Interesting and Historic Facts About The Cresson Railroad
• Due to it’s unique combination of mountain railroading and dense traffic, the Norfolk Southern railroad which runs from Altoona to Johnstown is undoubtedly one of the busiest throughout the eastern United States.
• Besides it’s sheer mainline grades due east of the Mississippi River other railfan attractions in Altoona include the, Railroaders Memorial Museum, the famed pedestrian bridge located close to the AMTRAK station, The Brickyard located at Walnut and 34th Street, as well as the World Famous Horseshoe Curve and Gallitzin Tunnels located west of Altoona.
• Once you get to the railfan – friendly territory of Gallitzin (three miles from Cresson) you’ll definitely want to see the 1941 PRR N5C beautiful cabin car on display at Tunnels Park overlooking the west portal of the Allegheny Tunnel built in 1855.
• A great place to take pictures of terminal operations and main line traffic Cresson’s Front Street observation platform and engine terminal is located on Allegheny Font’s western slope and west of the Eastern Continental Divide in the Mississippi watershed.
• Handling inbound grain loads and outbound empties RJ Corman RR also carries coal trains into Cresson by way of its Cresson and Irvona divisions.
Interesting Facts About Cresson Inn
• Notably there are several photo locations between Cresson and Portage including, Carney’s Crossing, the Railroad Street west end Lily maintenance yard and the Iron Bridge in Cassandra.
• Although Cresson Inn does not accommodate children under the age of eight years-old Cresson offers many activity for visitors generally found in larger towns including several restaurants located within walking distance as well as round-the-clock convenience stores serving sandwiches and other treats.
• Heritage Park located just two blocks from Cresson Inn boasts an observation platform with first-hand view of the Cresson engine terminal and mainline where you can view as much as up to seventy trains and countless helpers pass daily.
• A member of the PA Mid-State B&B Association Cresson Inn is one of forty members welcoming visitors to the Central PA.
Cresson Inn Webcam
Click on the link below and enjoy a live video taken from the front porch of the Cresson Inn looking northwest and overlooking the railway. If you look closely to the left you’ll notice Johnstown while Altoona is to the right.
View Cresson Inn Webcam.