Despite its small town atmosphere, Cresson offers railfans many things they would expect in a larger setting. There are four restaurants in town where you can watch trains while eating. Within walking distance there are two convenience stores: Sheetz and Sheehan’s. Both have 24 hour food and gasoline.
A short walk from the Inn, The Heritage Park observation platform provides a track-level vantage point of the mainline and a close-up view of the engine terminal across the tracks. You will not wait very long for a train in Cresson; at least seventy trains and countless helper moves rumble past our front door daily.
Dragging equipment detectors and nearby signals provide ample warning of approaching trains. There are plenty of photo opportunities in Cresson. Cresson combines the quaintness of small town Pennsylvania with the raw power of diesel railroading.
The Station Inn is a member of the PA Mid-State B&B Association. The Inn is one of forty PA Mid-State B&B members which invite you to visit Central PA and the State College region. For more, click on the MID-STATE logo at the bottom left of this page.
Mileage from The Inn to other area attractions:
|Horseshoe Curve National Historic Landmark||10||814-941-7960|
|Gallitzin Tunnels Park||3||814-886-8871|
|Altoona Railroaders Memorial Museum||15||888-425-8666|
|Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site||3||814-886-6150|
|Johnstown Flood National Memorial||20||814-495-9614|
|Johnstown Flood Museum||17||888-222-1889|
|Potomac Eagle Railroad||95||304-424-0736|
|Seldom Seen Coal Mine (Underground Tour)||25||814-246-6305|
|Rock Hill Trolley Museum||60||814-447-9576|
|Western Maryland Scenic RR||70||800-872-4650|
|Sand Patch – CSX Railfanning||65|
|Potomac Eagle Scenic RR||105||800-223-2453|
|Seldom Seen Mine||25||800-237-8590|
For Visitors Guides call …Johnstown Visitors Bureau .. 800-237-8590
Altoona Visitors Bureau..800-842-5866
For a free Pennsylvania State Guide and map: 800-VISIT-PA
Necessities and Conveniences
– All within Walking Distance -
|ATM MACHINES Summit Bank on Corner ….. Sheetz ….. Vito’sWET GOODS Wine & Spirits Shop … 3 min walk ………. or……….BEER, 3 min walk to R-Beer House… also has ice|| |
NEWSPAPERS New York, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Harrisburg, D.C., USA Today, WSJ at Sheetz
* = within walking distance…… # = trackside view
Many of these restaurants offer our guests a 10% discount, be sure to inquire.
|VITO’S* #Neighborhood Italian, Pizza, Subs, Station Inn discountDUNNY’S, 2nd St. Cresson* Pizza, Sandwiches, Soda, Beer, Station Inn discountSHEEHAN’S SUBWAY, Sheetz, both on 2nd St. Cresson*… 24hr take outTHE WINE CELLAR ***, 338W.Chestnut, Gallitzin ..Italian|
MIDWAY *** 146 W St. Thomas, Gallitzin.. Great lunches, good prices
***View these places on our youtube video
|CRESSON SPRING* # Family Style, Station Inn discountPJ’s Adm. Peary Hwy, Cresson..Pizza, burgers, sandwiches, mealsROUTE 53 DINER, 2nd St. Cresson*, Station Inn discountFOX’S PIZZA DEN, 2nd St. Cresson*Iron Horse Cafe 606 Jackson St, Gallitzin, Near Gallitzin Tunnels Good beer. Good food.|