Cresson, PA 16630 (population, 1,707)
GPS: N 40.46194, W 78.59140 Google map
Scanner: NS 160.800 , 160.980 , and 161.070 
Railroad: Norfolk Southern Pittsburg Division
Description: Located On the NS double main, west of famous Horseshoe Curve in Pennsylvania, Cresson is a premier
railfan location. Cresson has a railfan platform right next to the tracks and across the tracks from the diesel service
facilities and wye. This is the western terminus of the helper district through the Alleghenies and Horseshoe curve.
Approximate # trains per 24 hours: 50+
Nearby RR stuff: Cassandra Overlook, Horseshoe Curve, Gallitzin Tunnels, and much more
Photo opportunities: Mainline NS operations and Helper operations.
Gregariousness quotient: Medium at the platform, High at the Station Inn
Local breakfast: Cresson Springs Family Restaurant on Admiral Perry Highway
Local Fast Food: McDonalds on Admiral Perry Highway
Best choice for lodging: The world renowned Station Inn railfan bed & breakfast
|“When the game is over, the king and the pawns
go back in the same box.” - Italian proverb
Denver Todd is The Gregarious Railfan
Todd Sestero is the RAILFAN GUIDES of the U.S.