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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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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PRR Middle Division in HO Scale: Open House Slated

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The PRR Middle Division in HO Scale will open its doors in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Pennsylvania Railroad Technical & Historical Society (PRRT&HS). The event will be held on Sunday, May 21, 2017, from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. In add...
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Report of the Chief Engineer, First Quarter 2017

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The chief engineer of the PRR Middle Division in HO Scale is pleased to submit its quarterly progress report. The full status report is available here . During the first quarter, through trackage was activated on Lewistown (LN) and Lewistown (XA), co...
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Lewistown (XA) Operational


On the PRR Middle Division in HO Scale , the branch side of Lewistown (XA) has been declared operational. Part of the Lewistown Secondary, this is the final "missing link" of through track and trains can now traverse from the main line at Lewistown a...
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