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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Report of the Chief Engineer: Q4 2017

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This quarter was exciting for the division. Two open houses were held -- One in October for the NMRA MER regional convention, the second for The Model Railroad Open House in November. Final grading (scenery) has been completed for half of the Lewistown Junction main line area -- specifically the stretch from Roundhouse Road crossing to the yardmast...
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And The Other Shoe Drops

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Perhaps unfairly, I didn't warn my constituents that The Belleville Epiphany was going to have a sequel... The helix removal and nolix replacement will facilitate a design change for the Pennsylvania Midland Railroad , which interchanges with the Milroy Secondary at Reedsville.  I've updated the backstory of the Pennsylvania Midland, adjusting...
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