Railfanning Altoona

Most people visiting the Altoona area it is for the the Horseshoe Curve, but there are so many other great location in and around Altoona for railfanning.

In this blog series we will share some of the best railfanning locations in and around Altoona on the Keystone Corridor.

Altoona, Pennsylvania
A great location for watching the mainline and yard moves is on the North 8th Street overpass which over looks Norfolk Southern’s Rose yard. Just two blocks over there is an active Norfolk Southern turnable (221 North 6th Street). There is lots of actively during the daytime. This location is great for some night time shots as well.

Downtown Altoona has a few footbridges going over the the main line near Altoona Railroaders Memorial Museum. There is also a paved walkway along the main line as well that is great for railfanning and photography.

Altoona Railroaders Memorial Museum highlights the railroad history of this city built around the railroad. The museum has exhibits indoor and outdoor plan on spending a few hours. A combo ticket can be purchase for the museum and the Horseshoe Curve.

Local food Joints

Original Italian Pizza
610 N 2nd St
Altoona, PA 16601

Texas Hot Dogs
101 58th St
Altoona, PA 16602

Sheetz
1915 Pleasant Valley Blvd
Altoona, PA 16602

Railfanning Altoona

Railfanning Altoona

Railfanning Altoona

Railfanning Altoona

Railfanning Altoona