Unbelievable, but true!

Sunday morning, lying in bed listening to the birds singing. Browsing the interwebby for a suitable place to locate my new N gauge Sand Creek Junction layout…

Following the eastern bank of the Susquehanna River in southern Pennsylvania there is a single track railway line. It has a siding, which looks disused, nothing eye catching, until you look at the name of the place.

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So I did a bit more hunting and found…

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This area of the United States was well provided with railroads from an early age. As time passed they merged and many of the more colourful names were lost. In more recent times the large railroad companies abandoned less profitable routes but some of these then became short line operations, either as part of a group or operated by local businesses. Often as not these short lines would take on the name of a historical railroad.

You can probably see where this is going now can’t you?

scj-2Sand Creek Junction will still retain its name but the operating company will be the Peach Bottom Railway with the reporting mark PBRY.

Anyway, that’s enough theorising. Ten o’clock, time for breakfast, then I’ll get on with some real modelling instead of messing about on the pooter.

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About Bob Hughes

Ex railwayman, life long railway modeller, lover of real ale and spicy food. Divorced, three kids, one dog.
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