"Beaver" 0-8-0  Built by Baldwin in 1850. Leased from PRR. Used in the construction of the H&BTM.
 
"Bedford"  1855 - Built by Norris.
 
"Broad Top"  1856 - Built by Norris.
 
"Meteor"  1856 - Built by Lancaster Locomotive Works.
 
"Hiawatha" 0-8-0 1856 - Built by Baldwin. Switchback engine. Rebuilt in 1862.
 
"S. Morris Waln"  Built by Norris. Returned to builder in 1858; sold to Hanover Branch RR 1858.
 
"Highlander" 0-8-0 1858 - Built by Baldwin.
 
"Constitution" 0-8-0 1858 -Built by Baldwin.
 
129 2-6-0 1858 - 1858 Built by Smith & Perkins in 1856. Leased from PRR.
 
44 2-6-0  1858 - 1858 Built by Baldwin in 1852. Leased from PRR.
 
47 2-6-0 1858 - 1858Built by Baldwin in 1843. Leased from PRR.
 
67 4-4-0 1860 - 1860Built by Baldwin in 1853. Leased from PRR.
 
?  1860 - 1860 Leased from PRR.
 
122 4-4-0 1860 - 1860 Built by Baldwin 1856. Leased from PRR.
 
95 0-8-0 1860 - 1860 Built by Baldwin in 1854. Leased from PRR.
 
139 4-4-0 1860 - 1860 Built by Baldwin. Leased from PRR.
 
49 2-6-0 1860 - 1860 Built by Baldwin in 1853. Leased from PRR.
 
70 4-4-0 1860 - 1860 Built by Baldwin in 1853. Leased from PRR.
 
76 2-6-0 ? Built by Smith & Perkins in 1853. Leased from PRR.
 
"Baltimore" 0-8-0  1861 -1862 Leased from Winans.
 
"Col. Paxton"  1861 - 1862 Built by Baldwin in 1855. Leased from Swatara.
 
"Louisiana" 0-8-0 1861-1862 Leased from Winans.
 
"Perry" 0-8-0 1861 - 1867 Built by Baldwin in 1848 as PRR "Perry". Sold to the Philadelphia & Reading in 1849. Purchased by the H&BTM in 1861. Scrapped in 1867.
 
"Connecticut"  1862 - 1862 Leased.
 
"Pennsylvania" 0-8-0 1862 - Built by Baldwin.
 
"Robert Morris" 0-8-0 1862 - Built by Baldwin.
 
"Baltic" 0-8-0 1862 - 1867 Built by Baldwin in 1849 as Mine Hill & Schuylkill Haven RR No. 10. Sold to the Philadelphia & Reading in 1850, named "Baltic". Sold to the H&BTM in 1862. Scrapped in 1867.
 
"Dauphin" 0-8-0 1862 - 1867 Built by Baldwin as PRR "Dauphin" in 1848. Sold to the Philadelphia & Reading in 1849. Sold to the H&BTM in 1862. Scrapped in 1867.
 
"Oneida" 0-8-0 1863 - Built by Winans.
 
"Tuscarora" 0-8-0  1863 - 1868 Built by Winans. Blew up in September 11, 1868, with the loss of four lives.
 
"Delaware" 4-6-0  1863 - Built by Norris.
 
"Huntingdon" 4-4-0 1864 - Built by Lancaster Locomotive Works.
 
"Juniata" 4-6-0 1865 - Built by Norris.
 
"James Long" 4-6-0 1869 - 1869 Built by Baldwin. Sold to the PRR in 1869 as No. 472. Scrapped 1892.
 
? 0-8-8  1869 - Built by Baldwin in 1857 as PRR No, 129. Rebuilt by Altoona in 1867. Purchased by the H&BTM in 1869. Thought to be one of the unknown numbered locomotives.
 
? 0-8-0  1870 - Built by Baldwin in 1857 as PRR No, 128. Rebuilt by Altoona in 1866. Purchased by the H&BTM in 1870. Thought to be one of the unknown numbered locomotives.
 
? 4-4-0  1870 -Built by Norris. Originally PRR No. 68 ("Bald Eagle"). Sold to the H&BTM in 1870. Thought to be one of the unknown numbered locomotives.
 
? 0-8-0 1872 -Built by Baldwin. Originally Schuylkill Haven & Lehigh RIver RR "Panther". Sold to Mine Hill RR and numbered 31. Sold to Philadelphia & Reading and numbered 128. Sold to the H&BTM in 1872. Thought to be one of the unknown numbered locomotives.
 
? 0-8-0 1863 -Built by Baldwin. Originally Schuylkill Haven & Lehigh RIver RR "Tiger". Sold to Mine Hill RR and numbered 32. Sold to Philadelphia & Reading and numbered 129. Sold to the H&BTM in 1872. Thought to be one of the unknown numbered locomotives.
 
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2 2-8-0 1889 - Built by Baldwin.
 
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7 2-8-0 1886 - 1910 Built by Baldwin. Sold to H. S. Kerbaugh in 1910.
 
8 2-8-0 1891 - 1910 Built by Baldwin. Sold to H. S. Kerbaugh in 1910.
 
9 2-8-0 1886 - Built by Baldwin.
 
10 2-8-0 1886 - Built by Baldwin.
 
11 2-8-0 1886 - 1915 Built by Baldwin. Sold to Juniata Southern in 1915.
 
12 2-8-0 1886 - Built by Baldwin.
 
13 2-8-0 1886 - Built by Baldwin.
 
14 4-6-0 1869 - <1886 Built by Baldwin.
 
14 2-8-0  1886 - Built by Baldwin.
 
16 4-4-0 1872 - <1888 Built by Baldwin.
 
16 2-8-0  1888 - <1890 Built by Baldwin.
 
16 2-8-0 1890 -Built by Baldwin.
 
17 4-4-0 1872 - <1890 Built by Baldwin.
 
17 2-8-0 1890 - Built by Baldwin.
 
18 4-6-0 1872 - <1886 Built by Baldwin.
 
18 2-8-0 1886 -Built by Baldwin.
 
19 4-6-0 1872 - <1886 Built by Baldwin. Sold to Bloomsburg & Sullivan No. 3.
 
19 2-8-0 1886 - <1891 Built by Baldwin. Sold to Shenley-Morrison by 1911.
 
19 2-8-0 1891 -Built by Baldwin.
 
20 4-6-0 1872 - <1886 Built by Baldwin.
 
20 2-8-0 1886 - <1891 Built by Baldwin. Sold to H. S. Kerbaugh, to Shenley-Morrison by 1911. Sold to Reading Engr. Col. by 1920. 
 
20 2-8-0 1891 - Built by Baldwin.
 
21 4-6-0 1872 - Built by Baldwin. Sold to West Va. Improvement Co.
 
21 2-8-0 1887 - 1887 Built by Baldwin.
 
21 2-8-0 1887 - <1891 Built by Baldwin.
 
21 4-4-0 1891 -Built by Baldwin.
 
22 4-6-0 1872 - <1887 - Built by Baldwin. Sold to Winfield RR as No. 101; then to N. K. Sneed.
 
22 2-8-0 1887 - <1888 Built by Baldwin.
 
22 2-8-0 1888 - <1893 Built by Baldwin.
 
22 2-8-0 1893 -Built by Baldwin.
 
23 4-6-0 1872 - <1893 Built by Baldwin.
 
23 2-8-0 1893 - Built by Baldwin.
 
24 4-4-0 1873 - <1893 Built by Baldwin.
 
24 4-4-0 1893 -Built by Baldwin.
 
25 4-4-0 1873 - <1893 Built by Baldwin. Sold to Central Reforma.
 
25 4-4-01 893 -Built by Baldwin.
 
26 2-8-0 1873 - <1895 Built by Baldwin.
 
26 2-8-0 1895 -Built by Baldwin.
 
27 4-6-0 1873 - <1900 Built by Baldwin.
 
27 4-6-0 1900 -Built by Baldwin.
 
28 4-6-0 1873 - <1902 - Built by Baldwin.
 
28 2-8-0 1902 -Built by Baldwin.
 
29 4-6-0 1873 - <1902 Built by Baldwin.
 
29 2-8-0 1902 -Built by Baldwin.
 
30 4-4-0 1907 - 1949 Built by Baldwin. Scrapped in 1949.
 
31 2-8-0  1910 - (photo 1953) Built by Baldwin.
 
32 2-8-0  1910 - (>1952) Built by Baldwin. Awaiting repairs in 1952.
 
33 2-8-0  1921 - (>1952) Built by Baldwin. Awaiting repairs in 1952.
 
34 2-8-0 1921 - (>1952) Built by Baldwin. Awaiting repairs in 1952.
 
35 4-6-0 1921 - 1934 Built by Baldwin. Sold to Susquehanna & New York as No. 119 in 1934. Sold to Clarion River RR as No. 119 in 1947. Scrapped in 1952.
 
36 4-6-0 1921 - 1953 Built by Baldwin. Sold to Canada & Gulf Terminal. Scrapped 1953.
 
37 2-8-0 1927 - (photo in 1953) Built by Baldwin.
 
38 2-8-0 1927 - 1954 Built by Baldwin. #38 was the last steam locomotive acquired new by the Huntingdon & Broad Top Mountain Railroad, the last steam locomotive that they operated, and is the last H&BTM locomotive in existence. After the H&BTM closed in 1954, #38 went on to serve in excursion service at Rail City Museum, the Livonia Avon & Lakeville, the Gettysburg Railroad, and the Knox and Kane. Like #11, #38 is also undergoing rebuild and is not currently in service.
 
40 2-8-0 1947 - Built by Baldwin in 1895 as West Va. Central No. 30. Sold to Western Maryland as No. 351. Sold to H&BTM in 1947. Awaiting disposition in 1952.
 
Note: An 0-6-0 in Dudley, Pa., is lettered for the H&BTM as #39, but it was not an H&BTM locomotive.

State College station

For most of the Bellefonte Central Railroad's life, State College was its western terminus.

In 1953, President Dwight D. Eisenhower came to State College by train. His brother, Milton, was president of the Pennsylvania State College. You can read more in the article POTUS to Penn State.

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The Bellefonte Central Railroad located its shops at Coleville, just west of Bellefonte.

For Sanborn maps of Coleville, please visit the On Location: BF - Bellefonte, Pa. page.

milepost

Just outside of State College was Struble, which was the location of a wye for turning power and/or trains. It had a stub end to the south for most of its life, but for a short while was the connection to the Fairbrook and Pine Grove Mills branches.

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Notifications of operating sessions and open houses are made via e-mail to existing crew, FaceBook, and OperatingSessions.com.

There is no need for prospective attendees to register for an open house.

Operating sessions do require prospective attendees to register via OperatingSessions.com. Registration will be closed once a set number of positions is filled.

Existing crew will receive a special registration code within their e-mail notice of the session. This code will provide preferential registration for 48 hours before new crew are accepted.

OperatingSessions.com instructions to come

Seniority

Crew members draw numbered chips from a bag before each session. The individuals select their jobs in the order of the numbers drawn, starting with #1.

In this manner, all crew members have equal opportunity to select various jobs over the course of their career.

The Call Board

The call board is divided into two sections.

Down the left side are static positions, such as yardmasters and tower operators.

Down the right side are road positions, both mainline and secondary. When enough people are available, trains may run with both an engineer and a conductor. Running with two-person crews is a good way to train newcomers in rules and procedures so they can gain the experience to operate on their own.

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Mainline crews communicate with tower operators, when needed, via train phone. Train phone is simulated via lineside telephone.

Secondary crews communicate with tower operators via lineside phones. Locations of lineside phones are indicated on fascia control panels and represented trackside; locomotives/cabins should be stopped close to lineside phones for the convenience of the crews.

Until such time that lineside phones are implemented, crews shall walk to the tower operator to communicate. The act of walking to the tower operator shall simulate the act of walking to the lineside telephone. FRS radio shall be used temporarily between the yardmaster and the tower operator.

Digitrax Throttles

The PRR Middle Division utilizes a Digitrax digital command control (DCC) system. Operators are encouraged to bring their own Digitrax throttles. Wireless throttles are supported.

A limited number of Digitrax UT4 throttles are available for those who do not provide their own throttles.

 Digitrax UT4 Series Throttle Manual

SmartPhone ThrottlesiPhone 5 Throttle

To use your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch with JMRI as a throttle, you run the WiThrottle app on the iPhone or iPod Touch. The basic application is available for free download from the iTunes store.

To use your Android device with JMRI as a throttle, you run the Engine Driver program or Digitrains on the Android device. These free apps are available from the Google Play Store or the EngineDriver site.

Follow the configuration instructions for the respective application. The wireless network SSID is PRR and the server to connect to is Lewistown. (The Supervisor will provide the password on-site.)

Web Browser Throttles

webThrottle runs on the most recent browsers on computers, smartphones and tablets. The device and browser must support HTML5 and websockets.  It has been tested on Safari, Firefox and Google Chrome running on Windows, MAC, iPad/iPhone and Android - it should run on Internet Explorer 10. There is nothing to install on the device! webThrottle is completely resizable and it ajusts automatically to the size and orientation of the device screen.

The wireless network SSID is PRR and the server to connect to is http://10.0.0.2:12080/roster. (The Supervisor will provide the password on-site.)

 

All trains run as extras per prototype practice. The employee timetable does not provide timetable authority.

Movement of trains is based on a Sequence of Trains table. Sequences for each line are independent from one another.

Main Line Operations

Crews follow signal indication and operate their trains out of staging, proceed through Lewistown, and return to staging.

Some trains will originate or terminate at Lewistown. Crews will follow signal indication to/from the yard.

Secondary Line Operations

All non-main line trackage is categorized as secondary lines. Secondary lines have no passenger traffic (or they would be “branches”).

Authority to proceed is granted verbally at the leisure of the LEWIS tower operator via telephone.

The LEWIS operator will grant permission between points on the secondary line. Crews must contact the tower operator by telephone to indicate that they have reached their destination so as to clear the block.

All movements on secondary tracks are at restricted speeds with crews responsible for stopping short of obstacles or other trains.

There are numerous “yard limits” along the secondary lines. Movements within the yard limits are coordinated among affected crews.

Train Order Cards

A Train Order card is included at the front of every train packet. The card provides the train symbol, the train name (if one), the class, the origin, and the destination of the train.

An Instructions area provides information such as stops or work to be performed during the course of operation of the train.

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