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Short Line Model Railroad Club

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Short Line Model Railroad Club
Title:
Short Line Model Railroad Club
When:
Sun, November 26, 2017, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Where:
Short Line Model Railroad Club - Ephrata, PA
Category:
Open House
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Created by:
Jerry Britton


Venue

Location:
Short Line Model Railroad Club - Website
Street:
11 S. State Street
ZIP:
17522
City:
Ephrata
State:
PA
Country:
United States
Scale:
HO
Power:
Digitrax DCC
NMRA Division:
SUSQUEHANNA
Sub Division:
SOUTHERN PA
E-mail:
show@slmrc.com

Description

Welcome to  the Short Line Model Railroad Club. The Pennsylvania – Reading Anthracite Lines has been under construction, expansion and updating for over 20 years, with many more years of fun and enjoyment in the future. We hope you enjoy our small contribution to our community to bring back the era of 1950s railroading.

The Pennsylvania – Reading Anthracite Lines operates East and West between Sunbury and Tamaqua. One of two divisions, the Shamokin Division serves Ashville, Mill Creek, Coalsburg, and a branch line serving Summit Colliery.

On the double track main line, bridge and coal traffic account for a major part of the railroad’s success and profitability. Loaded coal drags can be seen heading east to Philadelphia while empties are routed west for loading.

Other mainline services provided by the PRAL include passenger, mixed freight, local and interchange. The bustling Ashville branch runs southward from the West Coalsburg Junction to service Mill Creek, Ashville and the mine at Summit.

Name: Pennsylvania Reading Anthracite Lines
Founded: 1989
Scale: HO (1:87.1)
Size: 25’ x 62’
Locale: Eastern Pennsylvania (freelance)
Era: 1950’s
Style: Walk-Around
Mainline: 250 feet, double-track
Track: Code 83, 100, Hon3 – a mix of flextrack and hand-laid
Minimum Turnout: Mainline #7
Minimum Radius: 22″
Maximum Grade: 1.4%
Height: 43 – 48″
Control: DCC; Digitrax Digtial Command Control with detection
Benchwork: Mix of open girder and plywood subroadbed
Roadbed: Homasote & cork
Scenery: Hardshell