Pennsylvania Great Western RR, Bergen Point, Frankford yards.

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    ** Here I'll post what is going on the this PGW facility. Presently 2 old 1830's coaches have been rebuilt and delivered to Bergen points freight station. They will be transferred to The first turntable section track behind the PGW offices. The PGW started a Rail Fan day 4 or 5 years back and used the first 2 tracks for display of old period equipment in their collection. Here is a photo from a year or two back showing track number one. A 2-2-0 loco is next to a Camden & Amboy passenger car, then two English passenger car of the Rocket fame. After that a Dewitt Clinton passenger car and then the Clinton locomotive. This Rail Fan day became so popular that a constant number of Rail Fan's show up every day to see the old equipment. Now the first 2 tracks have become a permanent museum equipment display. Their are also displays inside in the 1st floor of our restored Victorian Station which is used as out corporate office building.
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    A small station and a switchouse. A very common station, but a uncommon switchouse. It is made in England of metal construction with a whistle inside.

    IMG_7197 L.jpg ** Now here is a photo of the two recently delivered 1830 passenger cars awaiting transfer to the first track of our museum.
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    The 1830 coaches on their display track at the PGW museum. The switchouse in new and very much like the Lackawanna concert ones used on the cut.
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    The PGW has built a new station at Bergen point opposite the Frankford service area and corporate headquarters. Nothing is ever quite right, especially with new structures. This station was built from a modified Santa Fe Station plain. The original station names were on the plain. The builder used the original station name. A small problem that I can handle. New signage will be made. It does seem the local passengers do like this new station.
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    This station is a ceramic one, sold by Lofton, and does seem to be a perfect, well decorated, station.
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    A look at the yards on the back side of the layout.
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    Love the varied colors of this layout. It's not drab, or over industrial. Superb! :)
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    A look at trains awaiting assignment after servicing.
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    Here at Bergen Point in the Frankford is the Frankford engine facility. Also here is the company offices and Museum. The first 3 storage tracks behind the office building are used for open outdoor display of historic locomotives and train cars. Today I will show you the Stevenson Rocket. The winner of the Rainhill Trials.

    The Stevenson Rocket;

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    Today at the Frankford Yards can be seen two Navy locomotives. A small davenport diesel ( Lionel) and a Baldwin 0-6-0t steam locomotive ( Mantua).

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    Here at Frankford yards the companies single wrecking cane used for smaller derailments and wrecks is seen fefore it is placed inside the roundhouse.
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    Well now can't post 650 X 480. I thought under 1000 was bad. Well I'll be back to try again.
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    Ran out of memory. It's not your photo size. The problem should be fixed shortly. :)
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    Tenshodo New York Central Mohawk coming in for coal and water.
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    Wow, you have a sh*tload of trains, and assorted related goods!! :)