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.

HO Scale: Alco FB2 Announced


Rapido Trains, following on their hugely popular Alco FA2 locomotive release last year, has announced matching FB2 units. Unlike their A-units the Pennsylvania Railroad's fleet of FB-2s did not have the PRR inductive trainphone antennas. However, for the first time in HO scale, the PRR model does include the correct Phase Ia FB-2 feature set, ...
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HO Scale: H21 and H22 Series Hoppers Announced


Bowser has announced new runs of their HO scale PRR H21, H21A, H22, and H22A hoppers in their Executive Line. The cars will be ready-to-run featuring crisp details, sharp painting and printing with added brake wheel, under frame, air tank, brake cylinder, triple valve, free rolling trucks with metal wheels and knuckle couplers. MSRP $25.95 each. Du...
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Happy Birthday PENNSYRR.COM -- Twenty Years!


This month PENNSYRR.COM celebrates its twentieth anniversary!  What started as a "web site learning project" has served over 22 million pages to users all over the world.  Keystone Crossings pre-dates the domain by a year or so, having been started on America Online. The inspiration for the domain followed the 1998 annual meeting of the P...
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New Book: The TTX Story

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The Pennsylvania Railroad Technical & Historical Society will be releasing, on May 10, a new two-volume book,  ​The TTX Story ​, authored by James D. Panza, Richard W. Dawson, and Ronald P. Sellberg. The Pennsylvania Railroad and Rail-Trailer Co. formed Trailer Train Co. in 1955 to expand piggyback service amongst the nation's railroads. P...
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PRRT&HS: Preview of 2018 Annual Meeting

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The registration packet for the 2018 annual meeting of the Pennsylvania Railroad Technical & Historical Society will be released shortly. Society president Steve Staffieri gave me a preview... The event is being held May 9-13 at the Blair County Convention Center in Altoona, Pa. Vendor Room and Model Room setup and Early Registration will ...
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