Operations on David Holl’s Penn Valley Railroad

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David Holl’s Penn Valley Railroad stands as a prime example in modern model railroading of a mountainous HO layout that expertly incorporates intersecting railroads. In this behind-the-scenes tour, you’ll discover how David operates this magnificent Pennsylvania railway, and follow Local 172 as it heads eastbound from station at Erie in the early hours of the morning.

Host Allen Keller narrates the engine’s journey along the rails of the Penn Valley. You’ll watch as 172 reaches its first tunnel just as day breaks, and observe example operations when the engine pulls into the siding at East Eiser to pick up boxes for sister railroads the NY Central and Pennsylvania. Before continuing on, watch Local 172 drop an Army tank and pick up a stock car en route to its final stop in Allentown Yard.