mouth to Lewistown, a distance of about fifty five miles.

 

Between Lewistown and Granville, however, a difficult curve in the river made the north bank more favorable. Two long bridges across the river slowed the westward progress of construction, so from 1 September to 24 December 1849, Lewistown was the end of the line.

On the latter date, the first of a succession of structures known as the Granville Bridge opened to traffic. Located 1.25 miles west of Lewistown, it carried a single track on five 120'-0" wooden Howe truss spans. The first Granville Bridge was destroyed by fire and rebuilt in February 1855.

 

A decade later, an unknown contractor erected new two-track iron deck trusses on extensions of the existing stone piers. As part of PRR main line improvements in 1887, the spans were replaced with stronger trusses. Historic photographs show that these were doubleintersection Pratt deck trusses. Eye-bars comprising the diagonal and lower chord members were definitely wrought iron; tubular vertical members with elaborate end connections were likely cast. Shortly thereafter, PRR completed third and fourth tracks from the Susquehanna River to the east end of the Granville Bridge, but the two-track bridges at Rockville and Granville continued to limit capacity at either end of this segment. During the spring floods of 1889, the broad Susquehanna failed to dislodge the Rockville Bridge from its piers, but the narrower and faster-flowing Juniata took out four of the Granville Bridge's five spans. Using a combination of new and salvaged trusses, PRR crews managed to put the bridge back in service. Neither the Rockville nor the Granville bridge would last long into the twentieth century, however, as PRR sought to eliminate these two-track bottlenecks from its main line.

 

The current four-track stone arch bridge at Granville, like the much longer structure at Rockville, reflects PRR's monumental capital investment and desire for "permanent" structures in the early twentieth century. Although Chief Engineer William H. Brown had designed stone arches as early as 1887 at Johnstown, it was a flurry of masonry construction between 1900 and 1906 that earned him a reputation as the railroad's "stone man." Under the leadership of President Alexander J. Cassatt, PRR spent record amounts tunneling under the Hudson River into New York City, separating passenger and freight traffic in eastern Pennsylvania, and upgrading its main line to four tracks across the state. As part of the improvements, Brown and his staff designed notably long and expensive stone arch bridges over the Delaware, Juniata, Raritan, and Susquehanna rivers. The Granville Bridge is significant as a well-preserved example of a medium-length structure built during this period in the railroad's history.

 

It is unclear which of Brown's staff might have designed the Granville Bridge, which was built during the 1905 construction season. Many of its details resemble those of the Rockville Bridge completed three years earlier, pointing to design standards for stone arch spans. Even if standards existed, it would have been necessary for a knowledgeable engineer to adapt them to local conditions. The Granville Bridge is possibly the work of Assistant Engineer Alexander C. Shand, who succeeded Brown as Chief Engineer in 1906 and played a large role in construction of another bridge at Mount Union. A plaque on the Granville Bridge lists the names of Brown, Shand, and Assistant Engineer F. M. Sawyer, who supervised construction. The contractor, Eyre Construction Co. of Philadelphia, also receives credit on the plaque.

 

The Granville Bridge is 56'-0" wide and has eight segmental stone arch spans, each 70'-0" long. Most of the piers are 8'-0" wide, but the middle pier is 16'-0", bringing the total length to 624'-0" between abutments. At Rockville, wider piers occur at intervals to resist unbalanced thrust from an incomplete structure, providing convenient stopping points between construction seasons. The much shorter Granville Bridge was completed in a single year, so its wider middle pier probably serves more of an aesthetic function. With an even number of spans, the bridge has no easily identified center. The subtle difference in width draws the eye to the middle pier and balances the composition. Further emphasis is provided by corbeled projections from the spandrel walls at mid-span, providing 3'-0" by 16'-0" safety niches on either side. These features have a trapezoidal shape in elevation, echoing PRR's trademark keystone.

 

The Granville Bridge's construction sequence is not well-documented, but because of similar conditions in the Susquehanna and Juniata rivers, can be interpolated with reasonable certainty from the Rockville Bridge. All of the Granville Bridge's piers are founded on rock, which lies just below the shallow river's bottom. As with the Rockville Bridge, the arch rings were probably constructed on wooden truss falsework standing in the river bed. In both bridges, the 42"-thick rings consist of cut-stone voussoirs that contrast with rough ashlar spandrel walls and pier faces. The arches are segmental, with a radius of 40'-7-l/2" and a rise 20'-0" from springing to crown. In his description of PRR structures at Lewistown, historian James J. D. Lynch, Jr., states that the Granville Bridge was built in longitudinal halves, with the westbound tracks "supported in part on the stone piers of the 1889 Bridge." It may be true that each ring was built in longitudinal halves, using the same falsework twice, as with the Rockville Bridge.

 

Neither structure re-used the stone piers of its predecessor, however. At Granville, the old piers still stand upstream of the present bridge. After completing the arch rings, the contractor would have constructed spandrel walls and haunches, which reduce the amount of fill necessary to provide a level rail bed at 7-0" above the arch crowns. Unlike the unreinforced concrete haunches found at Rockville, as-built drawings of the Granville Bridge show a "grouted rubble backing," which was probably a less expensive material.

 

Maintenance records indicate alterations in 1927 and 1950. It is unclear on which of these dates steel tie rods were added to the bridge's exterior. This was no doubt done to stop spreading of the spandrel walls and longitudinal cracking in the arch rings. Coping stones have been covered with reinforced concrete on the upstream side of the bridge. Nonetheless, the Granville Bridge appears today much as it did in 1905. It remains in active service, carrying freight and Amtrak passenger trains.

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Mays Bridge

Stone arch bridge, built 1905-06 by Pennsylvania RR; concrete reinforcements added by Conrail in 1980s/1990s

Original wooden 5-span Linville Truss ca. 1860, replaced by cast iron Whipple deck truss ca. 1870; washed out 1889, replaced by another bridge.

Total length: 630.0 ft.

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Granville

Station (MP 64.4)

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Huntingdon

Juniata Supply Co. (MP 96.8)

Penna. Edison Co. No. 2 (MP 96.9)

Public Track and Reeves-Parvin Co. (MP 96.9)

Station (MP 97.0)

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Huntingdon Station photo E.03.12 HBT train at Union Depot
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Pennsylvania Railroads Passenger Station in Huntingdon in October of 1965  

Junc. H. & B. T. M. R. R. 

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Huntingdon

Long Siding (MP 98.2)

HUNT Tower

   
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Huntingdon Ice  

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Huntingdon

J. C. Blair Co. (MP 97.3)

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J.C. Blair post card  
   

David E. Strait (MP 97.4)

Public Track (MP 97.4)

Public Track and S. D. Straight & Son (MP 97.5)

Libby-Owens Fibre Glass Co. (MP 97.9)

Weiner Warehouse Co. (MP 98.5)

   

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Huntingdon

Shop Car Siding (MP 98.8)

 

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Hawstone

The tiny hamlet of Hawstone was named for Haws Refractory Co., a fire brick manufacturer located there from 1910-66. Actual factory ruins are hard to find but the stone from which the bricks were made can be easily found throughout the narrow valley.

Haws' Refractories Co. No. 1 (MP 55.6)

Station (MP 55.9)

Haws' Refractories Co. No. 2 (MP 56.2)

Spruce Creek

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Spruce Creek

Tunnels

Sprice Creek tunnel 19381938.   
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SPRUCE Tower

   

Station (MP 109.2)

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Mr. Chairman, Board Members, Employes and Stockholders,

The Office of the Chief Engineer is pleased to share with you this report of construction progress on the Pennsylvania Railroad, Middle Division, as of the end of the Second Quarter, 2019:

Middle Division Construction Progress
Location Surveying
(benchwork)
Track Final Grading
(scenery)
Operational
(est., act.)
Middle Division Main Line
 Harrisburg/Enola (staging) 100%  100%  N/A Q2 2014
 WALL Interlocking 100%  100%  N/A Q2 2014
 Lewistown Junction (XA ) 100%  100%  40% Q1 2014
 LEWIS Interlocking 100%  100%  10% Q1 2015
 Ryde (268-270) 100%  100%  25% Q4 2014
 Vineyard (272) (stairway underpass) 100%  100%  N/A Q2 2014
 JACKS Interlocking 100%  100%  N/A Q3 2014
 Altoona (staging) 100%  100%  N/A Q3 2014
Lewistown Secondary
 Lewistown Junction (XA) 100%  80%  0% Q1 2017 
 Juniata Helix 100%  100%  N/A Q3 2013
 Lewistown (LN) 100%  80%  0% Q1 2017
 Furnace Branch Siding (LN) 0%  0%  0% Future Expansion
   Milroy Secondary
 Lewistown (LN) 100%  100%  50% Q3 2016
 Kishacoquillas Helix 100%  100%  N/A Q3 2015
 Lewistown (3902) 100%  100%  25% Q2 2016
 Menzies (3903, stairway overpass) 100%  100%  50% Q2 2015
 Burnham (3904, west half) 100%  85%  0% Q2 2015
 Burnham (3904, east half) 100%  100%  10% Q4 2013
      Standard Steel Company 100%  10% 0% TBD
 Yeagertown (3905) 100%  85% 10% Q1 2013
 Mann's Narrows (3906) 100%  100%  100% Q3 2013
 KV Junction (3907) 50% 50%  10% Q3 2013
 Reedsville (3907) 0%  0%  0% Future Expansion
 Honey Creek (3908) 0%  0%  0% Future Expansion
 Naginey (3911) 0%  0%  0% Future Expansion
 Milroy (3912) 100%  100%  10% Q1 2016
Susquehanna Division: Selinsgrove Secondary
 Selinsgrove (staging) 100%  0%  N/A TBD
Pennsylvania Midland

 Northward Relay Tracks (staging)

0% 0% N/A Future Expansion
 Everett 50% 0% 0% Future Expansion
​ Black Valley 50% 20% 0% Future Expansion
 Southward Relay Tracks (staging) 0% 0% N/A Future Expansion
 Flintstone 0% 0% 0% Future Expansion