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To all New England Chapter, PRRT&HS Members…

Chapter Meeting – Saturday, September 20, 2014

Duffy's Tavern & Grill – Kennebunk, Maine

Seashore Trolley Museum – Kennebunkport, Maine

This is the oldest and largest electric railway museum in the world with a collection of 250 transit vehicles. Within the collection are Long Island MP54 MU car #4137 and caboose #29.

We will meet at Duffy's Tavern & Grill (4 Main Street, Kennebunk) for lunch and our business meeting at 11am.

We will proceed to the museum (195 Log Cabin Road, Kennebunkport) arriving around 12:30pm. We will tour the museum, ride the trolleys, and shop in the gift shop/bookstore.  The last trolley ride of the day leaves at 4:15pm.

For more on the museum, visit http://www.trolleymuseum.org/.

Contact me if you plan to attend…

Please contact me by September 6 at  or 508-624-4613 so we can make the restaurant and museum aware of the count.

Let me know your name, that you plan to attend the September Chapter meeting.  If you are interested in carpooling to the meeting, please let me know and I will put you in contact with anyone else coming in your area.




Tim Garner

Secretary, New England Chapter, PRRT&HS  |  Editor, The East Wind

533 Brigham Street, Marlborough, MA  01752

(home) 508-624-4613, (work) 508-263-6856

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Chapter web site: http://prrths-ne.org/


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Walthers has announced a new run of their Proto EMD F7 units. The models are being offered with or without Tsunami DCC sound systems. 

They will be packaged as #9785A with #9784B; #9786A with #9786B#9787A; and #9789A. No photos or specific features have been announced. Walthers last run were of the "Phase 1c (Late)" variety. These road numbers would suggest the same.

MSRP's range from $179.98 to $549.98. They are due in April 2015.

I can't believe I am saying this, but I think I may have enough F7's... could really use some F3's though!

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Walthers has announced two flat cars wearing PRR livery...

The first is a 53' GSC flat car with side rails depicting a car in piggyback service. The car is lettered as a F41 and appears to be a foobie. In the Yardmaster series, the model features two road numbers, factory-installed original style trailer hitch, rub rails & bridge plates, detailed body & deck, hidden weight for great looks & performance, correct 33" turned-metal wheelsets, and Proto MAX(TM) metal knuckle couplers. MSRP is $24.98 and they are due in September 2014.

The second is listed as a 75' piggyback flat car. No photo or features are listed. It is likely a re-run of the TrucTrain trailers that were done long ago. In the Yardmaster series, there will be two road numbers. MSRP is $24.98 and they are due in September 2015.

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Intermountain N scale F7 PRR

Intermountain announces new run of N scale F7a/b units. These engines come DCC ready or can be ordered with factory installed DCC and sound. Four road numbers availible for both A and B units. Delivery is expected first quarter 2015.

Intermountain Railway Company


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 A total of 300 cars were built by the PRR at Altoona between July 17, 1948, and October 11, 1948, in number series 253500-253799. Welded construction was used for both the superstructure and the underframe. The material was high tensile steel. The cars had a plain welded roof and 14 roof hatches, each with 3 by 3 opening. The metal running boards were Apex Tri-Lok. There were four bulkheads, creating five bays, each having two hopper openings measuring 13 by 24. The hopper bottom mechanism was furnished by Enterprise Railway Equipment Co. The horizontal sliding doors were hand operated, using a rack and pinion. The trucks were Class 2E-F22A, made by American Steel Foundries with Type A-3 Ride Control. The couplers were Type E with Imperial rotary bottom operated uncoupling devices. There were four PRR paint and lettering schemes on this car. First was the Circle Keystone (CK) as delivered in Freight Car Color (FCC) with white lettering. Second, some shopped cars received the gray body color with the CK scheme in black. Third, some had the Shadow Keystone (SK) with gray body color with black lettering. And lastly, the Plain Keystone (PK) scheme with gray body color with black lettering was also used. In addition to the PRR schemes, they were also painted in both Penn Central (gray and green) and Conrail (gray and red) scheme

Features include:

Beautifully Detailed and Accurately Modeled
Precision Paint, Color, and Lettering Schemes
Many Separately Applied Details
Composition: ABS
Couplers: (2) Operating MicroTrains #1015 or Compatible
Compatible Tracks: Code 55, 70, 83, & 100 Rail
Minimum Operating Radius: 9.75

Model offered in packs of 4
Price is listed at 99.99 MSRP

Broadway Limited Importers
- See more at: http://pennsyrr.com/index.php/about/musings/entry/n-scale-broadway-limited-imports-accepting-orders-for-h32-covered-hoppers#sthash.r7LSQi6l.dpuf

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