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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.

Downtown Lewistown Progress

IMG 1471The PRR Middle Division in HO Scale is making progress on laying trackage through downtown Lewistown. This section will finally link the lower level -- the main line -- with the upper level -- the Milroy secondary. An open house was held on November ...
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Autumn 2016 "The Keystone Modeler" Published

TKMThe Pennsylvania Railroad Technical & Historical Society has published the Autumn 2016 issue of The Keystone Modeler. Features include: MTH H10s 2-8-0 Review Annual Meeting Models – 2 Front Couper for N-Scale M1A 2017 Meeting Model Room Form Yo...
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HO Scale: ALCo RS-3 Announced

Bowser RS3 24683Bowser has announced the ALCo RS-3 in HO scale. The Pennsy rostered 115 of these locomotives and, depending upon features, classed them AS16, AS16m, and AS16ms. Bowser cites this model as an ALCo RS-3, Phase 3, with locomotive specific details. Featu...
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$50,000 Matching Grant Challenge Kicks Off Campaign For Locomotive Preservation

A special $50,000 matching fund challenge has kicked off a $250,000 Ready For The Roundhouse fundraising campaign for the preservation of five historic Pennsylvania Railroad steam locomotives at the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania. ...
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Annual HO Scale Modelers Needs Assessment Survey

question7Every November, Keystone Crossings conducts its "Annual HO Scale Modelers Needs Assessment Survey". This survey asks participants to indicate their most desired models in each of several categories, including steam power, diesel power, elec...
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