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Doug Obert and Innkeeper Tom Davis offer a rail enthusiasts’ guide to the NS Altoona scene. View our Youtube to find the area’s best spots for watching trains. 1080HD…57 mins…Enjoy!

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Station Inn rooms are spotless, unpretentious, and bright. Your family-style breakfast is complementary.

The Inn is not associated with any booking service, chain, or travel agency. It is Independent, Small, Authentic, Friendly, Real, Organic, Green, and Unique. Reservations are not accepted from or through TripAdvisor, B&B.Com, Booking.Com,, Airbnb, Expedia, Travelocity, VRBO, Hotelogix, Travelogia, Egencia, Roomkey, Homeaway,, Flipkey, ResKey, venere,, trivago,, Priceline, hotwire,, Orbitz, Onefinestay, BookIt, Kyak,,, ……….  &c., &c, &c.  ….  etc. ….. and so forth.

Well, you get the point. Ours is a small operation.  You’re in charge when you book directly:  814-886-4757  OR  

Surf our site.    ……   You need not be a guest to take advantage of information posted here. View live mainline action on Mike Kisser’s RailStream. Listen to NS scanner transmissions on Mike Saverino’s RailroadRadio feed. Doug Obert’s West Slope Youtube series will guide you to the best West Slope railfan spots.  Doug’s Around Our Mountain Youtube, shows out-of-the-way, safe public places to railfan……. it’s all here on this page. And, there’s valuable information on other pages.

Plan to visit. Stay with us. You won’t be disappointed. The Station Inn IS Railfans.

NOTE:  The Inn is unable to accommodate children under the age of eight.

See our RESERVATION POLICY for details about children, pets and smoking.



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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16N Derailment - Dec 27

16N Derailment – Dec 27

On Dec. 27, NS train 16N eastbound derailed approximately 22 cars while proceeding through MO interlocking in Cresson, PA. All of the cars remained upright, and the ensuing derailment cleanup took place quickly over the next two days (and was visible via The Station Inn’s webcam). Carson Bolish shot the original video, which was edited […]

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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, 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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