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Despite its small town atmosphere, Cresson offers railfans many things they expect in a larger places. There are four restaurants within walking distance where you can watch trains while eating. Also within walking distance are two convenience stores which have 24 hour food service and gasoline.

Two blocks from the Inn, The Heritage Park observation platform provides a track-level view of the mainline and a close-up view of the Cresson engine terminal. 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 trackside signals provide ample warning of approaching trains. There are dozens of nearby public areas which offer photo opportunities NOT on RR property.

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 who 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:

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 Scenic Railroad 95 304-424-0736
Rock Hill Trolley Museum 60 814-447-9576
Western Maryland Scenic RR 70 800-872-4650
Sand Patch – CSX Railfanning 65
Seldom Seen Mine 25 800-237-8590
Railfan Motels OTHER neat places to stay:

For Visitors Guides call Johnstown Visitors Bureau at 800-237-8590, Altoona Visitors Bureau..800-842-586

Necessities and Conveniences in & near Cresson

– All within Walking Distance -

ATM MACHINES Summit Bank on Corner ….. Sheetz ….. Vito’s

WET GOODS Wine & Spirits Shop … 3 min walk ………. or……….BEER, 3 min walk to R-Beer House

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* Front St. #Neighborhood Italian, Pizza, Subs, Station Inn discount
  • TRE RAGAZZI* Front St. # Neighborhood Deli, Sandwiches, Soda, Beer
  • DUNNY’S* 2nd St. Cresson Pizza, Sandwiches, Soda, Beer, Station Inn discount
  • SHEEHAN’S SUBWAY, SHEETZ, both on 2nd St. Cresson*… 24hr 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 discount
  • PJ’S Adm. Peary Hwy, Cresson..Pizza, drinks, burgers, sandwiches, meals
  • ROUTE 53 DINER, 2nd St. Cresson*, Station Inn discount
  • FOX’S PIZZA DEN, 2nd St. Cresson*
  • THE IRON HORSE *** 606 Jackson St, Gallitzin,  Near Gallitzin Tunnels

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