Welcome, follow along with George Dutka in his journal which documents the additions and future thoughts for the HO scale White River Division model railroad and to his continuing historical New England railroad research. The White River Division is now in its 13th modeler's season. The "modeler's season" runs from November to April each year. Inspiration comes from the Boston and Maine, Rutland and Central Vermont Railway during the 1950's with additional posts by Don Janes and Peter Mumby.
Saturday, 13 July 2013
Johnsonville, NY - Tower Model
A few weeks ago the NEW&B Facebook page mentioned a model of the prototype Johnsonville Tower was available. As noted on the kit page "The prototype is located in Johnsonville, New York at the former junction of the
Boston and Maine Railroad’s (B & M’s) East-West Mainline and its
Troy, New York Branch. Not only was this junction home to B & M
freight and passenger trains making connections to the New York Central
Railroad over the Troy Branch, but it was also frequently used by the
Delaware and Hudson (D & H) and Rutland Railroads. Johnsonville
Tower was built in 1931 as part of the B & M’s initial investment
in Centralised Traffic Control (CTC) and was retired in 1962 when CTC
functions were further consolidated into Greenfield, Massachusetts.
This tower was used for storage until the mid-1970's when it was
The kit is available from N Scale Architect for just under $80. Link to the kit is below...George Dutka