Conrail’s Cresson – Summit of the Alleghenies

Alex Lang reminisces about Conrail’s railroad operations in the Cresson area during the time that Tom Davis first opened the Station Inn B&B.

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Our Story

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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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. NS’s Pittsburgh Line runs from outside Harrisburg, […]

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