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Inscription of photo at top of marker GP9 #7048, momentarily off-duty, cools its wheels at Bethlehem, Pennsylvania engine terminal.Caption of next photo Pennsylvania Railroad GP9 #7048 replaced the K4 locomotive as a trackside monument in 1985.Mai…
This 1870s view of Horseshoe Curve looks north past the rubble-strewn trackside area where you are standing, to show a coal hopper and a track along the hillside. These are evidence of coal mining activity along Kittanning Run. The shanty in the f…
To allSons of Blair Countywho served this nationin time of war,this road of memoryis gratefully dedicatedfor all time Dedicated Nov. 12, 1933Rededicated Nov. 11, 1992
That the loving memory ofBlair County's War Mothersmay be forever perpetuated,this shaft is erected by agrateful people
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Erected in honor of theSoldiers and Sailors of theSpanish American WarThis projectile was firedfrom one of the guns ofthe fleet of the U.S. Navyat Santiago CubaJune. 23. 1898.
Over 300,000 skilled tradesmen went on strike against United States railroads to defend gains by unions during World War One. The Pennsylvania Railroad shops in Altoona led the anti-union opposition. The bitter struggle led to the 1926 Railway Lab…
This was the original (1850-54) PRR main line. After Horseshoe Curve was opened, this became the Hollidaysburg Branch (now Conrail's Cove Secondary Track). From 1850 to 1854, the original PRR main line extended through what is now Altoona to a …
has been placed on theNational Register ofHistoric Railroad Landmarks1854 - 2004The first railroad to cross theAllegheny Mountains betweenHarrisburg and Pittsburgn,with a maximum grade of 1.87%,was engineered by J. Edgar Thomson150 years ago.The P…