Tom Brodrick's Providence and
Worcester September 14, 2013
Brodrick's Providence and Worcester is loosely based on that part of
the railroad from Providence, R.I. to Worcester, Mass. Starting in one
part of the basement in Providence yard, the line snakes thru a 12’
x14’ room and along one wall rises to a 2nd tier that follows the
bottom level for the remainder of the trip to Worcester yard and local
switching. The railroad is fully operational and is about 75% scenicked.
currently run 12-15 trains on an operational night and moves about 100
freight cars. Operations are based on a very simple train order system
and the focus is on an urban setting with the 6 towns along the
mainline being the source of most of the freight movements.
is all diesels with the time period from 1975 thru the present. The
railroad is DCC controlled with 95% of the switches hand thrown as the
operator follows the train along. Pictures courtesy of Glenn Downing.