Hanover Junction Scale Models

Roger’s favorite pastime was creating scale models. He spent many hours working on models of buildings and sites around Hanover Junction. Each building was made to a scale of 3/16″ = 1 foot.

Model of Hanover Junction Railroad Station, northern corner of building. Double tracks pass in front of the building.

Hanover Junction Railroad Station

Northern corner of building. Train is on westbound track to Harrisburg. Note water pump at the other corner of the building – their only water supply.

Hanover Junction Railroad Station - West side of building

Hanover Junction Railroad Station

West side of building. Station Agent and Telegraph Operator’s office were located in the single-story addition on the right side of the building

Overall view of Hanover Junction Railroad Station model showing passenger cars on the main PRR line. Also shows coal car on Western Maryland track to Hanover going behind station house.

Hanover Junction Railroad Station

Pennsylvania R.R. train is Westbound to Harrisburg. Hopper car in center is on Western Maryland track to Hanover and Gettysburg. Coal shed and tool shed buildings are on the far right.

Hanover Junction Railroad Station model showing milk cans on the platform, ready to be picked up.

Hanover Junction Railroad Station

South end of building. Freight warehouse is in foreground. Milk cans are on black platform next to track.

Hanover Junction Railroad Station model showing the platform side of the building.

Hanover Junction Railroad Station

South end of building. Note train order board on corner porch post.

Model of restored Hanover Junction Station.

Restored Hanover Junction Station

South end of building. Model is of station as it has been converted to a museum by York County Parks Department

Note that the office addition has been removed from end of building and replaced by small room as originally included when building was built. This design is confirmed by pictures of the building taken in 1863.

Model of restored Hanover Junction Station.

Restored Hanover Junction Station

North end of building as altered for conversion to a museum.

Model of Pennsylvania Railroad coal yard

Pennsylvania Railroad Coal Yard

7/10 mile south of of Hanover Junction railroad station.

Supplied coal, water, and sand to steam locomotives.

Model of Pennsylvania Railroad coal yard.

Pennsylvania Railroad Coal Yard

Switch track on left was cinder switch. A waiting car held the ashes from steam locomotives. 4 tracks in center, from left to right:
– Switch, Hanover Jct. to Seitzville
– Main Westbound track
– Main Eastbound track
– Switch, Hanover Jct. to Seitzville
On right, note warning ropes to caution brakeman riding on top of car about low elevation ahead.

House where Roger Shaffer grew up after moving from the railroad station

This house is located across the tracks from the Hanover Junction railroad station. The white building on the right was the summer kitchen.

Diehl's School

Diehl’s School

1.25 miles from Hanover Junction

1 room, 1 teacher

Note see-saw made using fence rails.

Model of entrance to Howard tunnel

Howard Tunnel

North Codorus Township, PA

Built by Northern Central Railroad in 1838

Second oldest railroad tunnel in the United States and oldest in continued service. Converted to double track in 1865.

Model of H.I Gladfelter Cigar Manufacturing building

H. I. Gladfelter Cigar Manufacturing

Hanover Junction, PA

Owned and operated by H.I. Gladfelter

Built in 1895 and razed about 1955.

Track Repair Gang Shed at Hanover Junction

Track Repair Gang Shed

Hanover Junction, PA

Located about 50 yards north of the Coal Yard

Used by track repair gang for storage of tools and maintenance equipment

Pump House at Hanover Junction

Pump House

Hanover Junction, PA

Located east of Coal Yard

Housed gasoline-powered engine for pumping water from Codorus Creek to the coal yard reservoir

Model of W.S. Henry & Son General Merchandise  in Hanover Junction

W.S. Henry & Son – General Merchandise

Hanover Junction, PA


Be sure to check out some of the other models by R.E. Shaffer that are not related to Hanover Junction.

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