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joomla logo blackKeystone Crossings will be unavailable for much of Friday, November 28th, for planned maintance.

The site runs on the Joomla content management system (CMS) and the platform in use has an end of life of December 31, 2014. The move to the new platform requires backup and restoration of databases, component upgrades, and quality assurance testing.

Advance testing is taking place in a staging environment that was stood up recently. Hopefully the actual cutover will be uneventful.

Plan your holiday accordingly -- limited Pennsy fix here on the Day After Thanksgiving!

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This month’s meeting will have a discussion of the upcoming Annual Meeting in 2015 at State College. If you are interested in helping with the planning and execution of this Annual Meeting please attend this meeting. Your ideas and help will be greatly appreciated.

Please join us at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, November 21, 2014. The meeting hall is on the northern stub of PA Route 48, in Monroeville, just north of Business-22. We are at the first traffic light north of Business-22. Turn right at the light, and then left into the church's parking lot. Coming from Pittsburgh, take the Parkway bypass around Monroeville, and get off at the Plum exit. The church is straight ahead. Make a right turn at the light and then a left into the church parking lot.

Thank you, Don Coulter

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Keystone Crossings has re-enabled local authentication, which allows a user to register and maintain an account locally on the site. Registration and user login is required in order to participate in surveys, leave comments, etc.

The preference has been to have users authenticate only through social networks. The benefit to users is one less account to maintain. The benefit to Keystone Crossings is no account management tasks. There are a lot of SPAMmers and bots that create illegitimate accounts.

When creating a new account, a registration e-mail will be sent back to the applicant to confirm their e-mail address. The recipient must click on the link to confirm and activate their account before they can login.

Local authentication has been turned back on by popular request, spurred by the annual HO Modeler's Survey. If problems ensue, it will be turned back off.

A reminder that the annual HO Modeler's Survey is open through November 30th. Please, stop by and participate!

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Built at the Altoona shops in 1926, this diner began life as #8000. Frigidaire air conditioning was installed in 1932. In 1946 it was renumbered to #4400 and was whitelined in 1959.  Diner is decorated in it's post 1946 appearance.  


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It's that time of year again! Much like writing a letter to Santa, each year Keystone Crossings asks HO modelers to complete a survey of their most desired items in the categories of locomotives, freight equipment, passenger equipment, non-revenue equipment, and structures/other.

The results are compiled and provided to numerous manufacturers for consideration. Members of the PRRT&HS Modeling Committee have indicated that manufacturers do use this data, and most of the top "wants" on past surveys have shown up as products within a year or two.

So, please, if you model in HO, take the time to complete the survey. It will become available on November 1 and will remain open through November 30. The address is

Note that you must login to participate. You may login using one of several social media sites. Keystone Crossings never handles your password; it only asks the social site whether or not you successfully authenticated. (More Info)

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