- Hits: 895
Impediment to Operations | In Progress
3 switch machines, control panel, car card box, filler ties, paint track, paint ground, cinders, ballast, backdrop, ad hoc scenery
land forms, filler ties, paint track, paint ground, cinders, ballast, water, fascia, car card box, backdrop, ad hoc scenery
ad hoc scenery
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)
filler ties, paint track, paint ground, move backdrop, 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
land forms, backdrop, water, replace fascia, ad hoc scenery
Lewistown Junction (XA)
t/s 1 short, control panel, scale track, QC operation, filler ties, paint track, land forms, paint ground, cinders, ballast, roundhouse track and power, ad hoc scenery
Lewistown Junction (XA)
QC operation, land forms, paint ground, cinders, ballast, ad hoc scenery
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
ballast, ad hoc scenery
Pennsylvania Midland Railroad
Northward Relay Yard
subroadbed, track, track power, switch machines
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)
Cumberland (staging) (future)
Juniata / Kishacoquillas Helixes Occupancy Panel
LEWIS PanelPro panel
JACKS PanelPro panel
WALL PanelPro panel
JACKS repeater panel
WALL repeater panel
Milroy Secondary magnet board
Everett PanelPro panel
Everett window finishing
- Hits: 760
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||F28 Flat Car||Funaro & Camerlengo|
|1||F29 Flat Car||Funaro & Camerlengo|
|1||F33 Flat Car||Funaro & Camerlengo|
|1||F34 Flat Car||Funaro & Camerlengo|
|8||G28 Gondola||Funaro & Camerlengo|
|3||G29 Gondola||Funaro & Camerlengo|
|11||GLCA Hopper||Funaro & Camerlengo|
|1||GLE Hopper||Funaro & Camerlengo|
|4||GR Gondola||Funaro & Camerlengo|
|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|
|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)|
|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|
|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|
|1||H&BTM 2-8-0 Consolidation||Broadway Limited (letter)|
|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||PM Alco FA-2||Life Like Proto 2000|
|1||PM Alco FB-2||Life Like Proto 2000|
|3||PM Alco S-2||Atlas|
|1||RDG XM Box Car||Funaro & Camerlengo|
|1||TVCX Flat Car||Funaro & Camerlengo|
|2||WPRR EMD F3A||Stewart Hobbies|
- Hits: 2491
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.
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.
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.
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.
- Hits: 1237
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|
|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 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|
|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|
Northward Relay Tracks (staging)
| Black Valley||50%||20%||0%||Future Expansion|
|Southward Relay Tracks (staging)||0%||0%||N/A||Future Expansion|
- Hits: 2500
Mifflin Sand Company
The Mifflin Sand Company was located on the north side of the main tracks. It was listed as Mifflin Sand Company in the 1923 CT1000. It was listed as McVeytown (Quarry) in the 1900 CT1000 as location 264.
- Hits: 306
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.
Tentatively scheduled for the PRRT&HS Northern Central Chapter meeting in September 2019, 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.
- Hits: 352
The Chief Engineer is pleased to report progress on the construction of the Pennsylvania Railroad Middle Division in HO scale. Work was hampered early on by illness that plagued the track crew for five weeks. A sprint to the finish of the quarter saw the completion of two out of three goals.
Milroy was made operational on the Milroy Secondary.
- Hits: 1309
|Series||Represented||Type||Prototype Notes||Model Notes|
|50-69 series||TBD, TBD, TBD||Alco S-2||Atlas|
|Diesel Road Switchers|
|70-79 series||Alco RS-3||Atlas|
|80-89 series||Alco RSD-5||Atlas|
|Diesel Cab Units|
|90-99 series||TBD||Alco FA2||Proto|
|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|
|1830, 1862, 1898||HT Hopper, Steel, 70 ton||
10, leased from Virginian & Ohio1, 2
|AccuRail 7500 Series 70-Ton Offset Side Triple Hopper|
|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|
|100-199 series||TBD||Rail Motor Car||Bachmann Spectrum|
|TBD||Trailer Car||Bachmann Spectrum|
|1||TBD||Business Car||Bachmann Spectrum|
|200-209 series||TBD, TBD,
1 Not for interchange.
2 Hoppers leased pending arrival of new hoppers.
|Series||Represented||Type||Prototype Notes||Model Notes|
|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
|100||Gas Powered Coach|
|100||Plow||Russell Snow Plow|
|100-103||NE Caboose||#102, Ex-Army staff car|
|Series||Represented||Type||Prototype Notes||Model Notes|
|Broadway Limited Imports|
|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|
|5436||RPO||Ex-PRR class MBM62 #5436|
|Baggage||Ex-PRR class B60b|
|15-17||TBD||NE Caboose||Ex-PRR class ND|
- Hits: 1295
"A Modeler's Life" Podcast
"The Kelly Questions" released September 10, 2018.
"A Modeler's Life" Podcast
"Interview" released May 7, 2018.
"2016 Annual Meeting Models – 2"
On page 18, a photo and description of my mid-train lounge "bash" of class PS6L Sumac Falls. This was part of a PRR-Pro project.
"Building the PRR Middle Division: Mann's Narrows and My Take On SuperTrees"
The first finished part of the model railroad, which earned me the Scenery AP certificate. Pages 9-12.
"Building the PRR Middle Division: Yeagertown and Control Panels"
The Yeagertown location and my approach to control panels. Pages 10-12.
"Building the PRR Middle Division: Introduction"
Narrative overview of the model railroad's concept and plan. Pages 7-9.
- Hits: 3326
The following databases have been restored from the former Keystone Crossings web site:
- Hits: 1318
The Society's mission is to further scholarly learning and interest in the Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR) and its predecessor companies by stimulating and encouraging the collecting, researching, recording and preserving of all technical, historical and practical information concerning the PRR and to make this information available to interested persons in appropriate ways, such as publications, meetings, and the maintenance of a research archive. In addition, the Society hopes to further accurate modeling.
I currently serve on the Society's Modeling Committee, working with manufacturers to produce accurate PRR models.
I have served as chapter president, vice president, webmaster, and as a volunteer in the hosting of annual meetings.
I have served as a volunteer in the hosting of annual meetings.
I have served as the chapter's webmaster.
The National Model Railroad Association (NMRA), an organization of model railroaders, advances the worldwide scale model railroading community through education and standards as well as advocacy and fellowship.
The Mid-Eastern Region (MER) is one of seventeen Regions within NMRA. The MER includes Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, and the District of Columbia, plus parts of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and North Carolina. There are about 2,000 members in the MER. MER activities include at least one convention each year – normally in the fall.
I have served as a director of the Division and as chair of the Events Committee. I have served as a volunteer in the annual model railroad open house event.
The principal purpose of the Operations Special Interest Group (OPSIG) is to discuss, develop and disseminate ways of operating model railroads to realistically emulate practices of the prototype.
The Great Scale Model Train Show for over 28 years has provided a marketplace for everyone who enjoys building, operating, or simply watching scale model railroads. It's the largest show in the country dedicated to "scale" model trains, -- model trains that are intended to be reasonably accurate scale models. Merchandise at the shows includes all the common scales from Z to large scale. And there's much more than just the trains -- shop for scenery, tools, electronics, parts, videos, books, buildin supplies, software, display cases... everything you could want to make your hobby more enjoyable! Held quarterly in Timonium, Md.
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