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: PRR GLa Hopper Kits Released


Bowser has released new HO scale freight car kits that are in stock and ready to ship.  Kits include one-piece plastic molded body, under frame, brake wheel, air tank, brake cylinder, triple valve, free rolling trucks with metal wheels, knuckle spring couplers, smooth painting, sharp lettering & car weights. The MSRP is $17.95 ea...
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Waybill Industry Files: 1945 Wilkes Barre Division Released

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Keystone Crossings previously announced support for  Shenware's Protoype Industries (Waybills) and   Industry Manager (IndMan)  software for perusing and searching industry databases for use in creating waybills for model railroad operations. Previously released was the PRR Middle Division (735 records). We have now posted the Wilkes...
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MER Regional Convention Slated

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The Susquehanna Division of the Mid Eastern Region of the National Model Railroad Association (NMRA) will be hosting the regional convention in Harrisburg, October 12th-15th, at the Sheraton Harrisburg-Hershey Hotel. There is plenty of Pennsylvania Railroad content -- the event is even named after the Pennsy's  ​Susquehannock ​ train ! Th...
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Operations Documentation Published


The Employee Relations bureau of the PRR Middle Division in HO Scale is pleased to release the initial employee orientation and operational documentation. Documentation covers house rules, operating philosophy, movement of freight cars, movement of trains, roles and responsibilities, throttle instructions, and telephone instructions. The opera...
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Model Railroad Waybills Using Prototypic PRR Industry Data


So you've got a model railroad and you want to operate it. Before you can host an operating session, an operational strategy must be developed -- how do trains move? How do cars move? How do crews communicate? The scope of questions goes well beyond this article. One of the methods for freight car movement is the use of "Car Cards and Waybills". Th...
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