O-Gauge Photos: Frankford Junction & Mayfair Diner

Passenger train pulled by Pennsylvania T1 locomotive roars past Frankford Junction and street crossing.
Below: here comes the Lionel Hiawatha passenger consist approaching the Plasticville freight station near the RR crossing. The red button is the on/off switch for the digital crossing bell; the bushes help obscure the speaker.

Milwaukee Road Hiawatha is arriving at Union Station platform on lower level. Note the PTC Brill trolley in background as it passes a silver Chrysler Airflow and gray Lincoln Continental. The 1:48 scale diner sign on the lower level of the train layout pays homage to the real sign on Frankford Avenue in Philadelphia.

The layout's Mayfair Diner versus the real thing: the one on the layout is topped with an animated neon sign. The layout features hot rods in the parking lot; the actual parking lot in Northeast Philly is filled with somewhat more ... ummmm ... pedestrian vehicles. In 2008, the diner was updated with silhouettes and Venetian blinds in the windows.

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More Train Info & Photos

Main Page - Introduction
Overview - General description
Aerial photo - Large photo overview of layout
Photorama - Several pages of photos
Construction - Progress photos and descriptions
Layout storage - How we move and store this train layout
Inventory list - It continues to grow
Frequently asked questions - And answers to them
Tips for a better layout - Ten helpful suggestions
My grandson's layout - A simple model railroad for kids
GM Aerotrain - 1950s Train of the Future
Hiawatha - The first streamlined steam loco
PRR Consolidation - Pennsy's steam freight workhorse
PRR GG1 - The most famous electric locomotive on earth
PRR Mallet - Pennsy's big, powerful steam freight hauler
PRR MP54 - Serving commuters for over 50 years
PRR T1 - Sleek and massive Pennsy steam power

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