Port Road Railroad
July 25, 2004
Bob's railroad is inspired by the
Pennsy's Port Road. At 45’ x 15’ it’ s a good sized undertaking that
allows single track point to point or continuous running. The era is
the steam to diesel transition, heavy on the steam. Bob says the
scenery is still a work in progress, but what is done is easily
recognized as South Eastern Pennsylvania. The layout is wired for five
conventional cabs. Recently Bob converted one of the cabs to DCC.
The Port Road Railroad is a good sized
layout which is set in South Eastern Pennsylvania. The track plan
allows for single track point to point or continuous running. Bob likes
to model the transition era, steam to diesel, with emphasis on steam.
Scenery is well on it's way with some very nice scenes depicted. The
scenery that is complete is easily recognized as that part of
Some fifty plus Division members
stopped by during the afternoon and all had very favorable comments.
Although I was manning the welcome table' along with Nick, I did
manage to go downstairs in time to see some of what seemed to be
serious operations going on. I knew I was heading in the right
direction when I heard the Broadway Limited GG-1 signaling a grade