Memorial Museum, Altoona, PA Every week, close
to 500 trains pass over the Horseshoe Curve. These trains are led by
a combination of Conrail & Norfolk Southern locomotives and,
occasionally, a "visiting" locomotive from another
railroad. In addition, Amtrak passenger trains heading east from
Chicago & west from New York City pass daily. This region boasts
the most unique and impressive view of Pennsylvania's breathtaking
fall foliage display. Directions,
Click to request a visitor packet, Take
Portage Railroad National Historic Site, Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site, 110 Federal Park Road, Gallitzin, PA 16641
(814) 886-6150, Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site, a unit of the National
Park Service, is located in southwestern Pennsylvania approximately 12 miles west of Altoona.
The Summit Level Visitor Center, Engine House #6 Exhibit Shelter, Lemon House, boardwalk, and picnic area are all wheelchair accessible.
East Broad Top Railroad
- PO Box 158 814)-447-3011 Oldest and most complete narrow gauge
railroad in North America, Original equipment on original right of way.
Rockhill Trolley Museum, PO Box 203, Rockhill Furnace PA 17249 (814)
447 9576- Rockhill Trolley Museum is located in south central Pennsylvania, between Harrisburg and Altoona. We are next
door to the fabulous narrow-gauge East Broad Top RR, and less than 1 hour from the railroad attractions of
Altoona. Take a Ride,
Coal Miners Museum -
We have just started a site for the Coal
Miners Museum in Robertsdale, Pa (about 12 miles from the Lake). The Broad Top Area Coal Miners Historical Society is located in Robertsdale, Pa 8 miles from Saxton, Pa. on RT913.We are
approx. 12 miles from Lake Raystown.
The Hunt Signal
Tower, Huntingdon (814) 643-6308
For the rail buff, the location of one of the only surviving towers of this sort is located only 25 miles or so from Altoona, the Horseshoe Curve, and the railroader's Museum, and only 15 miles from the northern terminus of the East Broad Top RR. (We are 100 feet from the HBT and canal). Only 30 miles from State College and 30 miles from Lewistown. 15 miles from I-99, 21 miles from I-76, and there is an Amtrak station 200 yards away. Not too far off the beaten path!