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Evolution of the 40′ Steam Era House Cars of the Delaware & Hudson

September 10th, 2010

      USRA Single Sheathed, 40 foot “Government”  boxcar, built in 1919, series 17001-17500. This is #17225, as she appeared after her 1937 rebuilding, and wearing the new post 1950 D&H paint scheme. Note the Viking roof, that was a part of the upgrading process.  Cars got either a Murphy Raised Panel roof, Climax Radial, […]

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Obstacle Course for Challengers, 1952

June 12th, 2010

(Original image coutesy “Trains” magazine, and Syracuse University Press)  This diagram represents the track profile for the D&H Penn Division, running from south to north as viewed from left to right. The Division starts in Wilkes-Barre, PA (PRR Interchange), and ends at Nineveh, NY, where the Penn Division merges with the D&H’s own Susquehanna Division, and […]

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Erie’s YD Tower at Ararat

June 10th, 2010

The portion of the D&H Penn Division that I am modeling is the segment between Lanesboro, PA to the north, and Carbondale, PA to the south (a distance of about 36 miles). Approximately half-way between those two locations lies the tiny hamlet of Ararat, PA. This represented the summit of the climb from both the north and the south, and […]

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