Keystone Midland Photo tour

A Photo-Tour of the KMRR route

Here's a tour of various trains and sights along the Keystone Midland, following the course of our main line from White City to Wally, then our branch line out from Wally.

The stations on our main line (in order) are: White City, Roseville, Dukwlo, Coaldale, Stahle and Wally. Industry on the mainline tends to be larger entities: a mine, a foundry, a stockyard/packing plant, etc.

The stations on the branch are: Summit Glen, Summit, Upper Roseville and Upper Wally. Business on the branch line tends to be smaller: a sawmill, a brewery, a dairy, etc.

If you'd like a 'narrative' overview of KMRR's operations, click here.

Click any photo for a larger view.

KMRR Dispatch

KMRR Dispatch

Dispatcher operating the board. All Aboard!

White City

White City

White City Station. KMRR's largest city and station.

White City

White City

White City Station Platforms

White City

White City

The Crusader at White City

White City

White City

Commissary and holding tracks at White City

White City

White City

Street Scene in White City Near the YMCA

White City

White City

Firemen fight a blaze at White City

White City

White City

Westbrook Hospital & Trauma Center at White City. Injured KMRR workers come here for treatment, but we're proud to say we've gone a solid week without a death on the RR.

White City

White City

A&P plus other buildings in White City. This is the 'wrong side of the tracks' in WC, including a 'house of ill repute'.

White City

White City

Greyhound Bus Station at White City. We're not worried: who'd take a bus when you can take the train!

White City

White City

Movie theater at White City

White City

White City

White City Church

White City

White City

REA Office in White City

Lee Yard

Lee Yard

Engines and work cars at the Roundhouse

Lee Yard

Lee Yard

Roundhouse half-empty: everyone's out workin!

Lee Yard

Lee Yard

Our turntable is large enough to handle a PRR T-1 or a 2-8-8-2... barely.

Lee Yard

Lee Yard

Sand tower at the Loco Service Facility

Lee Yard

Lee Yard

Sand tower at the Loco Service Facility

Lee Yard

Lee Yard

The Diesel service area

Lee Yard

Lee Yard

Loco Service at Lee Yard

Lee Yard

Lee Yard

T1 on the turntable at Lee Yard

Lee Yard

Lee Yard

Turntable in use

Lee Yard

Lee Yard

K4 on the Turntable

Lee Yard

Lee Yard

Work cars stationed at Lee Yard

Lee Yard

Lee Yard

Work cars stationed at Lee Yard

Lee Yard

Lee Yard

A long view of Lee Yard

Lee Yard

Lee Yard

The ladder & freight house at Lee Yard.

Lee Yard

Lee Yard

Lee Yard tower & cabin tracks

Lee Yard

Lee Yard

Cabins awaiting assignment

Lee Yard

Lee Yard

Lee Yard tower

PP&L

PP&L

PP&L is our first waypoint after leaving Lee Yard

PP&L

PP&L

PP&L gets its name from it's proximity to the Power Plant.

PP&L

PP&L

Reddy Kilowatt presides over the Power Plant

PP&L

PP&L

Coal load has just been delivered.

Roseville

Roseville

"Downtown" Roseville, including the trolley-stop connecting to White City

Roseville

Roseville

Weidman Ward & Co. Warehouse at Roseville

Roseville

Roseville

Weidman Ward & Co.

Roseville

Roseville

KMRR Christmas Train at Roseville Station

Valley

Valley

The tower at Valley Junction just past Roseville.

Mill

Mill

Passing the Mill

Mill

Mill

Tug & Coal barge pass as the grain barge is loaded.

Mill

Mill

Loading a barge with grain at the mill.

Mill

Mill

Loading the grain barge

Dukwlo

Dukwlo

Passengers await the next train at Dukwlo Station. In the background is the 'River' tower which controls access to the Foundry.

Dukwlo

Dukwlo

Dukwlo Station

Dukwlo

Dukwlo

Outbound passenger train arrives at Dukwlo Station

Dukwlo

Dukwlo

A freight heading home past Dukwlo Station

Foundry

Foundry

Steel Foundry

Foundry

Foundry

Steel Foundry

Foundry

Foundry

Hot ingots at the steel foundry

Foundry

Foundry

Tracks leading into the foundry

Foundry

Foundry

Foundry

Foundry

Foundry

Foundry

Foundry

Foundry

Foundry

Foundry

Foundry

Foundry cars awaiting use.

Mine

Mine

Heading up grade toward the mine & Coaldale. Work crew hasn't yet removed a reading wreck.

Mine

Mine

Lady Jane Coal Mine

Mine

Mine

Lady Jane Mine

Mine

Mine

PRR loco passes Lady Jane Mine

Mine

Mine

PRR loco passes Lady Jane Mine

Mine

Mine

Miners at work

Mine

Mine

Miners report for work at the Lady Jane mine. Shockingly, Phoebe Snow is not on hand to greet them with a kiss.

Mine

Mine

Crew is (carefully) unloading black powder at the mine.

Coaldale

Coaldale

Pulling in to Coaldale, headed for Wally.

Coaldale

Coaldale

Coaldale Station

Coaldale

Coaldale

Freight train moves downgrade past Coaldale Station

Coaldale

Coaldale

The trestle at Coaldale carries the branch line across the valley.

Coaldale

Coaldale

Funeral under way at Coaldale Church. It was natural causes... not our fault.

Coaldale

Coaldale

Maintenance Crew at work

Coaldale

Coaldale

Leaving Coaldale

Coaldale

Coaldale

Bridge-building crew at work. We're not sure if this matters. Do they really think folks will hassle with a car-drive when they could just take the train?

Coaldale

Coaldale

Bridge-building crew continues their wasted efforts.

Forbes

Forbes

Forbes Wallpaper is one of the more challenging locations to work without 'fouling' the main. Crews have to plan their moves carefully to avoid excessive calls to dispatch for headroom.

Stahle

Stahle

Heading for Stahle

Stahle

Stahle

Crossing the Bridge toward Stahle

Stahle

Stahle

Heaney Coal Co. Another location where short tracks mean crews must plan carefully to avoid fouling the main.

Stahle

Stahle

Heaney Coal from the other side

Stahle

Stahle

Stahle Station

Wally

Wally

After leaving Stahle Station, we pass Wally Yard's west tower (thus the "WW" designation for "Wally West") and pass Champion Packing/Stockyard.

Wally

Wally

Champion Packing & Stock Yard - adjacent to Wally Yard

Wally

Wally

Uhoh! Engineer Dan was drivin' too fast again and derailed some ore cars. The wreck train is on the scene to put 'em back.

Wally

Wally

Wreck train works a derailment at Wally Yard, Terminus of the KMRR Mainline.

Wally

Wally

KMRR Shops at Wally Yard

Wally

Wally

Shop area at Wally

Wally

Wally

Passenger train headed for White City pulls in to Wally Station

Wally

Wally

PRR 2-8-0 #9112 stops for orders at Wally Station

Branch

Branch

Brook Hill Farm Dairy. A daily stop for the 'milk train'.

Branch

Branch

Vacationers at Summit Glen Station

Branch

Branch

With a hotel, pavilion and lake, Summit Glen is a popular summer destination for 'city slickers' looking for a country getaway.

Branch

Branch

Hotel at Summit / Summit Glen

Branch

Branch

Summit Station is the highest point on the line - as the name would indicate. It's all downhill from here...

Branch

Branch

Crowd at Summit Station

Branch

Branch

Summit Freight Station

Branch

Branch

Summit Church

Branch

Branch

Owens Coal Co.

Branch

Branch

A fine home in Summit

Branch

Branch

Purina feed supply at Summit

Branch

Branch

Whitewater Brewing in Summit

Branch

Branch

Whitewater Brewing

Branch

Branch

The party deck on the river is reached by an inclined platform from Summit

Branch

Branch

KMRR Christmas Train at Upper Roseville Station

Branch

Branch

Stanley Stove & Boiler

Branch

Branch

Lumber Mill next to Upper Wally Station.

Branch

Branch

Cut & Loaded Lumber, ready to go out.

Branch

Branch

Cement Plant

Branch

Branch

Farmouse on the Branch

Branch

Branch

Scrap Yard

Branch

Branch

Scrap Yard

Branch

Branch

This large bridge over the river connects Summit and Upper Wally

Think some of our layout names are odd? We don't disagree. Many stations, junctions, industries and more on the KMRR are named after our members. Learn more about layout features named 'in memoriam' on our Members page