The Station Inn, Cresson, Pennsylvania

John Cowgill: Stories of the Railroad

There are bed and breakfasts all across the United States of America. Some are in major cities while some are in small towns. The town of Cresson in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania is a suburb of Altoona, a city in the central part of the state that has many railroad sites. Among those sites is the Everett Railroad Excursion Train in Hollidaysburg, the Railroad Memorial Museum in downtown Altoona, the Gallitzin tunnels in Tunnel Hill, The Allegheny Portage Railroad also in Tunnel Hill, a railroad that carried canal boats across the Eastern Continental Divide, and you have the World Famous Horseshoe Curve where you can watch trains go through the curve. They also have a minor league baseball team called the Altoona Curve, an affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Altoona was dubbed as America’s Railroad Capital with the numerous railroad sites and the many railroad shops of the Pennsylvania…

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