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Celebrate National Train Days!

Saturday, May 10 and Sunday, May 11 are National Train Days where train enthusiasts across the country gather at hundreds of locations to celebrate the history and heritage of our railroad system and how it shaped America. Here in Pennsylvania we have a number of locations that showcase our rich railroad heritage. The Railroaders Memorial Museum located in Altoona is dedicated to interpreting and preserving the significant contributions of the railroads to American life and the industry. It is America's only interactive railroaders museum. 

Nearby is the world famous Horseshoe Curve that is an incredible engineering feat. Ride the funicular or walk the 194 steps to the tracks. Be sure to stop at the Visitor Center to learn and experience the challenge railroad workers had to overcome given the rough terrain. The Horseshoe Curve opened on February 15, 1854 at Kittaning Point located at the base of the Allegheny Mountains.

Your trip would not be complete without a stay at The Station Inn located in nearby Cresson. At least seventy trains and countless helper moves rumble past the inn's front door daily. Two blocks from the Inn is the Heritage Park observation platform that provides a track-level view of the mainline and a close-up view of the Cresson engine terminal.

Other Pennsylvania railroad locations include:

Steamtown National Historic Site in Scranton, PA

Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania in Strasburg, PA

Strasburg Rail Road in Strasburg, PA

Book your stay at a nearby Bed & Breakfast.

PA Inns Nearby

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Deer Hollow Bed and Breakfast

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Gage Mansion Exterior View

Gage Mansion Bed & Breakfast

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Inn at Solvang in Winter

The Inn at Solvang

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Golden Eagle Inn Exterior

Golden Eagle Inn

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Victorian Loft Bed & Breakfast

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Chancellors House Exterior

The Chancellor's House Bed and Breakfast

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Front View Jackson Run

Jackson Run Bed & Breakfast

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Springfield House Exterior

Springfield House Bed & Breakfast

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Rock Garden B&B Exterior

Bed and Breakfast at The Rock Garden

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Spring Creek House

The Spring Creek House at Camp Breac

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Earlystown Front View

Earlystown Manor Bed & Breakfast

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Riffles & Runs Bed and Breakfast

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Bellefonte Bed and Breakfast

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The Queen Exterior View

The Queen, A Victorian Bed and Breakast

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Our Fair Lady Victorian B&B Front View

Our Fair Lady, A Victorian B&B

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Reynolds Mansion exterior

Reynolds Mansion Bed & Breakfast

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