Despite many changes in modern
railroading, there are still a lot of interesting operations on shortlines and regional railroads. One of these regionals
is the Reading & Northern (RBMN), which is made up of cast-off lines from Class 1 railroads in east-central Pennsylvania.
But even this regional was a bit
too large for the compact space available to my client for an N scale layout, so he created the Schuylkill Haven Railroad
(SHRR), a proto-freelanced modern-day shortline inspired by the Reading & Northern and including some of the regional
rairload's locations, customers, and operations.
Operations for the SHRR are headquartered
at Cressona, on the main running track imagined to be shared with the RBMN. SHRR branch lines connect to St. Clair (site of
a large brewery) and Minersville.