The New Haven Railroad is a prototype-freelance railroad representing southern Connecticut. Set in the early diesel era the layout features long trains passing through beautiful scenery. The layout is HO scale.
The railroad fills a 25’ x 32’ basement with an around-the-walls and peninsulas style. It features a single-track main line with passing sidings. Trains pass through four towns containing nearly thirty rail-served industries. Track is all commercial code 83. Motive power is first and second generation diesel locomotives: GP-7s, RS-3s, U25Bs, and C425s. Many locomotives are sound equipped. Rolling stock consists of nearly two-hundred twenty-five freight cars and six passenger cars along with a Budd RDC car.
The railroad has a selection of structures many of which are scratch-built; the balance of the structures are kits or kit-bashed creations. The layout is powered and trains controlled by an NCE DCC system. There is a CTC panel and trains are controlled through verbal train orders.
Locale: Southern Connecticut
Prototype: New Haven
Era: Early Diesel
Layout Size: 25’ x 32’
Trackage: Atlas Code 83
Construction: Around the room with peninsulas
Control: NCE DCC
Scenery: 100% Complete
Accessibility: Basement - stairs
Parking: On street same side as house
Layout Visits: Yes
Operation Sessions: Yes