The Gregarious Railfan
Cresson, PA   16630 (population, 1,707)

GPS: N 40.46194, W 78.59140   Google map   

Scanner: NS 160.800 [46], 160.980 [58], and 161.070 [64]  

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

Lodging: The world renowned Station Inn railfan bed & breakfast   website  ...and
“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.
November 2014
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