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Keystone Crossings has numerous services that require the user to be registered and logged in. Specifically, participation in surveys, polls, and discussion forums. This greatly reduces the threat of phantom users being created for nefarious purposes and also reduces the management headaches when users forget their passwords, change e-mail addresses, etc.

A shortcoming is that the third-party application that KC uses for "social authentication" did not support Yahoo as an authentical source. Most of KC's potential participants have Yahoo accounts by virtue of participating in the PRR-FAX and PRR-Modeling forums.

KC is pleased to announce that, as of today, support has been added for Yahoo!

If you already created an account on KC and wish to use Yahoo, login via the Yahoo icon. When it realizes that your e-mail address matches an existing account, you will be prompted to join the accounts. Thereafter, you can login via Yahoo.

In a few months, the ability to create local accounts on the site will once again be removed. It was hastily added last November for the annual modeling survey, when numerous users with only Yahoo accounts voiced their inability to participate otherwise.

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A new poll has been posted on Keystone Crossings. It asks...

Of the greater M class 4-8-2 Mountain locomotives, over half remained in the original M1 form when others were updated to class M1a or M1b. Broadway Limited Imports has produced the latter. If BLI were to produce an "original" M1, how many would you personally purchase?

Please participate at http://pennsyrr.com/index.php/polls. You must log in to vote.

DISCLAIMER: This poll is not sponsored by or affiliated with Broadway Limited Imports.

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Broadway Limited Imports has announced another run of their HO scale 4-8-2 Mountain PRR class M1a and M1b steam locomotives.

The success of the M1 Mountain-type locomotives prompted the Pennsylvania Railroad to order 100 more locomotives of the 4-8-2 wheel arrangement in 1930, though several upgrades were incorporated in the new machines. The new locomotives became the M1a class and had a longer wheelbase than the M1's due to the addition of the Worthington feedwater heater. They also received the new larger class 210F75 tenders, which became known as the coast-to-coast tenders. The first 50 M1a locomotives (#6700 - 6749) were built by Baldwin; Juniata Shops (later known as Altoona Works) built the next 25 M1a's (#6750-6774), and the remaining 25 were built by Lima and numbered 6775-6799.

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2015 annualmeeting

The annual meeting of the Pennsylvania Railroad Technical & Historical Society is slated for April 30-May 3, in State College, Pa. This year's meeting is co-hosted by the Middle Division and Pittsburgh chapters.

The web site for the event is now available at http://2015.pennsyrr.com.

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Intermountain announces new run of N scale F7a/b units. These engines come DCC ready or can be ordered with factory installed DCC and sound. Four road numbers availible for both A and B units. Delivery is expected third quarter 2015.

Intermountain Railway Company

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