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RailFest in Altoona, Pa., This Weekend
« on: July 05, 2007, 10:11:26 AM »
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This weekend is RailFest in Altoona, Pa.

Special events at both the Altoona Railroader's Memorial Museum and the Horseshoe Curve. One admission gets you into both.

Excursions from Altoona up the mountain, around Horseshoe Curve, to the summit tunnels, and back, will once again be powered by Juniata Terminal's masterfully restored ex-PRR E8's.

I'm also told that a request is in to run the recently restored NS F units for show.

The weather forecast is perfect.

Look for my black Suburban starting in Altoona, behind Station Mall, around 10:15 a.m. and working up the mountain over the course of the day on Saturday!
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Re: RailFest in Altoona, Pa., This Weekend
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2007, 12:35:42 PM »
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There will probably be a fat guy with a Western Maryland hat there, too... ;D
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Re: RailFest in Altoona, Pa., This Weekend
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2007, 12:41:40 PM »
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Can't make it .. going to Chantilly to see Troy Aikman

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Re: RailFest in Altoona, Pa., This Weekend
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2007, 12:47:17 PM »
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Can't make it .. going to Chantilly to see Troy Aikman

I know you will enjoy it. 

« Last Edit: July 06, 2007, 07:46:15 AM by Skip »

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Re: RailFest in Altoona, Pa., This Weekend
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2007, 02:11:00 PM »
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Damn I can't make it this weekend.  Will try the Horseshoe curve webcab to see some of the action.  What times are the train suppose to round the curve?

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Re: RailFest in Altoona, Pa., This Weekend
« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2007, 02:15:33 PM »
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There will probably be a fat guy with a Western Maryland hat there, too... ;D
Lee

No way!

Are you going just for the day? I've been thinking about doing so myself. Gas would be a lot cheaper if you only have to pay one way...

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Re: RailFest in Altoona, Pa., This Weekend
« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2007, 03:11:53 PM »
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Looks like we got us a meet going on...

Lee will be with me... Max is coming down from Phillipsburg for the day to meet us... and John Drye is coming up from Virginia.

Cool!
Jerry Britton, PRRT&HS #6111
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Re: RailFest in Altoona, Pa., This Weekend
« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2007, 03:29:12 PM »
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No way.

Jerry. Are you heading up for the day only?

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Re: RailFest in Altoona, Pa., This Weekend
« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2007, 04:22:18 PM »
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No way.

Jerry. Are you heading up for the day only?

Ed - Check your e-mail.
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Re: RailFest in Altoona, Pa., This Weekend
« Reply #9 on: July 05, 2007, 04:27:36 PM »
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It has been checked before wrecked.

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Re: RailFest in Altoona, Pa., This Weekend
« Reply #10 on: July 05, 2007, 06:00:12 PM »
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I just pinged you on your e-mail as well.  Let me know what you can do...
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Re: RailFest in Altoona, Pa., This Weekend
« Reply #11 on: July 05, 2007, 06:49:05 PM »
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Anybody have the web cam address handy ?  ???
Thanks ,
Louis



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Re: RailFest in Altoona, Pa., This Weekend
« Reply #12 on: July 05, 2007, 06:59:12 PM »
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Here's the webcam address:
http://64.84.107.59/view/index.shtml
If this doesn't work, just go to Horseshoe Curve and you can find it easily.
Bob

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Re: RailFest in Altoona, Pa., This Weekend
« Reply #13 on: July 05, 2007, 10:25:58 PM »
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Total Est. Time: 3 hours, 3 minutes     Total Est. Distance: 167.62 miles
For me to get there...wish it was a little bit closer. I'm off this weekend too.

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Re: RailFest in Altoona, Pa., This Weekend
« Reply #14 on: July 05, 2007, 10:40:25 PM »
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Total Est. Time: 3 hours, 3 minutes     Total Est. Distance: 167.62 miles
For me to get there...wish it was a little bit closer. I'm off this weekend too.

Yeah, that's a long drive.  And you'd have to leave Ohio too...   ;)
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