The Gregarious Railfan
Gallitzin, PA  16641 (population, 1,664)

GPS: N 40.48217, W 78.55156   Google map   

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

Railroad: Norfolk Southern Pittsburg Division

Description: Gallitzin, PA is a town in central Pennsylvania and the location of the RR tunnels in the Allegheny
Mountains west of Horseshoe Curve on the NS (former Pennsy RR Broadway route). There is a a small railfan viewing
park north of the tracks at the west entrance to the tunnel.

Approximate # trains per 24 hours: 50+

Nearby RR stuff: Cresson, PA 3 miles west and Horseshoe Curve 4 miles east.

Gregariousness quotient: Low to Medium

Local Pub and grub: Iron Horse Bar & Grille 1 block south on Jackson St. (Rumor has it that this is closed)

Best choice for lodging: The Tunnel Inn, 702 Jackson St. Gallitzin Is a Railfan centered Bed & Breakfast (N
40.48142, W 78.55182), or regular hotels in Altoona
“The everyday kindness of the back roads more than makes up for
the acts of greed in the headlines.” - Charles Kuralt
Denver Todd is The Gregarious Railfan
Todd Sestero is the RAILFAN GUIDES of the U.S.
November 2014