Model Railroad Photos
Here is a place for Penn Central modelers to show off their skills. If you would like to see your PC model displayed here, contact me and let me know.
Walt Gay's Alco and EMDs
The following HO scale locomotives were built by Walt Gay:
Joe Werner's SW7
This picture of Joe Werner's HO scale PC SW7 9078 was taken on the Rochester Institute of Technology club layout at at the opening of a tunnel section built in honor of the defunct Rochester Subway. More information on the Rochester Subway can be found here. Photo by Otto Vondrak.
Brian Banna's locomotives
The following N scale locomotives were built and photographed by Brian Banna:
Dave Hopson's SD45
This is a picture of Dave Hopson's PC SD45 with working marker lights. Very impressive!
Steve Zadrozny's locomotives
The following HO scale locomotives were built and photographed by Steve Zadrozny:
- PC 2105: GP20
- PC 2196: GP30
- PC 2422: C425
- PC 4036: E8A
- PC 5506: RS3
- PC 5607: GP7
- PC 5666: GP7
- PC 6122: SD45 in "red P" scheme
- PC 6218: SD45
- PC 6304: C628
- PC 7508: GP9
- PC 8461: SW1
- PC 8865: SW7
- PC 9061: SW7, with "black dip" paint job
- PC 9114: SW9
- PC 9117: SW9, with a small "red P"
- PC 9510: SW1500
Chip Syme's PC gondola
Chip Syme sent in this photo of an HO scale gondola that he built.
Paul Anderson's locomotives
These HO scale locomotives were built by Paul Anderson.
- PC 6342: C636
- PC 6506: U25C
- PC 7555: GP9, Proto 2000 in factory New Haven colors with NH markings painted out and PC emblems and numbers applied. Very realistic!
- PC 8045: GP38-2, a stock Athearn unit with additional details and weathering
Mike Menexis' G gauge equipment
Here are three photos of Mike's PC/NYC equipment operating on his G scale patio layout:
Glenn Rush HO models
Ron Lutton's HO models
Ron models the former NYC lines between Minerva and Piney Fork, Ohio. Here are some pictures from his layout:
- Stewart F7 PC 1783 sitting in siding near Piney Fork Mine
- Stewart F7 PC 1707, in red P paint, arriving at Minerva Yard
- Atlas GP7's in fresh paint and just put in service at Minerva Yard
- PC 21624, a brass caboose model lettered using decals from Jim Kosty's sets, at Minerva Yard
Here are also six action views of his layout:
- A view of the yard.
- A former NYC F7 and an ex-PRR GP35, both in PC paint.
- Overview of the roundhouse and engine facility.
- Another view of the roundhouse area.
- Out along the main line.
Gregg Benedict's N models
Here are some N scale PC locomotives by Gregg Benedict:
- H12-44 8315: in the deadline
- Trainmaster 6799: also in the deadline and renumbered
- C636 6342 ready for service
- U30B 2849 on the point of a road freight
Pete Trunk's O models
These are some O scale models built by Pete Trunk:
- PC 23547: Caboose
- PC 2376: GP35
- PC 2602: U25B, with an unusual PC paint scheme
- PC 5500: RS3, shoving a PC hopper
- PC 8125: GP38-2
- PC 8125: GP38-2, side view
- PC 8651: NW2
- PC 8651: NW2, another view
- PC 9999: 44-tonner
- PC boxcars: Two 50-foot boxcars with black lettering
- PC gondola: 50-foot car with wheelsets
Ricky Rupp's G models
Ricky sent this picture of a 40 foot PC boxcar. He used Poly S paint and his own brand (Modern Rails "G" Cals) decals on the car. The car is an AristoCraft 1:29 car.
Ricky also built this 1:29 scale sand hopper from an AristoCraft model and painted with Polly-S paint and lettered with decals he created himself using an Alps printer.
Gene Fusco's HO models
Award-winning modeler Gene Fusco has several Penn Central and predecessor road models on his model photo page.
Marty Kaufman's models
Here are some of Marty Kaufman's amazing Penn Central models. Some of these are lettered with his own custom decal sets.
- PC 887766, a gray covered hopper
- PCB 890025, a green covered hopper with PCB reporting marks
- PC 564644, a 50-foot green gondola
- PC 35233, a MOW gondola
- PC 37538, another MOW gondola
- PC 271833, a 50-foot double-door boxcar with an orange "C" emblem
- PC 277046, an auto parts boxcar with early black PC lettering
- PC 220145, a brown auto parts boxcar with white PC lettering, based on a prototype photo
- PC 174852, a 50-foot double-door boxcar
- PC 279017, a 60-foot double-door auto parts boxcar
- PC 220295, a double-door boxcar with a red "P" emblem
- PC 37769, ex-PRR X29 boxcar, restenciled for PC company service and based on this prototype photo
- PC 23120, an N5C cabin car painted brown with yellow lettering for PP&L unit coal train service
- PC 80019, a cylindrical covered hopper, painted yellow and in service as a scale monitor car
- PC 4273, an E8 with PC emblems and tuscan red paint
- PC 5041, an FL9 in the MTA blue-and-yellow paint scheme
- Despatch Shops 15, the unique shop switcher for the Despatch Shops in Rochester, NY
- PC truck cab and trailer
Brian Sullivan's PC layout
Here is a photo of a PC train, led by a GP30, on Brian's layout. The scale is unknown.