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Carl Kuehn Gallery - Pennsylvania RR, Mount Penn Division 

 A Pennsylvania time freight is rounding the curve on its
way out of Mount Penn, PA.
A pair of PRR F-units fresh out of the paint shop at Altoona
head the freight coming Westbound from Mount Penn   
 PRR #376, a Proto 2000 Heritage Y-3 2-8-8-2, is entering the Mount Penn Yard
from one of two tunnels under the city.
 PRR FA's #9600 and #9601 lead an afternoon freight over the stone arch bridge over the Thicket River. That's the Taylor Dam in the background, which was upgraded during the Depression to improve the supply of electricity to the area.
A morning passenger train cruises through the pastoral Pennsylvania countryside as a PRR cabin obediently follows behind its train below.

 On another day two Pennsy trains pass each other on this
busy east-west mainline.
Two passenger trains are ready to depart the busy Mount Penn station, while two Geeps glide their manifest train out of town.
 Pennsy C-Liner #9452 is coming to a stop at the Mount Penn station. What a great place for a rail fan to be! The depot is a pair of Heljan Tombstone courthouses kitbashed by Richard Taylor. Train sheds are from Kibri and modified.
  A L1 Mikado (Bowser with extensive super detailing, DCC sound, etc.) round the curve intp Mountn Penn Station

LAYOUT AT A GLANCE

NAME: Mt. Penn Division of the Pennsylvania Railroad
SCALE: HO
SIZE: 20'x10'
PROTOTYPE: Pennsylvania Railroad
PERIOD: 1950's steam to diesel transition
LAYOUT STYLE: Freestanding, walkaround island
LENGTH OF MAINLINE: 160'
LAYOUT HEIGHT: 48"
BENCHWORK: Modular sections with foam insulation for a sub base
ROADBED: Cork
TRACK: Shinohara Code 83
TURNOUT MINIMUM: Shinohara #5's
MINIMUM RADIUS: 24"
MAXIMUM GRADE: 2%
SCENERY CONSTRUCTION: Ground foam and dirt on a Styrofoam base
BACKDROP: Handpainted hardboard
CONTROL: System One DCC

BIOGRAPHY

Carl Kuehn, 56, lives with his wife Nancy and their Blue Tick Coon Hound, Winston, in Harrisburg, PA. He is the Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Emergency Manage-
ment Agency and is the owner of a local radio station. Carl has been in the hobby for five years and his other interests include golf.

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