• 2:00

    Overview of Seneca Valley Lines

    The Rochester Model Railroad Club recreates the Lehigh Valley railroad in the 1960s, but the club’s HO layout is called the Seneca Valley Lines. The 70 year old club has moved seven times over the years, its current location the basement of the church has been home for 20 years. That’s a long time for…

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  • 10:41

    Touring Seneca Valley Lines

    Coming from staging, the tour of the Rochester Model Railroad Club’s Lehigh Valley model railroad, or the Seneca Valley Lines begins with FFW-1 entering the spectacular Arthur Kill Bridge at Jersey City, New Jersey. Jersey City has an industrial town on the eastern end of the model portion of the Lehigh Valley that has a…

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  • 10:05

    Operations on Seneca Valley Lines

    Operations of the Rochester Model Railroad Club’s Lehigh Valley model railroad or Seneca Valley Lines begin with train SGA eastbound rounding the curve at the South Buffalo engine facility. The station platforms at Buffalo come into view. This GP-9 number 301 is one of only two that the Lehigh Valley owns. At Caledonia number 301…

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  • 4:05

    Owner Inspiration & Techniques on Seneca Valley Lines

    The Rochester Model Railroad Club has been around in various guises since 1939, moving seven times in the history of the club. The oldest member has probably been in the club for 50 years. The current layout is called the Seneca Valley Lines, and it models the Lehigh Valley between Jersey City, New Jersey and…

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  • 7:33

    Reliable Track Work on Seneca Valley Lines

    One of the things Mark Rossiter enjoys most about working on the Lehigh Valley model railroad is the track laying and the preparation for the track line. The Rochester Model Railroad Club uses three quarter inch plywood for their sub road bed, and covers that with three eighths inch upson board. The upson board is…

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  • 7:12

    Control Panel Design on Seneca Valley Lines

    Bill Crocca has been with the Rochester Model Railroad Club for more than 10 years, and is one of two people who work on the electrical parts of the layout. To emulate the Lehigh Valley, they put a control panel every place that the Lehigh Valley would have had a control tower or interlocking tower.…

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  • 11:59

    Making Evergreen Model Railroad Trees on Seneca Valley Lines

    Peter Darling is the Chief Engineer of the Rochester Model Railroad Club, and in this video he demonstrates how to take three commercially available materials and turn them into good looking model railroad trees. A material he uses to aid in the construction and storage of the model railroad trees is a Dow product called…

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  • 5:59

    Buildings and DCC on the Seneca Valley Lines

    Bob Hogarth has been a member of the Rochester Model Railroad Club since 1990. His interest is in building buildings around the Seneca Valley Lines, when it was in existence. The club gets a lot of information from books, like a book titled the Lehigh Valley Railroad in Western New York. They have been able…

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