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Norfolk Southern Changes

The radio frequency for the Pittsburgh Line changed several weeks ago. Formerly on AAR channel 46 (160.800 mHz) the line is now on AAR 51 (160.875) from McVey to Conpit, which includes all of the territory through our area, including the Cove Secondary in Altoona. Other area changes: the South Fork Secondary is on AAR […]

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Pittsburgh Line Freight Listing

Here is a listing of Norfolk Southern manifest freights, along with approximate times through Cresson. With Norfolk Southern’s adoption of Precision Scheduled Railroading, we see fewer trains over the mountain, but the trains remaining are much longer, several operating with “distributed power unit” locomotives in the middle of the train. This list does NOT include […]

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Rail Rag Exchange

Frequent guests know that The Station Inn is home to the East’s largest Rail Rag exchange. We give away thousands of railfan magazine back issues every year. Bring some back issues when you visit. Leave with a few oldies. You might find a few gems that your mom threw out while you were in the […]

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Website Progress over the Years

The Station Inn’s website has been somewhat of an evolution over the last fourteen years. Thanks to the “Wayback Machine” over at www.archive.org, we would like to show you some of the changes over that time. The site was first designed in late 2000 by Lou Capwell and Alex Lang, we hand coded HTML and […]

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NS derailment at Altoona

Saturday morning Sept 20, NS train 18N (Bellevue OH-Wilmington DE autoracks) derailed while crossing over at CP-ALTOONA interlocking in Altoona, PA, derailing approximately 27 cars and blocking all three main tracks.  Rail traffic was delayed and held from Pittsburgh to Harrisburg, and several priority intermodal trains detoured via other routes.  RJ Corman and Hulcher crews […]

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