Eastern PA BS-O-Rama-A Useless Thread

Discussion in 'Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carp' started by NachoRoto, Dec 19, 2009.

  1. eddie bolted

    eddie bolted BOING!!!

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    I think that's the weekend of the COW CRAP Campout.
  2. Old_Lion

    Old_Lion Crotchety Biker

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  3. madmaximum

    madmaximum She said we're all idiots

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    Try Greenwood Furnace State Park. Holiday weekend, reserve early.
  4. TowPro

    TowPro Lets ride

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    Found on internet

    there are some spots that won't get you in trouble with the police. In downtown Altoona, just below the Amtrak station is a pedestrian bridge with a great overhead view. West of town you'll find the only grade crossing next to an abandoned brick factory. In downtown Gallitzin, a bridge and adjoining caboose park allows a view of the tunnel portals, with westbounds heading upgrade. At Cresson, a railfan overlook next to the tracks, built by the town. Further west, check out Lilly where you can catch eastbounds coming upgrade. Finally, at Cassandra there is a park with an old bridge giving a great view of the three track main stretching for miles to the west (south).

    they say google earth shows a stone road along the tracks, but I hear its closed to public
  5. beantop

    beantop Remember, Safty Forced

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    Is that close to the well known, world famous furniture store by the same name.....

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  6. madmaximum

    madmaximum She said we're all idiots

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  7. Old_Lion

    Old_Lion Crotchety Biker

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horseshoe_Curve_%28Pennsylvania%29


    Quote:
    "Since its opening, Horseshoe Curve has been a tourist attraction.
    A trackside observation park for visitors was completed in 1879.
    The park was renovated and a visitor center constructed in the early
    1990s. The center is managed by Railroaders Memorial Museum in Altoona
    and contains exhibits pertaining to the curve."

    Railroaders Museum, Altoona, PA
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Railroaders_Memorial_Museum

    Greenwood Furnace State Park to Altoona, PA 48 miles

    Prince Gallitzin State Park
    http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/findapark/princegallitzin/index.htm#camping

    21 miles

    http://goo.gl/maps/NPth6

    To Horseshoe Curve 18 miles
    http://goo.gl/maps/5FYv5

    George
  8. TowPro

    TowPro Lets ride

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    And Greenwood Furnace is a stop over on the Trans PA Trail.
    Head south and its 147 miles to Pine Grove Furnace State Park in Michaux.
    Head north and its 146 miles to Black Moshanhon State Park. (I have not ridden this section yet myself)
  9. madmaximum

    madmaximum She said we're all idiots

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    I rode that section, it's a good ride.
  10. LadyDraco

    LadyDraco KillerSmileIHazIt !!

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    That is such a cool shot.. Thanks George :clap
  11. NachoRoto

    NachoRoto Meet you there. OK?

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    George is way cool.
  12. Jeff B

    Jeff B Socially Awkward

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    Thanks for the heads up on the steam train excursion Tracy.

    I've had a bad flu for the past couple of days, and was so weak and sore I didn't have the energy to even log onto the PC.

    I signed up for the Fort Wayne RR newsletter and will let you know anything I find out about the excursion. They did mention that it is a round trip.
  13. Jeff B

    Jeff B Socially Awkward

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    Come-on now Tracy. You know I had the answer all along..............


    http://www.stationinnpa.com/

    Your turn....set it up/organize.


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  14. enduro0125

    enduro0125 Sticks and Stones™..

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    Glad you're feeling better.
  15. Jeff B

    Jeff B Socially Awkward

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    Thanx Dan.

    It's good to walk among the living again.
  16. madmaximum

    madmaximum She said we're all idiots

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    I was hoping Mark_O was going to have his Pie Riders weekend in Galeton that weekend.

    Mark?

    Edit: Station Inn is full that Sat & Sun according to their website.
  17. Mark_O

    Mark_O Drain Bamaged

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    I am open to suggestions. I'd do Galeton again or ride the choo-choo train. It doesn't look like I'll be riding any time soon with this weather. Last year I was down to the Ox Yoke in March with Dennis when I made the arrangements.
  18. madmaximum

    madmaximum She said we're all idiots

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    The choo choo rides are Mon, Tues, & Wed
  19. rockinrog

    rockinrog Long timer

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    I thought they were sat sun and mon?
  20. LadyDraco

    LadyDraco KillerSmileIHazIt !!

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    Dang Jeff..
    I'm glad to hear that ya feeling some what better ..:clap
    Take baby steps... Don't over do it...
    The Flu.. UGH ...
    Haven't had that since 1993.. And nope I don't do flu shots..