Established 1994

Pittsburgh Garden Railway Society
C/O Ann Celento
312 Hawthorne Street
Canonsburg PA, 15317

November 2013 Newsletter

From the President's Desk Trips
Chasing Trains - Big and Little What's Cookin'
Photos Tech Tips
Upcoming Train Shows & Events Video of the Month

Financial Report (password required)

Membership Roster (password required)

Chasing Trains - Big and Little


                                                                          Chasing Trains


Nov 14 6-9Pm

Nov 15 9AM- 9PM

Nov 16 9AM -3PM

South Hills Model Railroad Club Modular Layout as part of Light  Up Night in Mt. Lebanon. The HO layout will be located on the 1st floor of the Mt. Lebanon Municipal Building, 710 Washington Rd.

Fort Pitt Division, Train Collector’s Association. Sundays Dec I and Jan 26, Four Points Sheraton, Route 19 Cranberry.Open to the public 10 AM- 3 PM. Non member fee $ 6.00. There are often G Scale rolling stock at these events along with buildings figures etc.

Train Show & sale, Jan 5 2014, Adamsburg Community VFD off RT 30 East at Adamsburg exit. Fire house is just south of RT 30. 9-3  $ 4.00 This has some G scale along with books and scenery items.

Train Sale and Show, New EagleVFD Social Hall 156 Chess St( off Rt 88) , Jan26 10-4 Admission $3.00


Harlansburg Station, intersection of Rt 19N and Rt 108 (724) 652  9002. Phone for Hours.  Jean and I toured this in August . The building replicates a PRR station of the early 20th century. Along the platforms are Pennsy heavy and light weight passenger cars. In one of the cars is a nice HO layout. The other cars and the station are filled with interesting exhibits and models of trains and other forms of transportation. There is an admission charge.

The Western Pa Model RR museum 5507 Lakeside DR (RT 910) Gibsonia- 724 444 6944 www.wpmrm.org This HO railroad models a line running from Pittsburgh to Cumberland and is well worth viewing.It is open on weekends from 11/9- 1/12. Check the website for specific hours.


First, the writer is neither pro or con on the fracking issue. As a 70+ year train watcher he is however impressed with the increase in traffic from this source on the local Wheeling and Lake Erie. On Sept 26 I observed an Eastbound  Train along Rt 50 with 2, 6axle locomotives, about 40 “Rail Whale” tank cars and 2 similar locos on the rear end. An impressive train!

A contest. Go back a few decades . Remember when you read the Saturday Evening Post or the National Geographic. Ads or watched freight trains at crossings.  Many railroads had advertising slogans in their ads or on their cars. Do you remember any of these?.  Answers next time.

“ The Standard Railroad  of the World”

“_____ __ all the way”

“The Water level Route-- You can sleep”

“ Linking 13 great states with the nation"


Bill Baldwin