Report of the Chief Engineer, Q4 2014

Construction on the Pennsylvania Railroad Middle Division in HO scale, continues on schedule. This quarter saw the Ryde section achieve operational status and the first public open house was held in November as part of National Model Railroad Month. ...
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Ryde Operational


The main line through Ryde has been declared operational. To the west (left) lies JACKS interlocking and Altoona staging. To the east (right) lies the Granville Bridge and LEWIS interlocking. Ryde, per the prototype, will feature an overhead water br...
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Veteran's Day Work Extra

As an employee of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, I enjoy Veteran's Day as a holiday... used as a "training day". Last month I had framed out most of the benchwork to complete the remaining 24 feet of main line. I made significant progress towards that end today.

ABOVE: Looking eastward from Granville Bridge past LEWIS tower and interlocking. The yard entrance is visible at distant left. Track on the bridge is in a "mockup" state.

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Report of the Chief Engineer, Q3 2014

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I am please to report that the PRR Middle Division in HO scale continued its progress during the third quarter. The overal project remains on schedule. JACKS interlocking is completed and fully operational per schedule. Altoona staging is operational...
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JACKS Interlocking Operational

JACKS interlocking is now operational. Doesn't look like JACKS, just west of Mt. Union? Be reminded of a much earlier post, where I explained that JACKS is the interlocking immediately west of LEWIS. On the model railroad, this is the control point immediately west of LEWIS. As such, I call it JACKS. It is actually the entrance to Altoona staging.

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