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Phillip Peter's Hanover Valley Railway

Venue

Street:
18 Shenandoah Court
ZIP:
17340
City:
Littlestown
State:
PA
Country:
United States
Restrictions:
Not ADA accessible
Scale:
N
Power:
Digitrax DCC
Affiliations:
NMRA, OpSIG
NMRA Division:
SUSQUEHANNA
Sub Division:
SOUTHERN PA
E-mail:
pwpetersjr@embarqmail.com
Phone:
717-359-0248
Map:
Map

Description

The Hanover Valley Railway is a Chessie System bridge line between Baltimore, MD and Pittsburgh, PA. As such it receives traffic from both East and West at its principle yard, Philco Yard in Hanover. Local turns are sent out from here to service branch lines to East Hanover and Maple Grove. A mine run goes from Philco Yard to the mines of Coal Creek, Red Hill and Glen Jean. There are also locals that run to Tiber Creek where the parent railroad of the Hanover Valley Railway, The Tiber Creek Railroad, is located. A small yard in Tiber Creek handles local traffic for the industries located there as well as a large brewery and paint company. Locomotive shops are also located here. A daily passenger run starts in Tiber Creek each morning and runs the entire layout carrying passengers and miners to Hanover, Maple Grove and on to the mining towns farther away. It returns to Tiber Creek in the evening.

The N scale layout is a 13’ x 26’ L-shaped layout with a large peninsula. A dog-bone track arrangement allows trains to come into Hanover from staging in Baltimore, interchange traffic and continue on to Pittsburgh and points west. Visible staging and the mines are located on the long arm of the L. The layout is run point-to-point as a switching layout with the emphasis on short turns servicing local industries. Town names are from the local area but there is no attempt to model the towns exactly. Motive power is diesel and features Chessie and C & O equipment. The layout also interchanges with a friend’s Maryland Blue and Grey Line whose trains and equipment also show up from time to time.

 
Event image Date Title City State
Phillip Peter's Hanover Valley Railway 11/18/17
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Littlestown PA

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