PHILADELPHIA DIVISION MEMBER
My railroad has been known as the New Jersey Northern in its various incarnations over the last fifty years. In any of its versions it has always been an anthracite-based railroad-usually in Northern New Jersey or Eastern Pennsylvania. In its current version, it represents the Lackawanna Railroad (DL&W) between Hoboken and Scranton Previously it represented the CNJ and LV, and there are still vestiges of those roads–primarily structures.
The railroad has two yards: Jersey City and Port Morris, the Hoboken passenger terminal and passes through towns such as Dover, Washington and Pittston. It was designed for operations, and during the monthly operating sessions the crew of 13-15 operates numerous road freights, locals and passenger trains. Examples are HB-3, NE-4, the Owl, Phoebe Snow, Sussex Roustabout and Dover Drill. It also includes the Erie between Jersey City and Port Jervis–this replaces the former Reading from Bound Brook to Philadelphia.
Most all trains have sound. DCC by Digitrax.
Photos by Howard Kaplan