work train

Impediment to Operations | In Progress

Main Line


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


ballast, ad hoc scenery


QC operation

Lewistown Secondary

Lewistown Junction (XA)

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)

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

Milroy Secondary

Lewistown (LN)

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

Everett Terminal

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

Everett Yard (future)

JMRI Projects

1980s-style CTC panel (CATS)

US&S-style LEWIS tower panel (PanelPro)

JACKS repeater panel (PanelPro)

WALL repeater panel (PanelPro)

LEWIS repeater panel (PanelPro)

Timetable (Timetable)

Supporting Infrastructure

Remote mainline cabs

Physical dwarf signals

Physical bridge signals

Phone system

The position of LEWIS Operator is conducive to remote operations, as are Main Line Crews #1#2#3, and #4.

Several technologies are available to facilitate these operations, as follows:

For the Operator role:

Testing pending...

Zoom is used to provide a remote view of the tower panel and provide remote communications.

Superintendent Tasks: Operator Tasks:
Schedule Zoom call.  
Join Zoom call from Operator's workstation and share screen. Join Zoom call.
Delegate Zoom control of Operator's workstation to remote Operator. Confirm control of Operator's workstation.


For the Main Line Crew roles:

Testing pending...

Crews will use WiThrottle (iOS) or EngineDriver (Android) on a smart phone or tablet to control their train.

Superintendent Tasks: Operator Tasks:
   Join Zoom call and pin Operator's workstation screen to full size so you can see the entire panel.
more to come more to come




EFFECTIVE January 16, 2021


Welcome to the Pennsylvania Railroad's Middle Division!

Congratulations on signing on; we wish you the best during your tenure as an operator on the line.

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1956 h10s ready 1956 i1s 4233
1956 m1a 6769 1957 lewistown ready
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ltwnalcoRH M1 6811 Lewistown 1956
Pennsylvania Railroad engine 1770 an H 9S 2 8 0 Consolidated in Lewistown Mifflin County on August 29 1953jpg PRR6744LewistownPA123156gf
IMG 1434 Buildings behind station and along secondary. IMG 1435
IMG 1648 IMG 1649
IMG 1650 IMG 1651
IMG 1652 IMG 1653
IMG 1654 IMG 1656
IMG 1658 P1010430
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P1010443 P1010444
P1010445 P1010449
P1010450 P1010451
P1010452 P1010453
P1010454 Former Viscose site. P1010455
P1010456 P1010457
P1010458 P1010459
P1010460 P1010461
P1010462 P1010463
P1010464 P1010467
P1010465 Meanwhile, back in the yard... the turntable is still in place. You can see the arch in the distance. P1010466
P1010468 P1010469
P1010470 P1010471
P1010472 P1010473


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
 Alco RS-3 Phase I  AS16m    Bowser
 Alco RS-3 Phase I  
 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 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
 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
P1010552 Hoffman Company warehouse -- the one listed as a landmark; not rail-served. P1010553
P1010554 P1010556
P1010555 P1010510 The building currently on the site of The Texas Company/Jackson's Wharf.
P1010511 P1010541
P1010512 The back side of the Mann Axe site. P1010513
P1010516 P1010517
P1010514 View from Dorcas Street down the former right-of-way towards the Lewistown Secondary. The building at center left would have been built after the removal of the track. The building at center-right would have been part of the Hoffman Company. P1010515
P1010542 View from the Hoffman Company site back towards Dorcas Street. P1010543 View from the Hoffman Company site towards the Lewistown Secondary, which is just to the left of the grey house (center) which is on Depot Street. Again, the building at left must have been built after the track was removed.
P1010544 This building is a remnant of the Hoffman Company. P1010545
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P1010550 P1010551
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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 Fourth Quarter, 2020:

Middle Division Construction Progress
Location Surveying
Track Final Grading
(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%  50% 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
P1010561 Former coal yard on the right. There was once a siding here. P1010562
P1010566 P1010567
P1010568 P1010571
P1010572 P1010564
P1010565 P1010563
P1010569 P1010570
P1010573 Looking westward from the Atlantic Refining site. P1010574 Looking eastward from the Atlantic Refining site, which would have been on the left where the church is now.
P1010575 Former Supplee building. P1010576
P1010577 P1010580 Looking westward across Bridge 0.51.
P1010581 View eastward. P1010578
P1010579 P1010582
P1010583 Next view westward. P1010584 View eastward.
P1010585 Unknown what came across these piers!  


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A selection of railfanning shots on the main line at Lewistown...

P1010488 P1010489
P1010490 kishacoquillas valley railroad 1937 hagley archive
lewistown fire truck 1954 P1010491 This building, opposite the hotel, was once a parking garage.
P1010492 P1010493
P1010494 P1010495
P1010496 After being a garage, apparently the building was home to the Lewistown Paper Co.  P1010497
P1010498 P1010499
P1010500 P1010501
P1010502 P1010503
P1010504Now down at the location of the former Mann Axe plant. P1010505
P1010506 P1010507
P1010508 P1010509
P1010520 P1010521 Looking east from Depot Street. The freight station would have been where the bank drive-through is on the left. 
P1010522 P1010523 Looking west. The head house of the freight station is ahead on the right.
P1010524 P1010525 The passenger station was just ahead on the left.
P1010526 Despite the large freight doors, this building was never rail-served. P1010527
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P1010530 P1010531
P1010532 The "Group One" buildings that remain behind the former freight station location. They were not rail-served. P1010533
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P1010536 P1010537
P1010538 P1010539
P1010540 P1010557 Looking westward from the former S&L line.
P1010558 Looking eastward on the former S&L line. P1010559 Looking westward from the Milroy line.
P1010559 Looking eastward on the Milroy line.