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.

OpenID Authentication

This site now supports -- and requires for all new registrants -- the OpenID authentication standard. OpenID allows you to use an existing account to sign in to multiple websites, without needing to create new passwords. You may choose to associate i...
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First Look - Walthers' 4-4-2 "Imperials"


Walthers has revealed the first look at the Class PS442 "Imperials" that are due this summer as part of their Broadway Limited named train cars. These ACF cars were built to plan 9009. "Imperial" Series 4-4-2, Plan #9009. More info on Walthers passen...
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The Secretary of the Interior Speaketh

The Secretary of the Interior paid a visit to the Middle Division this past weekend. That's my wife, Michele, by the way. Appointments with fancy titles win points in this world of supervisors, dispatchers, yardmasters, and the like! Anyway, it was s...
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Class X29D Box Cars Arrive


The Middle Division has taken receipt of four class X29D box cars. In kit form, the cars from WrightTrak represent the 3,100 X29's that were rebuilt as X29D between 1952-1956. New bodies were placed on the existing underframes. Five hundred of the ca...
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[Another] HO Scale EMD SD45 PRR Class EF36 Announced

Right on the heels of the Walthers announcement, Athearn says "Me too!" Athearn has announced their take on an EMD SD45 in HO scale. They first appeared on the Pennsy in 1966 as class EF36. The Athearn offering is, however, in their "Ready To Roll" l...
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