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question5

A new survey has been offered on Keystone Crossings, asking...

What past venue of the PRRT&HS annual meeting have you liked the most?

Where would you like to see the annual meeting held?

You'll find a link to the Survey from the upper left of the Keystone Crossings home page, or you can go under the Survey's menu. 

This survey is not sanctioned by the PRRT&HS.

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Over the past week I had some large format drawings scanned to PDF and have posted them to Keystone Crossings.

Under the Non Revenue section you will find:

  • Drawing: Camp Car General Arrangement, 1954
  • Drawing: Z74B #90, General Arrangement / Floor Plan
  • Drawing: Z74D #120, General Arrangement
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Not to be outdone, Walthers has jumped into the fray... From their own note:

Covering ALL the Bases in Pennsylvania Passenger Service...
Proudly Announcing the All-New 80' PRR Class P70 Coach Series in HO

NEW Walthers Proto
Pennsylvania Class P70 Coaches

LED Interior Lighting $84.98 Each
Standard $69.98 Each

• One of PRR’s biggest car classes – over 1000 built from 1907 to 1929 and in service until mid-1970s
• Largest single pool of coaches owned by any US railroad
• Used system-wide in long-distance, local and commuter service
• All-new car — modular tooling for multiple variations
• First release includes both as-built class P70 and air-conditioned class P70R
• Prototypically accurate roofs, windows and underbodies
• Detailed interiors with seating for 80 passengers
• Factory-finished in authentic schemes from six different eras and undecorated
• Matching car number decals to easily customize your fleet to fit your era
• Available with or without factory-installed LED interior lighting
• Factory-installed and painted stainless steel grab irons
• Sprung, operating diaphragms
• New Pennsylvania 2D-P5 roller bearing trucks
• Turned metal 36" wheelsets
• Proto MAX™ metal knuckle couplers"

At first glance, they could be doing the exact same versions of P70's as Broadway Limited Imports, which would be unfortunate. However, given their track record, they'll probably create a "common core" that would adapt to other coach classes down the road... let's hope!

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P70R

In conjunction with the annual meeting of the Pennsylvania Railroad Technical & Historical Society, Broadway Limited Imports has allowed the Society's Modeling Committee to announce their P70 and P70R coach project. 

With the impending completion of the new Pennsylvania Station in New York City, the PRR designed a new steel coach with increased capacity and improved design. This car was designated the P70 and it was destined to become the standard PRR passenger coach for many years. The first one was outshopped in 1907. Rebuilding continued well into the 1960s.

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prr g22gon

Funaro & Camerlengo has released the PRR G22/G22b gondola as a resin one-piece body kit. The car was previously released as a flat kit by Westerfield, but has long been out of production.

The G22's were build between 1915-1916 and were 48' long with steel floors. The G22B's were 1930 rebuilds which featured heavier trucks.

In 1954 there were still over 4,800 G22 on the Pennsy roster, enough to be the predominant gondola, ahead of the G31A. There were still several hundred G22B and a few G22A remaining.

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