Virtual Layout Tour

Perry

Perry

A complete view of Perry, one of the first scenes completed on the new layout, shows how the retaining wall and GSN mainline split Perry in two.

Perry

A Chicago & Northwestern commuter train pulls into the Perry station as the sun sets in the background.

Perry

The facility at Perry was expanded to service more logging locomotives that switch the saw mill at Middletown.

Perry during an Open House

The Amtrak Turboliner is just about to pass Perry Station during the 2014 Open House.

Perry is the southern terminus of the Otter Creek & Perry Railroad Company, a railroad that never existed in full scale. The scene is set for the late teens/early 1920's, and is normally the domain of Steam Engines only! There are many industries located in the town of Perry served by the OC&P - various warehouses, an ice house, a dairy, a microbrewery, and a coal loading facility that receives coal from hopper cars in Norristown to the east. The switching operations are set up in two tiers with the Garden State Northern mainline dividing the two. All of the crossovers and industrial tracks are controlled by Perry Tower. The OC&P has an enginehouse, locomotive servicing facility, and even a turntable to turn its Doodlebug and steam locomotives.

Historic Photos

Perry Station

Having just passed through Norristown on its way down the from Otter Creek, a passenger train pulled by a GSN Consolidation approaches the depot at Perry.

Perry

A D&H coal drag, led by a beautiful pair of RS-2s, barrels east through Perry. An OC&P switcher is working the ice house track while OC&P 2-8-0 #38 is serviced.

Perry

One of the original photos on the Virtual Tour shows a New York Central SW-1 switching the industries in lower Perry. Contrast the servicing facility, especially the coaling tower and position of the water tower, with the newer photo above. The NYC switcher in this photo eventually went into the paint shop and emerged as an Otter Creek & Perry locomotive.

WESTBOUND GARDEN STATE NORTHERN
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EASTBOUND
Middletown  
Perry
 
Norristown

SOUTHBOUND OTTER CREEK & PERRY
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NORTHBOUND
   
Perry
 
Norristown Juction

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