HO Scale: Alco FB2 Announced


Rapido Trains, following on their hugely popular Alco FA2 locomotive release last year, has announced matching FB2 units. Unlike their A-units the Pennsylvania Railroad's fleet of FB-2s did not have the PRR inductive trainphone antennas. However, for the first time in HO scale, the PRR model does include the correct Phase Ia FB-2 feature set, ...
Continue reading
Tags:
Rate this blog entry:
114 Hits

HO Scale: H21 and H22 Series Hoppers Announced


Bowser has announced new runs of their HO scale PRR H21, H21A, H22, and H22A hoppers in their Executive Line. The cars will be ready-to-run featuring crisp details, sharp painting and printing with added brake wheel, under frame, air tank, brake cylinder, triple valve, free rolling trucks with metal wheels and knuckle couplers. MSRP $25.95 each. Du...
Continue reading
Rate this blog entry:
193 Hits

Report of the Chief Engineer: First Quarter 2018


Not a lot to report this quarter, unfortunately. As the image says, time to Re-Focus! January saw another instance of water in the basement. This time only a half inch. Came up through the sump well. Whether a half inch or a foot, it takes the same amount of time to clean up, which includes bleach-mopping the entire floor. I did get all of the benc...
Continue reading
Rate this blog entry:
187 Hits

Happy Birthday PENNSYRR.COM -- Twenty Years!


This month PENNSYRR.COM celebrates its twentieth anniversary!  What started as a "web site learning project" has served over 22 million pages to users all over the world.  Keystone Crossings pre-dates the domain by a year or so, having been started on America Online. The inspiration for the domain followed the 1998 annual meeting of the P...
Continue reading
Rate this blog entry:
233 Hits

New Book: The TTX Story

Truck
The Pennsylvania Railroad Technical & Historical Society will be releasing, on May 10, a new two-volume book,  ​The TTX Story ​, authored by James D. Panza, Richard W. Dawson, and Ronald P. Sellberg. The Pennsylvania Railroad and Rail-Trailer Co. formed Trailer Train Co. in 1955 to expand piggyback service amongst the nation's railroads. P...
Continue reading
Rate this blog entry:
426 Hits