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.

Area Attractions

Mileage from The Inn to other area attractions:

Attraction Mileage Phone
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
Railfan Motels

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.