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.

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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

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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

Goldsboro has its roots in the site of "Hussey's Ferry", which crossed the Susquehanna beginning in 1738. On its western side, it met the York-Harrisburg Turnpike -- a profitable stage coach route between the two cities which hugged the edge of the river.

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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

York Haven, located at the foot of the Conewago Rapids of the Susquehanna River, was laid out in 1814. The town was an important port on the Pennsylvania canal system and was the site of many mills. Keel boats brought wheat to the town for milling, after which time it would be wagoned to Baltimore. Business at York Haven would remain brisk until the railroad was built in the 1850s.

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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

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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

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CT 1000, 1945: Eastern Region, Eastern Pennsylvania Division, Philadelphia Division

Philadelphia Division ETT, 1954: Eastern Region, Philadelphia Division, Main Line

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The York Haven Line has its roots in the independent Northern Central Railway which fully merged into the Pennsy in the 1910s. In the early 1900s, in conjunction with the construction of Enola Yard, the Atglen & Susquehanna "low grade" route from Enola to Parkesburg was constructed. From Enola to Wago junction, the two two-track lines paralleled each other, appearing as a four track main. This segment was collectively named the York Haven Line.

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Heritage: York & Maryland Line 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

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Heritage: York & Maryland Line 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