Databases Return to Keystone Crossings

Keystone Crossings is pleased to share that its databases have been returned to service!

Keystone Crossings is built on the Joomla content management system (CMS). A third-party plug-in provided access to MySQL databases. The Joomla version we were on (2.x) went end-of-life on December 31, 2014, and we upgraded to version 3.x. 

The upgrade broke the database plug-in. After several months of working with the developer, I opted to resurrect PHP code I had used many years ago to provide the access directly. 

All databases are back online and may be reached here.

The databases include...

Steam Locomotive Roster- The all-time steam roster. Data includes renumbering information. Sincere gratitude is extended to the late William D. Edson, whose roster work was the basis for this database.

Diesel Locomotive Roster - The all-time diesel roster. Uses diesel class nomenclatures as of the 1950s. Does not reflect renumbering in anticipation of the Penn Central merger.

Electric Locomotive Roster - The all-time electric motor roster.

1954 Passenger Car Roster - All passenger equipment on the roster as of September 26, 1954. Known assignments are included, as is repainting and other relevant data.

1957 Cabin Car Roster - All cabin cars on the roster as of 1957. Includes assignments, presence of trainphones, etc.

Passenger Consist Reports - An index of available CT220 passenger consist reports in PDF format. Searchable by era, train number, train name, etc.

Periodicals Index - An index of Pennsy periodicals, and Pennsy content in other periodicals.


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