Welcome to Pennsylvania! The year is 1916, and the Tuscarora Railroad has been serving the residents of the Tuscarora and nearby valleys for 10 years. Originally built to tap lumber resources, the Tuscarora has become an important link for agricultural products and other freight as well. Local residents, too, have come to rely on the 3’ gauge rails as their connection to the outside world.
The Tuscarora Railroad is modeled after the East Broad Top’s “Shade Gap” branch, which ran east out of Orbisonia, PA along Blacklog Creek to Neelyton. The Tuscarora Railroad uses freight and passenger equipment leased from the EBT, with which it connects at Blacklog, PA. Motive power from both the TRR and EBT are common sites on the rails.
The TRR is built to 1:20.3, and runs the perimeter of Kevin’s back yard over 300’ of track. It was featured in the May/June 2011 Narrow Gauge & Shortline Gazette, and frequently appears in Kevin’s “Garden Railway Basics” column in Garden Railways magazine. Kevin maintains a blog of his railroad at http://tuscarorarailroad.blogspot.com