Established 1994

Pittsburgh Garden Railway Society
C/O Ann Celento
312 Hawthorne Street
Canonsburg PA, 15317

June 2014 Newsletter

From the President's Desk Trips
Chasing Trains - Big and Little The Dining Car
Photos Tech Tips
Upcoming Train Shows & Events Video of the Month

Financial Report (password required)

Membership Roster (password required)

Chasing Trains - Big and Little

The ongoing tale of Big Boy continues.
Thanks to a Cousin, who is an Archaeologist in Ogden Utah, I have photos of 4014 at the Union Pacific's Ogden passenger station.
In these photos, it appears that the massive main rods have  been removed to remove problems from air being pumped into the cylinders as the engine is moved.
 Something which is to me amazing and a tribute to the Union Pacific Police is the American Locomotive Co. builders plate attached to the smoke box and not in some railfan's game room. The plate shows serial # 69--- and a build date of Sept. 1941!!
Although not G scale or about trains in the garden, I have finished a book titled " I never met a train I didn't like" by Lou Palumbo. Lou owns the Underground Railroad Shoppe in New Castle Pa. His observations on the hobby are both the subject of laughter and pretty much right on !
Copies are available from the store.