Varnish Acquisitions...


The PRR Middle Division had a busy week with the passenger roster. The first acquisition was a diner for train #70, The Admiral. I have numerous CT220 (consist) reports from the 1950's showing class D70aR and D70bR diners. An Oriental Limited D70bR s...
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Wanted: Pullman "Ferdinand Magellan"

Back in 2000, Overland Models released an HO scale rendition of the Pullman "Ferdinand Magellan". This was a rebuilt sleeper that was used for transport of the President Of The United States (POTUS). It was released in both Truman-era and Reagan-era ...
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Class PS442 "IMPERIALS" Arrive


The Middle Division today took receipt of four ACF plan 9009 4-4-2 sleepers, PRR class PS442. Three will be assigned to the Broadway Limited and one to the Liberty Limited. Walthers' ACF 4-4-2 Imperial Sleeper
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Three More Hoppers Roll In

Three more PRR class H21A hoppers rolled into the Middle Division's yard today. These are ready-to-run from Bowser and already have knuckle couplers and metal wheel sets installed. Can't have enough hoppers on the Pennsy!
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Auction Acquisitions

Today I ventured to the Ted Maurer auction at Spring City, Pa. These auctions are held on a nearly weekly basis, and are always train related. Though they are usually Lionel and other O gauge stuff, they often have HO scale auctions or railroadiana. ...
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