grew up in northern NJ. Heard stories about the Mahanoy Plane from family that grew up there.
Building small (30 sq ft) DCC point to point layout, hand laid track and turnouts (< $$), and collecting Reading locos and rolling stock. Completed trackwork. Experimenting with keep-alives.
Photo shows addition of vertical staging. Working on Arduino based turntable controller and NCE cab.
Member of the Pacific Southern Railroad Club which has weekly operating sessions.
Electrical engineer. Embedded firmware developer for Bell Labs and now Qualcomm. Full-scale and RC glider pilot, jazz and classical guitar, bicycling and home-owner/handyman.