Date: April 11, 2004

Spring is here, and we all need some fresh air. Well, you're not going to find it here. Welcome to the first newsletter from the PCR. Our motto is: Have a plum.

I'd like to start by going over what's new. We have two towns now operational for business, Dunningtown and Murrysville.

Dunningtown is the town between Slickville and White Valley, on the route from Saltsburg to Export. The PCR services Die Craft Manufacturing, a small industry with 37 employees.

Murrysville is along the PCR branch line at the Turtle Creek Railroad interchange. Two industries share a siding with room for two cars each, Blenko Glass and Ally Mont Automotive Parts. Both industries generate a fair amount of business for the railroad.

The TCR interchange currently has eight cars for the PCR, boxcar CB&Q #48203 was delivered last night.

The newly purchased RSD4/5 engine is in the shop for maintenance. In it's place a GP9, PRR #7015, is being leased to be used for switching from Export.
The next operating session is this Friday, April 16th, starting around 7:00pm.

I went to the Turtle Creek Railroad's operation this past Friday, Ken had a portion of the new layout running with two operators and Carl keeping the traffic moving. The wireless DCC controllers were a pleasure to use and the new layout seems to have a bit more aisle room. I was able to get some pictures of the old layout and added them to the PCR web site under Local R.R.s

Hope to see you all this Friday!