Report of the Chief Engineer: Second Quarter 2017

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The Chief Engineer of the PRR Middle Division in HO Scale is pleased to present its report for the second quarter of 2017. Progress and been varied and slow, complicated by a short circuit (see separate blog), oral surgery, illness, and two inches of water in the basement as a result of a recent tropical storm! Since last quarter, approximately hal...
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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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PRRT&HS: Summer Issue of "The Keystone" Published

The Pennsylvania Railroad Technical & Historical Society (PRRT&HS) has published the Summer 2017 issue (Vol. 50, No. 2) of The Keystone . Articles include: Black River & Western Restores H31 Hopper Car Restoration of LEONARD CALVERT PRRT&...
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90TH ANNIVERSARY OF FAMED "LINDBERGH SPECIAL" RUN


The  Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania  marks the 90th anniversary on Sunday, June 11 of the famed "Lindbergh Special"run, headed by one of the historic locomotives in the Museum's premier collection, Pennsylvania Railroad E6s Atlantic No. 46...
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Book: "Pennsylvania Railroad: Shamokin Branch, Ore Trains & Coal Mines"

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PENNSLVANIA RAILROAD SHAMOKIN BRANCH: Ore Trains & Coal Mines by Dan and Blake Marnell Color laminated hardcover, 8.5x11x4", 816 pages, photos, maps, graphs, drawings CD of rail maps included. 2017. "Pennsylvania Railroad: Shamokin Branch, Ore Tr...
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