David Pitcher's Southwestern Pennsylvania Railroad (N)

Over 5 Years on Tour
Contact Information
David Pitcher
365 Wesfork Way
Suwanee, GA 30024
770-822-4871
Wheelchair Accessible: 
No

The SPR is a freelanced operation based layout during the transition years located in the Connellsville PA area that is a 50/50 joint ownership between PRR and B&O. Freight and passenger operations. Recent additions still under construction are an integrated steel mill and a logging line. The 4 Staging yards are computer controlled.  Lots of industrial areas for switching and mainlines for through trains and passenger traffic.

 

Size:

13 x 47

 

Scale:

N-scale

 

Prototype:

Freelance joint ownership PRR – B&O

 

Locale:

SW Pennsylvania

 

Era:

Transition 1955

 

Layout Style:

Walk around

 

Len. Of  Mainline:

100’ + 2  50’ branchlines

 

Layout Height:

51”

 

Bench work:

L-girder

 

Roadbed:

Plywood & Cork

 

Track work:

Atlas Code 55

 

Turnout Min.:

#7 mainline, #5 industries

 

Min. Radius:

18”

 

Maximum Grade:

1.25%

 

Scenery:

50%

 

Backdrop:

Painted drywall and hardboard

 

Controls:

Digitrax DCC

 

 

Directions 

From I-85 and 317 (Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road) head east on Lawrenceville-Suwanee Rd. for approx 1 mile until you reach a flashing yellow light. Turn Left at the flashing light onto Richland Parkway, follow it and take the second left (Prosperity Way) which will deadend on Wesfork Way, turn left, house is on the right at 365 Wesfork Way.