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Railfan Owned and Operated The Station Inn first opened in 1993, the brainchild of New Jersey railfan Tom Davis, who’d retired from a career of school district administration with various school districts in northern New Jersey.  Tom had the idea to establish a B&B for railfans in a popular rail hot-spot (such as the Altoona […]

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Media Mentions Over the Years

The Station Inn here in western Pennsylvania is utterly lacking in amenities… Yet guests from across the continent and beyond return again and again to this bed-and-breakfast… —Eugene L. Meyer New York Times “To all but the most avid rail fans, Cresson is almost beyond comprehension. An average of 75 trains rumble through each day, all […]

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The Railroad

The Norfolk Southern route from Altoona to Johnstown includes some of the steepest mainline grades east of the Mississippi. This is the busiest helper district in the eastern US. The area is unique because of the combination of mountain railroading and the density and variety of its traffic. Among railfan attractions in Altoona are The […]

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