Hanover Junction 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. 

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

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

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

Hanover Junction Railroad Station

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

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.

Restored Hanover Junction Station

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

Pennsylvania Railroad Coal Yard

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

Supplied coal, water, and sand to steam locomotives.

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:

In the foreground, note the warning ropes used to caution brakeman riding on top of car about low elevation ahead. 

House where Roger Shaffer grew up after moving from railroad station

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

Diehl's School

1.25 miles from Hanover Junction

1 room, 1 teacher

Note see-saw made using fence rails.

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.

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

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

Hanover Junction, PA

Located east of Coal Yard

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

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.