Old PRR Conemaugh Division"
Heavy Model Railroad Action Bypassing the Iron
Imagine a model railroad layout where the operations includes mountain helper districts,
long tunnels, bridges, single track mainline, heavy industrial switching, and well over 30
trains in a normal 4-hour day imitating 24 hours (00:01 AM to 24:00 PM) using a 6 to 1
ratio fast clock
freelanced Kiski Valley Railroad serving the Valleys of the Conemaugh, Kiskimetas and west
side Allegheny Rivers, with a branch line following Buffalo Creek to Winfield Junction,
and then on to Butler. The Winfield RR, a very short line railroad serves the rest of
Buffalo Creek North into Winfield Twp. All located in South Western Pennsylvania.
old PRR Conemaugh Division was used to by-pass Pittsburgh,
one of the busiest railroading centers in America, with possibly the widest variety of
operations to be found in a single region.
The last of
the Pennsylvania Railroad's Conemaugh division route is captured here by the Kiski Valley
Railroad a few decades or so prior to the NYC & PRR merger. The KVRR provides
enough traffic to keep any operator rail fan happy. The "PENNSYLVANIA",
the "PITTSBURGH & SHAWMUT", the "WINFIELD" and the
"BALTIMORE & OHIO" railroads all played an equally important role in
this region. Plus, the heavy industrial hauling "Butler Branch Railroad"
of the KVRR also contributes to exciting operations.
You'll see switchers working in
a USS (United States Steel) blast furnace & rolling mill, at the coke ovens,