PRR Back on the tracks today!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by Renovo PPR, Jul 8, 2007.

  1. Renovo PPR

    Renovo PPR Just a Farmer

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    What a day I made it to Horse Shoe Curve and what can I say that the photograph can't? It was great seeing the old girl running the curve with a NS freight in the background.

    Look for more photo's to come in the real life USA forum.
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    Renovo PPR Just a Farmer

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    This is a full view of the power units.

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    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Fantastic! Radio telephone riggings and all! What a couple of beauties! Did you know it was scheduled? What's the story on that excursion run?
    Ralph
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    What's the story on that excursion run?
    Dear Ralph
    The train is to overnight in Pittsburgh and head east via mainline at 0700 tomorrow morning (July 8 ). It is to run ahead of the Pennsylvanian. I think the HSC trips resume again when they arrive.
    Charlie
  5. Renovo PPR

    Renovo PPR Just a Farmer

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    Well yes and no. This was the weekend for the Altoona, Pa Rail fest. I new they were going to have a special PPR running but I really didn't know when.

    The wife wanted to go bike riding on the Staple Bend Tunnel Trail. I worked in a deal to the Horse Shoe Curve so it was a stroke of luck I hit the correct time.

    I got a double treat because once the train got to the top of the mountain it was turned around and made a second pass 30 minutes later.

    Since the trip to the curve is only 30 minutes I might make another drive if it is running again tomorrow. I was lucky to have the big glass with me today because the top choice spots were taken.
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    Renovo PPR Just a Farmer

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    I just checked the train will make a total of 6 passes on the curve this weekend. It will depart from Altoona go past the Horse Shoe Curve and turn around near Galitzen and back to Altoona. They do have a trip to Pittsburgh but I'm not sure when that goes since I was there for the 3rd trip of the day at 3:00pm and it did in fact turn around and went back to Altoona.