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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PENNSYRR.com on Steroids!

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Planned maintenance on the PENNSYRR.COM and related web sites has been completed. There may be a few broken links or missing images that I will fix over the coming days. In a nutshell, the domains and sites were migrated off of "SlowDaddy" to Si...
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Web Site Maintenance Slated

Over the next seven to ten days, several instances of maintenances will be occurring on the servers providing services for PENNSYRR.COM , ALPHABETROUTE.COM , and THEMODELRAILROADOPENHOUSE.COM . During these maintenance windows the servers may not res...
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Bethlehem Steel's Naginey Quarry Shipments

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The Bethlehem Steel Company owned a large quarry at Naginey on the Milroy Secondary outside of Lewistown, Pa. The quarry was rail-served until Hurricane Agnes destroyed much of the line in 1972 and it proved too expensive to repair. Several years ago...
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