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Date: 10/20/21 12:12
Altoona PA location?
Author: nydepot

Where is this in Altoona? Not my shot, grabbed from auction site. Thanks.




Date: 10/20/21 12:15
Re: Altoona PA location?
Author: Kemacprr

With catenary overhead it's not Altoona !!  Double track could be the Trenton Cutoff ,the A&S or the Columbia branch. ---  Ken 



Date: 10/20/21 12:18
Re: Altoona PA location?
Author: nydepot

Wasn't sure but thought it couldn't be Altoona. Thanks for confirming.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/20/21 12:19 by nydepot.



Date: 10/20/21 12:34
Re: Altoona PA location?
Author: boejoe

Ken's a good detective.  At first I wondered how he knew it was double track and then - duh !!



Date: 10/20/21 15:12
Re: Altoona PA location?
Author: LV95032

Pennsy only wished they had catenary in Altoona :-)
 



Date: 10/20/21 17:07
Re: Altoona PA location?
Author: resqjon

This is the Vinegar Ferry Road underpass just west of Marietta, PA on the A&S Low Grade.

Jon



Date: 10/20/21 18:59
Re: Altoona PA location?
Author: md

I like that picture and really miss the caboose.  I totally forgot about those series of PC cabooses had the round windows on the sides and ends.  They are N5C and they were ex PRR?  Most made in 1942 I think.



Date: 10/20/21 20:48
Re: Altoona PA location?
Author: BMH

resqjon Wrote:
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> This is the Vinegar Ferry Road underpass just west
> of Marietta, PA on the A&S Low Grade.
>
> Jon

Modern View   https://goo.gl/maps/CourVRm2m4bkyjsK6



Date: 10/21/21 13:34
Re: Altoona PA location?
Author: ctjacks

Isn't that on the Port Road - not the A&S?



Date: 10/21/21 20:45
Re: Altoona PA location?
Author: wabash2800

I remember the first time I saw one in the late 1960s. We were coming back from visiting relatives in Ohio and stopped at a grade crossing near Butler, Indiana somewhere out in the country. It was at night, and the lighted caboose at the end of the train with the "porthole" windows made an impression on this young railfan. Does anyone know why the Pennsy went with the round windows? I suppose other than the boxcars converted to cabooses, this class was the only class that had them.
Victor

md Wrote:
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> I like that picture and really miss the caboose. 
> I totally forgot about those series of PC cabooses
> had the round windows on the sides and ends. 
> They are N5C and they were ex PRR?  Most made in
> 1942 I think.



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