RAILROAD PROTOTYPE MODELERS
VALLEY FORGE

OPERATING SESSIONS

Ops Session Railroad Descriptions


Click for 2018 Valley Forge RPM Summary by Eric Hansmann

Steve Salotti -
Set in 1949 in northern New Jersey, the railroad runs between Little Ferry (major yard) and Hainesburg and features passenger and mainline freight service, with many locals serving industries, both along the line and on the waterfront. Digitrax DCC, Switchlists, timetable operations (TT&TO). Please bring Digitrax throttles if you have them. Simplex Radio only.

Bob Zeolla -
The Conemaugh Line represents the portion of Conrail's operation in Western Pennsylvania diverging from Conrail's Pittsburgh Line at ConPit Junction near Johnstown, and rejoining Conrail's Ft. Wayne Line in Pittsburgh. The modeled portion is from Avonmore to Pittsburgh. Staging extends this area eastward to Johnstown and westward to Conway Yard. The modeled time period is 1978. The hub of operations during this period on the Conemaugh is Kiski Yard. Secondary yards along the line are at Etna and West Tarentum. Operations include through and local freights, unit mineral trains, and branch line and steel mill switching. New since the last RPM meet are fully funtioning virtual signals, which will be covered in my clinic during the meet. More at http://www.facebook.com/conemaugh78 . Digitrax DCC one way, two way, and WiThrottle/EngineDriver. Please bring FRS radios and throttles if you have them.

James Dalberg -
The railroad represents portions of the DL&W in northern New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania between Hoboken and Scranton, plus the Erie to Suffern about 1955, with some era-stretching. Passenger terminal operation in Hoboken, Jersey City and Port Morris yards, through freight and passenger service, local and industrial switching, commuters, coal and cement operations, car floats, etc.. Digitrax DCC, Sequence operation, car cards, please bring FRS radios and throttles if you have them.

Paul Backenstose -
Paul models the Western Maryland Railway in 1971 from Hagerstown to Connellsville and a portion of the Thomas Sub. Twenty two trains are run in an operating session, including regularly scheduled freights; coal, coke, hopper and grain extras; and 6 trains on the Thomas Sub. Ridgeley Yard (near Cumberland) is worked by many of these trains.
NCE DCC; throttles not required. FRS radios are required.