The Pennsy Modeler

In order to portray Pennsylvania Railroad and interchange partners as accurately as possible, this blog contains articles which are essentially notes to myself, but are shared should the community desire the same information.

Millport 1923
Millport Station in 1923.

Heritage: Elmira & Lake Ontario Railroad, Northern Central Railway

CT 1000, 1945: Eastern Region, Central Pennsylvania Division, Williamsport Division, Elmira Branch

Susquehanna Division ETT, 1954: Eastern Region, Susquehanna Division, Elmira Branch

Marsh Hill Junction PRR 2

Heritage: Elmira & Williamsport Railroad, Northern Central Railway

CT 1000, 1945: Eastern Region, Central Pennsylvania Division, Williamsport Division, Elmira Branch

Susquehanna Division ETT, 1954: Eastern Region, Susquehanna Division, Elmira Branch

Horseheads Station

Heritage: Elmira & Lake Ontario Railroad, Northern Central Railway

CT 1000, 1945: Eastern Region, Central Pennsylvania Division, Williamsport Division, Elmira Branch

Susquehanna Division ETT, 1954: Eastern Region, Susquehanna Division, Elmira Branch

FASSETT Topwer 1957
FASSETT Tower in 1957

Heritage: Elmira & Williamsport Railroad, Northern Central Railway

CT 1000, 1945: Eastern Region, Central Pennsylvania Division, Williamsport Division, Elmira Branch

Susquehanna Division ETT, 1954: Eastern Region, Susquehanna Division, Elmira Branch

robert gunnarssonbill caloroso 

The Northern Central Railway (NCRY) caught my attention early in my love for the Pennsy. Two excellent reads on the line are Robert Gunnarsson's The Story of the Northern Central Railway and Bill Caloroso's Pennsylvania Railroad's Elmira Branch (pictured above).

The Northern Central Railway was a Class I Railroad connecting Baltimore, Maryland with Sunbury, Pennsylvania, along the Susquehanna River. Completed in 1858, the line came under the control of the Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR) in 1861, when the PRR acquired a controlling interest in the Northern Central's stock to compete with the rival Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (B&O). For eleven decades the Northern Central operated as a subsidiary of the PRR until much of its Maryland trackage was washed out by Hurricane Agnes in 1972; after which most of its operations ceased as the Penn Central declined to repair sections.

powys curve

Heritage: Elmira & Williamsport Railroad, Northern Central Railway

CT 1000, 1945: Eastern Region, Central Pennsylvania Division, Williamsport Division, Elmira Branch

Susquehanna Division ETT, 1954: Eastern Region, Susquehanna Division, Elmira Branch

Marysville Station 1910

Heritage: York & Cumberland Railroad, Northern Central Railway

CT 1000, 1945: Eastern Region, Central Pennsylvania Division, Philadelphia Division, Northern Central Railway

Maryland Division ETT, 1954: Eastern Region, Philadelphia Division, Northern Central Branch

AmericanAcme

Heritage: York & Cumberland Railroad, Northern Central Railway

CT 1000, 1945: Eastern Region, Central Pennsylvania Division, Maryland Division, Northern Central Railway

Maryland Division ETT, 1954: Eastern Region, Maryland Division, Northern Central Branch

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Heritage: York & Cumberland Railroad, Northern Central Railway

CT 1000, 1945: Eastern Region, Central Pennsylvania Division, Philadelphia Division, Northern Central Railway

Maryland Division ETT, 1954: Eastern Region, Philadelphia Division, Northern Central Branch