Jerry Britton grew up in the shadow of the Reading Railroad, but somehow attached himself to the Pennsy at an early age. Jerry is the publisher of the Keystone Crossings family of internet and social media sites, as well as the AlphabetRoute.com site. Jerry models the Pennsy in HO scale, set in the 1950s around Lewistown, Pa. Jerry is the chief information security officer for the Pennsylvania State Police.

The Fun of the Hobby: The "Short" of It!


This hobby is fun, right? I've had to keep reminding myself of that over the past six weeks or so as I have dealt with a short -- well, three shorts, it seems. I actually took a vacation day to focus on the issue, and it took a good chunk of the day. Not fully resolved, but I'm closing in. My system has a DCS100 command station and two DB100 booste...
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PENNSYRR.com on Steroids!

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Planned maintenance on the PENNSYRR.COM and related web sites has been completed. There may be a few broken links or missing images that I will fix over the coming days. In a nutshell, the domains and sites were migrated off of "SlowDaddy" to Si...
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Web Site Maintenance Slated

Over the next seven to ten days, several instances of maintenances will be occurring on the servers providing services for PENNSYRR.COM , ALPHABETROUTE.COM , and THEMODELRAILROADOPENHOUSE.COM . During these maintenance windows the servers may not res...
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Bethlehem Steel's Naginey Quarry Shipments

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The Bethlehem Steel Company owned a large quarry at Naginey on the Milroy Secondary outside of Lewistown, Pa. The quarry was rail-served until Hurricane Agnes destroyed much of the line in 1972 and it proved too expensive to repair. Several years ago...
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PRRT&HS: Summer Issue of "The Keystone" Published

The Pennsylvania Railroad Technical & Historical Society (PRRT&HS) has published the Summer 2017 issue (Vol. 50, No. 2) of The Keystone . Articles include: Black River & Western Restores H31 Hopper Car Restoration of LEONARD CALVERT PRRT&...
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