Nov 14 6-9Pm
Nov 15 9AM- 9PM
Nov 16 9AM -3PM
South Hills Model Railroad Club Modular
Layout as part of Light Up Night in Mt. Lebanon. The HO layout
will be located on the 1st floor of the Mt. Lebanon
Municipal Building, 710 Washington Rd.
Fort Pitt Division, Train Collector’s
Association. Sundays Dec I and Jan 26, Four Points Sheraton,
Route 19 Cranberry.Open to the public 10 AM- 3 PM. Non member
fee $ 6.00. There are often G Scale rolling stock at these
events along with buildings figures etc.
Train Show & sale, Jan 5 2014, Adamsburg
Community VFD off RT 30 East at Adamsburg exit. Fire house is
just south of RT 30. 9-3 $ 4.00 This has some G scale along
with books and scenery items.
Train Sale and Show, New EagleVFD Social
Hall 156 Chess St( off Rt 88) , Jan26 10-4 Admission $3.00
Harlansburg Station, intersection of Rt 19N
and Rt 108 (724) 652 9002. Phone for Hours. Jean and I toured
this in August . The building replicates a PRR station of the
early 20th century. Along the platforms are Pennsy
heavy and light weight passenger cars. In one of the cars is a
nice HO layout. The other cars and the station are filled with
interesting exhibits and models of trains and other forms of
transportation. There is an admission charge.
The Western Pa Model RR museum 5507
Lakeside DR (RT 910) Gibsonia- 724 444 6944
www.wpmrm.org This HO railroad models a line
running from Pittsburgh to Cumberland and is well worth
viewing.It is open on weekends from 11/9- 1/12. Check the
website for specific hours.
First, the writer is neither pro or con on
the fracking issue. As a 70+ year train watcher he is however
impressed with the increase in traffic from this source on the
local Wheeling and Lake Erie. On Sept 26 I observed an
Eastbound Train along Rt 50 with 2, 6axle locomotives, about 40
“Rail Whale” tank cars and 2 similar locos on the rear end. An
A contest. Go back a few decades . Remember
when you read the Saturday Evening Post or the National
Geographic. Ads or watched freight trains at crossings. Many
railroads had advertising slogans in their ads or on their cars.
Do you remember any of these?. Answers next time.
“ The Standard Railroad of the World”
“_____ __ all the way”
“The Water level Route-- You can sleep”
“ Linking 13 great states with the nation"