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 abandoned."

The kit is available from N Scale Architect for just under $80. Link to the kit is below...George Dutka

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