If you're out railfanning Norfolk Southern's Pittsburgh Divison in the Altoona-Horseshoe Curve area, The Tunnel Inn is the place to stay. Located adj to the Mainline - right @ the mouth of the Alleghany Tunnels, @ the top of the grade. Very inviting grounds around the inn, clean and maintained. Paved parking lot can accomodate approx 3-4 vehicles, additional parking is available on the street. Lobby for guests has a board directing guests to which rooms they are staying in, and what town they are from. Coffee/Tea and Hot Chocolate available for guests in the lobby. Also Railfan Mags are available to read during you're stay. Clean Rooms, Cable TV to say the least. Outdoor deck in the rear overlooks the mainline. Chimenea located on deck with a supply of firewood.. Very comfortable and quiet (when the train is not passing by)... Also a light switch on the deck illuminates the track area during the night time hours so guests can view the action.
Inn-keeper Mike K one of the nicest and friendlist guys I've met. Been friends for a number of years now, always around to speak about the rail action
Train Action is busy, You will see all westbound traffic on track 3 and bi-directional traffic on track 2... Track 1 can be viewed by taking a 5 minute walk across town as the mainlines are split in the town of Gallitzin. Westbounds in Run-8 as they pass by, Eastbounds just starting to apply they're dynamic breaks as they glide downhill into the tunnel.
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