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I WAS BORN IN ALTOONA IN 1937,MY DAD AND THREE OF HIS BROTHERS WORKRD IN THOSE SHOPS MY DAD WAS A MACHINEST,AND HE HAD 34 YEARS OF SERVICE.I RETIRED WITH 30 YEARS WITH CSX R.R. IN 2001
Lived in Hollidaysburg from 1953 to 1958. Saw the last of steam in the Altoona - Hollidaysburg area. Even rode an L-1 around the Hollidaysburg yards.
Very Interesting Site. Wonderful collection of History! Thank you for sharing!
Great web site. I do a lot of custom painting of HO brass, and this site is invaluable.
MB (Editor NMRA British REgion)
Thanks for your contribution to preserving our American history. My Grandfather worked in the Altoona shop as a carpenter. back in the early 1900s.
So much to look at so I'll have to come back often.
What a great site. I look forward to lookiung for new additions.
Bill-Your website is Amazing-to say the least-dedication is a rare thing these days-I will be contacting you for some photos-especially my GG1's-have 2 in o scale-and the postwar turbine is a great smoker and runner-now, I just need to start a platform-sitting in the boxes is no fun-I do have a pioneer postcard of the horsehoe curve(no division on the back)-loco in the right corner looks to be 1880's-90's-had it for years-i will find the scan and send-may be the 1st postcard!-Keep it tuscan, Brett the vet
Hi Dave, just let me know which photos yu want buy the E.number or photo numbe. Your price each for 8 x 10 glossy prints $4.00. I will deliver. Thanks, Bill
Do any of you Past employees from Altoona Railroad shops say from 1950-1980 Happen to know Kenneth"Gruffy" McGeary.He died August 20 2000.It was in the obituaries of the Altoona Mirror on August 22 2000.He was my grandfather.I'm looking for co-workers and friends that knew him personaly.He was a kind and warm man to most everyone and could always make you laugh.I'd like more information about what his actual job involved Any information would be greatly appreciated and any possible photos would be awesome.You can personaly e-mail me at bbchristopher@live .com with any and all information that may help me out.I love my grandfather and miss him very much and in my eyes he was and always will be a great friend.Thank you in advance.Brian Christopher Bathurst.