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Craig Bisgeier

Housatonic Railroad

Excellent design articles.

Kevin Burkholder

Great Lakes Eastern

Modern day fictitious successor to Conrail. Excellent operations plan.

Mike Dodd


Excellent design, operations.

Art Fahie

Niagara & Pearl Creek Railroad

Excellent lighting techniques.

Joe Fugate

Siskiyou Line

Once featured in a Model Railroader article on "mushroom" design. Note his use of low wattage incandescent lights to create a "picture box" effect.

Bob Helm

Northend Elkhorn Extension

Fabulous HO empire featuring the Clinchfield Railroad!

Dave Husman

Wilmington & Northern Branch


Nicholas Kalis

Long Island Railroad - Montauk Branch


Tony Koester

Alleghenny Midland
(dismantled 2001)


Lee Nicholas

Utah Colorado Western

Excellent example for lighting and operations.

George Selios
(Unofficial site)

Franklin & South Manchester

Featured in Model Railroader, Dec. 1999.

Richard Weyand

Pocahontas Division of the Norfolk & Western

Incredible coal hauling operations!

Ted York

Cajun Pass


Mike Zeigler

Conawingo Central Railroad

Fictitious line set in southcentral Pennsylvania.


Appalachian Railroad Modeling

A collection of layouts featuring the Clinchfield and other coal hauling lines from the east.


The Cornwall Railroad






Modeling the B&O Cumberland Division

It is based on the pre-Chessie diesel era. 



Piedmont Sub-Division model railroad

1970's based C&O model railroad.


Ken Miller's Cumberland to Pittsburgh model railroad



Grafton and Greenbrier model railroad

Freelanced model railroad based on C&O prototype.


Freelanced Chessie model railroad



CSX model railroad



Brian Banna's Chessie Models 



Scale Chessie site



Phills' Model Railroad



The Pennsy Middle Division

Built by Dave Frary, now privately owned.


Jerry Britton

Eastern Region

Featuring 1954 passenger and locomotive operations at Harrisburg in the Philadelphia Division, with portions of the Middle and Pittsburgh divisions represented.

Jim Clay

Cumberland Valley Branch

An operations-oriented layout modeling the branch from Carlisle to Hagerstown (Philadelphia Division).

John Cooper

Philadelphia Terminal Division

Includes Suburban Station,

30th Street
Station, and ZOO (Philadelphia Terminal Division).

Stan Ebersole

Northern Central Branch

Northern Central Branch from York, Pa. to Wago Junction. (Maryland Division)

William Emmons

Williamsport Division

Line from Sunbury to Williamsport, and Williamsport to Sodus Point. (Williamsport Division)

Dave Johnson

Panhandle Division

Carnegie, Pa. through Weirton Junction, Steubenville, Mingo Junction, and Cadiz Junction, west to Trinway, Oh. (Panhandle Division)

Ken McCorry

Central Region, Northern Division

Club-sized layout featuring the Keating Summit grade between Williamsport, Pa., and Buffalo, NY. (Williamsport, Renovo, and Buffalo divisions)

Bob McKay

Susquehanna Division

Harrisburg to Northumberland, in the Philadelphia and Williamsport divisions.

George Pierson

Tuscarora Valley RR

Featuring the Middle Division, including the coal wharf at Denholm!

Bill and Wayne Reid

Cumberland Valley System

PRR Cumberland Valley Branch. (Philadelphia Division)

Larry Reynolds

Altoona Area

Featuring the mainline from Huntingdon to Gallitzin. (Middle Division)

Jon Anderson

Peoria Branch


Ted Andrews

Ft. Wayne Line

Main line from Ft. Wayne to Valparaiso, plus South Bend Branch.

Jimi Banks

Western Allegheny Railroad

Fictional line featuring the Pennsy and incredibly detailed models in N scale!

Sam Berliner

Berlinerwerke Pike

Fictional line, but featuring the Pennsy's Horseshoe Curve -- at full scale!

Jerry Breon

PRR in the 1940's

Includes Horseshoe Curve.

Ray Breyer


NKP layout with a strong dose of PRR!

Jim Cullen

Elizabeth & Austin Divisions of the Pennsylvania Railroad


John Drye

Northern Central Railway

Includes Emporium, Williamsport, Sunbury.

Dr. Edmond Freed

Port Road

Mainline from Harrisburg to ROY and

Port Road
from SHOCKS to Perryville.

Mark Fry

Northern Division, Central Region

Main line Harrisburg to Buffalo, with Wilkes_Barre Branch and Shamokin Secondary.

Patrick Grace

Southside Yard

Fictitious PRR short line.

Steve Hanlon

Huntingdon and Cumberland Branch

Fictitious line.

Steven Hoxie

Susquehanna Division

Action from Kase tower to Northumberland.

Roy Hoffman

Penn Western Railroad


Carl Izzo

Pennsylvania Railroad


Greg Johnson

Allegheny Terminal

Set in the industrial area of Pittsburgh.

Jerry Jordak

Erie & Pittsburgh Branch


Jay Keese

Paoli Local

NTRAK module.

Vagel Keller

Blacklog & Shade Gap Eastern

Fictional shortline, based on the East Broad Top, with connections to the PRR.

Nick Kulp

Cornwall Railroad

Includes the PRR's Lebanon Valley Branch.

Steve Mallery

PRR Buffalo Line


Bob Martin

Central Pennsylvania Railroad

Freelance line affiliated with the PRR.

Frank Martin

Philadelphia & Delaware County RR


Ken Meyer


Baltimore, plus Northern Central Branch to Ruxton.

Hank Mummert

Northern Central, Maryland Division (Dismantled for relocation.)

Featuring the Northern Central Branch from Baltimore, Md. to York, Pa.

William Neale

Pan Handle

West Virginia's Pan Handle

Scott Reed

Middle Allegheny Division

Altoona to Gallitzin.

Don Richard

Northeast Corridor

Northeast corridor from Wilmington to Baltimore. Portion of

Port Road

Ken Rideout

Juniata Line

Mainline from Altoona to Cresson.

Neal Schorr

Middle Division

Known for his previous layout, the "South Penn" in HO, he now models in O scale.

Dan Seymour

Shark River & Western Railroad

Based on a fictious Pennsylvania region, with operating signals.

Joe Sherlock



Bruce Smith

Columbia, Pa.

Featuring the Columbia Branch, Wrightsville Branch, Atglen & Susquehanna Branch, and the Columbia & Port Deposit Branch.

Steve Smith

Philadelphia, Pa.

Featuring the 30th street Station.

Dave Vollmer

Northeastern PA, Summer 1956

Pennsy north and east of Harrisburg and the anthracite country.

Jeff Warner

PRR/RDG/WM South Central Region

Features PRR's Northern Central Branch in addition to some WM and Reading.

John Wright

Federal Street

PRR c. 1952 A portable exhibition switching layout based on the Whitehall Branch in Southside Pittsburgh.

John Wright


PRR in the 1940s. Fictitious mainline from Columbus, Ohio to Charleston, W. Virginia.

John Wright

Westmorland Enginehouse

PRR 1940s & 50s. Built to modular NMRA standards. Mainline east of St. Louis.


Lower Anthracite Model Railroad Club

P.R.R., Reading, and LV.


The Operators

A group of layout owners who share operators and an interest in the PRR and operating prototypically.


Doug Geiger
Granite Mountain Railway
HO & HOn3
John Parker
BNSF Fall River Division
Patrick Lana
Cedar River and Iowa Central Railway
Don Meeker
Rocky Mountain Lines
Jim Ferenc
Colorado & Southern, Northern Division
Dave Cochrun
Castle Rock & Pacific
Dave Kampsnider
Gulf, Colorado, and Santa Fe
Denny Krausman
ATSF, Colorado Division
Greeley Freight Station Museum
Oregon, California, and Eastern


Noteworthy Layouts That Aren't Online






Paul Dolkos

Boston & Maine



Not a large layout, but a nifty design. Model Railroad Planning, 1998.

Jim Hediger

Ohio Southern



Model Railroader, Feb. 1998.

W. Allen McClelland

Virginian & Ohio



Model Railroad Planning, 1998.

Cal Winter

Florida East Coast Ry. Key West Extension



Model Railroader, Feb. 2001; "Great Model Railroads, Volume 41".


Operations Special Interest Group

Layout Design Special Interest Group

Friends of the Burlington Northern (FOBNR)


Java Model Railroad Interface (JMRI)

Rod Black's CATS page (JMRI based CTC software)