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Control Panels

At each local switching location there is a fascia control panel with a diagram of the local trackage. Industries are labeled alongside their corresponding sidings. 

The current route of switch is indicated by an LED on the closed route of the switch on the diagram. "Touch" the LED and the switch will throw and the LED will change color. A green indicates the switch is normal; red indicates thrown. (Unfortunately, the LED colors do not photograph well.)

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Locations with only a switch or two may have recessed "cup" toggle LED's in lieu of a control panel:

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Crews shall always return switches to their normal positions prior to leaving the area.

Sort Rails

At each local switching location there is a sort rail upon which crews may sort car cards/waybills and plan their switching moves.

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Car Card Boxes

At each local switching location there is a car card box with three slots -- labeled Inbound, Load/Unload, and Outbound. A PRR Keystone emblem contains the designation of the switching location from the CT1000: List of Reportable Locations.

Switch crews shall place into the Inbound slot the cards for cars that they have delivered to the destination customer indicated on the waybill.

Cars for delivery may include a dedicated less-than-carload car for delivery to a local freight station or public delivery track -- treat it as above. If there is not a dedicated LCL car for the location and the train is carrying a "roaming" LCL car, check its LCL waybills for any deliveries for the location. If there are deliveries, there will be an unloading time indicated on the waybill; that dwell time should be simulated. The LCL waybill should be removed from the car card and be placed in the Inbound box; the car card and other LCL waybills stay with the train.

Between shifts, the Freight Agent will move car cards from the Inbound slot to the Load/Unload slot where they will remain while the car is loaded/unloaded. The Freight Agent will also move car cards from the Load/Unload slot to the Outbound slot once they are fully loaded/unloaded and are ready for pickup.

Switch crews shall pickup cars whose cards are in the Outbound slot and shall add the cards to their train packet. 

Cars for pickup may include a dedicated less-than-carload car from a freight station -- treat it as above. If there is not a dedicated LCL car for the location and the train is carrying a "roaming" LCL car, check for LCL waybills in the Outbound box. If there are outbounds, there will be a loading time indicated on the waybill; that dwell time should be simulated. The LCL waybill should be added to the car card with other LCL waybills and stay with the train.

If the number of pickups exceeds the limit for the train, the priority of pickup shall be loaded cars (perishables first), foreign road empty cars, then home road empty cars.

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Throttle Holders

Velcro throttle holders are located at many places on the fascia, typically with throttle jacks: 

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Drink Holders

Please do not place drinks on the surface of the model railroad. Fold up holders are available on the fascia:

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1955 Regional Map

1955 div reorg map

1941 Division Map

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Altoona to Harrisburg.

Listed in 9/54 ETT; info from 1959.

Makeup:

1) Loads and empty cars of Harrisburg-Reading Company Classification.

2) Loads and empty cars for Harrisburg and Philadelphia Region Main Line points to Middletown, Pa. inclusive, and including Lebanon Branch points, but excluding cars for the Reading Co. at Harrisburg subject to movement in Block 1.

3) Fillout, when necessary, of mineral freight only, which may consist of a solid Block of either Harsimus Cove (Berwind White) or AC-10 (Baltimore Classification, export only).

Train M-20 represents not only itself, but also trains AC-10 and M-10.

AC-10

Altoona to Baltimore.

Listed in 9/54 ETT; info from 1959.

Makeup:

1) Loads and empty cars of Harrisburg-Reading Co. Classification.

2) Loads and empty cars for Harrisburg and Philadelphia Region Main Line points to Middletown, Pa., inclusive, and including Lebanon Branch points, but excluding cars for Reading Co. at Harrisburg subject to movement in Block 1.

3) Mineral freight only for Canton Piers - Baltimore for dumping.

M-10

Altoona to Enola.

Listed in 9/54 ETT; info from 1959.

Makeup:

1) Coal for Philadelphia Electric Company, Eddystone.

2) Freight originating at Altoona and received at that point in local service for Enola and beyond, including export coal for Philadelphia, but excepting merchandise and freight entitled to movement in trains AC-10 and BL-34, and exclusive of Block 1.

PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD – MIDDLE DIVISION
EMPLOYEE TIMETABLE – SOMETIME IN THE EARLY 1950'S

Freight times at LEWIS  are estimated as half the running time between BANKS and ANTIS.
Times in bold are PM.
Mineral trains and extras are not shown and will run at the discretion of the dispatcher.
Locals on the Lewistown and Milroy secondaries are extras and will run at the discretion of the LEWIS tower operator.
Train symbols followed by a symbol in parenthesis are represented by the symbol in parenthesis.
Trains with grey backgrounds are not modeled.
Sequences on different tracks run independent of one another.

* No consist information available. Listed in September 1954 Middle Division Employee Timetable; not in Arranged Freight Schedule or elsewhere.
** Saturdays and/or Sundays only.
*** Listed in 9/54 ETT; info from 1959.

TRAIN Track ANTIS
JACKS
  LEWIS
  PORT
BANKS
       
Altoona Mount Union Lewistown Newport Enola
Harrisburg
Milroy Northumberland
FIRST TRICK        
S-70 LS
S&L
      7:00
Orig.
>           3:00
AG-12* 3 3:30      7:00 >   10:30         
M-20 2 2:00     7:00 >   11:59         
PG-6 (M-16 2 5:00     7:30 >   10:00         
PG-4* 3 4:00      7:30 >   11:00        
70 1 7:15 8:05    8:28
8:30
> 9:08  9:30         
85** 4  11:25 9:48
9:53 
< 9:13
9:18
  8:27
8:30
8:05        
13 (95) 4 12:10  10:20
10:25 
< 9:45
9:50
  8:58
9:02 
8:30         
GRE-2 (M-16 2 7:45      9:45 >   11:45         
STON-1 LS
MS
      10:30
Orig.
>       11:45    
14 (70) 1 9:00  10:10
10:15
  10:38
10:50
> 11:35  12:00        
 PG-1 (VL-7) 3  1:15   < 11:15      9:15         
PG-2 (M-16 2  9:00     11:22 >   1:45        
CG-2 2 9:35      11:35  >   1:35        
95 4  1:10  12:01 < 11:38    11:02   10:41        
VL-2 (CG-2 2  9:50     11:55  >   2:00         
32 (70 1 10:47 11:35    11:57  > 12:28  12:47        
VL-7 3 2:00    < 12:15     10:30        
ED-2 (M-16 2  10:15     12:15  >   2:15        
M-22 1   9:15   12:45
Term. 
>            
25 4 2:16  1:18  < 12:50
12:55
  12:22  12:02         
54 (70) 1 11:49 12:37    12:59
1:00
> 1:35  1:54        
M-16 2 9:00      1:00
Work
>   5:00         
VC-1 (M-9) 3 3:00    < 1:15     11:30        
M-19 4     < 2:00
Term. 
  10:30          
 CFW-5 (M-9) 3 4:15    < 2:22      12:30         
SECOND TRICK
M-26 2 7:00     3:00
Term. 
>            
72 (70) 1 1:49  2:41    3:04
3:05
> 3:45 4:07        
75 (25 4 4:45   3:48 < 3:26   2:55  2:35         
FW-8 2 2:15     3:52  >   5:30        
SW-30 (M-16)   2 2:00      4:00  >   6:00         
S-71 S&L
LS
    < 4:00
Term.
            8:00
33 (61 4 5:52  5:03  < 4:41    4:10  3:51         
74
(70
1 4:49  5:37    5:59
6:00
> 6:35  6:55        
ED-4 (M-16) 2 5:00      6:30  >   8:00         
STON-2 MS
LS
    < 6:30
Term. 
        3:30    
 ED-3 (M-9 3 8:55    < 6:58     5:00         
 WC-1 3 8:30   < 7:00     5:30        
NW-82  2 5:15      7:15 >   9:15         
23  1 8:56 7:49
7:52
< 7:22
7:27
  6:54  6:35         
PG-5  3 9:30    < 7:30     5:30         
 BFW-9 3 10:00    < 7:52     5:45         
NW-86  2  6:00     8:00 >   10:00         
HP-1  3 11:00    < 8:00     5:00         
PF-1  3 9:45    < 8:00     6:15         
PG-10  2  5:45     8:15 >   10:45        
 CIN-2 2  6:15     8:15 >   10:15         
46  1 7:04 7:56
7:58
  8:23
8:28
> 9:04 9:32        
SW-1  3 10:30    < 8:37     6:45         
LCL-2  2 7:15      8:45 >   10:15         
NL-5  3  11:00   < 9:00     7:00         
NS-2 2 6:45      9:15 >    11:45        
49 4 10:36   9:48 < 9:26   8:55  8:36        
VL-9  3 11:30    < 9:30     7:30         
59 4 10:50  10:02  < 9:40   9:09  8:50         
41  4 11:02 10:11  < 9:49   9:17 8:58        
69 4 11:12 10:22  < 10:00   9:28  9:09        
SW-8  2  8:00     10:07 >   12:15        
29  4 11:23 10:34  < 10:12   9:40  9:21        
 CG-8 2  8:30     10:30 >    12:30        
M-9 3 3:00   < 10:30
Work
    6:00        
18 1 9:12 10:09   10:33
10:39
> 11:18 11:47        
 CE-1 3 1:15   < 10:37     8:00         
21 4 12:02  11:10  < 10:42
10:47
  10:13  9:54        
31 4 12:12 11:20  < 10:52
10:57
  10:23 10:04         
THIRD TRICK
PG-15  3 1:30   < 11:00     8:30        
NL-7 3 1:00   < 11:00     9:00         
CS-8  2 9:15      11:07 >   1:00        
CE-8  2 9:00     11:15 >   1:30         
TP-3  3 2:15   < 11:30     8:45         
4 12:44  11:55  < 11:33   11:02 10:43         
 WPB-2 2 10:00      12:00 >   2:00         
3 4 1:34  12:43   < 12:21   11:02  10:43         
39 4 1:56 1:06 < 12:44   12:12  11:53        
71  4 2:23 1:20  < 12:58   12:26  12:07         
CE-2 2 11:15      1:15 >   3:15        
EC-17  3 3:30   < 1:37     11:45         
22  1  12:34 1:22    1:45 > 2:18   2:39        
 PL-5 3 4:00    < 2:00     12:01         
66  1 1:11  2:03    2:26
2:28
> 3:09  3:34         
NW-88  3 12:30      2:45 >   5:00        
4 1 1:39  2:27    2:50 >  3:23 3:44         
67 4 4:08  3:18  < 2:56    2:24 2:05         
60 (28 1 1:49  2:37    3:00 > 3:33  3:55        
M-27 3 11:30   < 3:00
Orig.
             
35 (25 4 4:18  3:23  < 3:01   2:30  2:10         
36 (70 1 1:59 2:47    3:10 > 3:43  4:05         
86** 1 1:59  2:47    3:10  > 3:43  4:05         
CIN-1 (M-9 3 5:00    < 3:15     1:30        
SH-4 ????? 2 12:01      3:15 >   6:30        
38 (58) 1 2:11 2:59   3:21 > 3:54  4:15         
JC-5 ????? 3 6:00   < 3:30     1:00         
40 58) 1 2:30  3:18    3:40 > 4:13 4:32         
68 (58) 1 2:39  3:27    3:49 > 4:22  4:42         
48 (58) 1 2:49 3:37   3:59 > 4:32  4:51         
55 (25) 4 5:21  4:32  < 4:10   3:39  3:20        
58 1 3:10 3:58   4:19 > 4:52 5:10        
LCL-7 (LCL-3 3 6:00    < 4:30     3:00        
61 4 5:49  4:58  < 4:36    4:05 3:46        
87** 4 5:53  5:03  < 4:41    4:09 3:50         
M-23 4   8:15 < 4:45
Orig.
             
20 (28) 1 3:50  4:38    5:00 > 5:33  5:53        
YE-6* 2 2:00      5:00 >   8:00         
28 1 4:06  4:52    5:13 > 5:44 6:03        
LCL-1 (LCL-3 3 6:45    < 5:15     3:45         
11 (95) 4 6:45  5:48  < 5:26   4:55 4:35        
30 (28 1 4:18  5:06   5:28 > 6:01  6:21        
AC-10 (M-20 2  2:30     6:00 >   9:30        
M-18 1       6:00
Orig.
> 10:00          
M-24* 2 3:00      6:15 >   9:30         
M-10 (M-20 2 3:00      6:30 >    10:00        
BL-34*** 2 4:00      6:30 >   9:00         
2 1 5:24  6:12   6:33 > 7:06 7:24        
LCL-3 3 8:20      6:50     5:20         

STON-1

Lewistown to Milroy. Originates.

Listed in 1951 234-B.

STON-2

Milroy to Lewistown. Terminates.

Listed in 1951 234-B.

Enola to Altoona.

Listed in 9/54 ETT; info from 1959.

Consist - Freight for local points on Middle District as per makeup.

Makeup:

1) Tyrone.

2) Huntingdon.

3) Lewistown.

LEWISTOWN - Set off Block 3. Pick up as per makeup.

Train M-9 represents not only itself, but also trains VC-1, CFW-5, ED-3, and CIN-1.

VC-1

Enola to Cleveland -- "The Meteor".

Information from "Through Freight Train Schedules Between Principal Points", December 23, 1954.

Makeup:

1) Cleveland and beyond.

2) Akron-Barberton-Cuyahoga Falls.

3) "Conway Classification".

CFW-5

Camden (Pavonia) to Fort Wayne.

Information from "Through Freight Train Schedules Between Principal Points", December 23, 1954.

Makeup:

1) Indiscriminate.

ED-3

Enola to Detroit.

Information from "Through Freight Train Schedules Between Principal Points", December 23, 1954.

Makeup:

1) Toledo and beyond, loads and empties, indiscriminate.

2) "Conway Classification"

CIN-1

Enola to Cincinnati -- "The Rocket".

Information from "Through Freight Train Schedules Between Principal Points", December 23, 1954.

Makeup:

1) Loads and empties (indiscriminate) of "Cincinnati Classification".

2) Fillout, when required, to consist of cars of "Pitcairn Classification".

S-70

Lewistown to Northumberland. Originates.

Listed in 9/54 ETT; info in 1951 234-B.

S-71

Northumberland to Lewistown. Terminates.

Listed in 9/54 ETT; info in 1951 234-B.

Enola to East St. Louis -- "The Comet".

Information from "Through Freight Train Schedules Between Principal Points", December 23, 1954.

Makeup:

1) Bananas only "Columbus Classification"

2) "East St. Louis Classification".

3) Indianapolis (when necessary - as fillout).

Train VL-7 represents not only itself, but also train PG-1.

PG-1

Enola to Pitcairn.

Information from "Through Freight Train Schedules Between Principal Points", December 23, 1954.

Makeup:

1) Johnstown, Pa., merchandise and bananas only.

2) All cars within provisions of "Pitcairn Classification"; cars South Greensburg, incl, to Uniontown, incl, including Fairchance Branch; also Blownox, incl, to Springdale, incl, cars of Pittsburgh "Island Ave. Classification" and/or shipments that will not clear Conemaugh Division.

Altoona to Enola.

Listed in 9/54 ETT; info from 1959.

Consist - Freight for local points on Middle District as per makeup.

Makeup:

1) Tyrone.

2) Huntingdon.

3) Mount Union.

4) Lewistown.

5) Enola and beyond, excepting as provided for by trains: AC-10, M-10, BL-34, HW-2 and M-20.

LEWISTOWN - Set off Block 4. Pick up as per makeup.

Train M-16 represents not only itself, but also trains PG-6, GRE-2, PG-2, VL-2, ED-2, SW-30 and ED-4.

PG-6

Pitcairn to Enola.

Information from "Through Freight Train Schedules Between Principal Points", December 23, 1954.

Makeup:

1) Merchandise cars from Trains: LCL-2 and LCL-4 for Altoona and so routing, excl. of Wilkes-Barre, Hudson-Buttonwood, Nanticoke and Enola-Harrisburg and beyond.

2) All freight for Enola-Harrisburg and beyond except as provided for by Trains: PG-10 and WPB-2.

GRE-2

Chicago to Enola - "Midwest Merchant".

Information from "Through Freight Train Schedules Between Principal Points", December 23, 1954.

Makeup:

1) All freight including open top cars loaded lumber and poles for Enola and beyond.

PG-2

Pittsburgh to Enola.

Information from "Through Freight Train Schedules Between Principal Points", December 23, 1954.

Makeup:

1) Enola-Harrisburg and beyond, including empty refrigerators and perishables for Baltimore, Washington, Potomac Yard and beyond. Also including dry freight received from points New Kensington to Coleman, incl. but excluding dry freight Baltimore, Washington, Potomac Yard and South subject to movement in Train PT-60 to Pitcairn for WPB-2.

VL-2

East St. to Enola - "Uncle Sam".

Information from "Through Freight Train Schedules Between Principal Points", December 23, 1954.

Makeup:

1) Hogs for Enola-Harrisburg and beyond.

2) Perishables for Enola-Harrisburg and beyond.

3) Non-perishables for Enola-Harrisburg and beyond.

ED-2

Detroit to Enola -- "The Gas Wagon".

Information from "Through Freight Train Schedules Between Principal Points", December 23, 1954.

Makeup:

1) Enola-Harrisburg and beyond.

SW-30

Peoria to Enola.

Information from "Through Freight Train Schedules Between Principal Points", December 23, 1954.

Makeup:

1) Enola-Harrisburg and beyond.

ED-4

Detroit to Enola.

Information from "Through Freight Train Schedules Between Principal Points", December 23, 1954.

Makeup:

1) Metuchen, N.J. (from Bedford).

2) Chester (from Bedford and Toledo).

3) Traffic for Ford Motor Co., Metuchen, N.J., and Norfolk, Va.; Chevrolet Motor Co., at Baltimore, Md., and for General Motors Col., Linden, N.J. (from Toledo).

4) Enola-Harrisburg and beyond, except Blocks 1, 2, and 3 (from Toledo).

M-26

Altoona to Lewistown.

Not listed in 9/54 ETT; listed in 1951 234-B.

M-27

Lewistown to Altoona.

Not listed in 9/54 ETT; listed in 1951 234-B.

Chicago to Greenville -- "The Reliable".

Information from "Through Freight Train Schedules Between Principal Points", December 23, 1954.

Makeup:

1) Meat and perishable freight only for Washington, D.C. (include cars for Benning, D.C., and Landover, Md.)

2) Hogs for Enola and East.

3) Meat and perishables only for Enola and beyond, except as provided for in Block 1.

Train CG-2 represents not only itself, but also train VL-2.

VL-2

East St. Louis to Enola -- "The Uncle Sam".

Information from "Through Freight Train Schedules Between Principal Points", December 23, 1954.

Makeup:

1) Hogs for Enola-Harrisburg and beyond.

2) Perishables for Enola-Harrisburg and beyond.

3) Non-perishables for Enola-Harrisburg and beyond.