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|
|Bellefonte Historical RR Society||60||814-365-0311|
|East Broad Top RR||60||814-447-3011|
|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|
Call to request a free guide.
For a free Pennsylvania State Guide and map: 800-VISIT-PA
Necessities and Conveniences
– All within Walking Distance -
Laurel BankLaurel and Second St.Summit Bank
Front St. and Old 22
WET GOODS Wine & Spirits Shop
Front St. and Park Ave.R-Beer House – Front St. & Park Sturdy cooler available for guest use
| OTHERRite Aid
at traffic light Shop and Save Super Mkt
at light Digital photo printing
Mainline Drugs at light
NEWSPAPERS New York, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Harrisburg, D.C., USA Today,
Wall Street Journal 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 discount
DUNNY’S, 2nd St. Cresson*#
Pizza, Sandwiches, Soda, Beer, Station Inn discount
SHEEHAN’S SUBWAY, 2nd St. Cresson*
24 hr. Subway Sandwiches, Snacks
24 hr. Take-Out
THE 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, meals
Greg’s Inn , Front St. Cresson*
Burgers, Beer, Sandwiches
ROUTE 53 DINER, 2nd St. Cresson*, Station Inn discount
FOX’S PIZZA DEN, 2nd St. Cresson*
Iron Horse Cafe 606 Jackson St, Gallitzin, Near Gallitzin Tunnels Good beer. Good food.