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Cresson / Galitzin

No traffic through the bore at Galitzin. I was here back in 1994 and caught some good shots of Conrail using the single-track bore, while they lowered the tracks in the twin-bore.

Cresson was a different story!  This seemed even busier then Horseshoe Curve had been and it's set up with railfans in mind too.  The city has a parking area beside the track with an elevated viewing platform.  I met a few locals there as well as a fellow from LA with his 2 kids tagging along. 

 

 

 
From the viewing platform looking East toward the diamond and tower at Cresson.
 
 
A Westbound light engine move which included a slug unit, second from the rear.
 
caboose museum at galitzen
 
This caboose is on display in Galitzen near tunnel hill, a model train museum is in a nearby building.
 
A coal drag we paced for awhile on our way from Altoona to Sand Patch.

 

 

 

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