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HAWSTONE


PT 160

The portion of the mainline between Denholm and Lewistown is one of the most secluded sections of the Altoona East territory. The railroad negotiates the Lewistown Narrows close to the Juniata River while RT 333 climbs up much higher. The PT 158 signals are mounted on a newer style bridge, but are very inaccessible. HAWSTONE, where the controlled siding for the Denholm scale begins, is all but invisible from RT 333. Do not trespass on NS property! Further west, RT 333 climbs back down the mountain and there are a few spots where the mainline is visible. The Narrows make photography tough due to sun angles, but very rewarding if you manage to get light!

1) The PT 158 signal bridge seen from the rear of Amtrak 07T.
2) The HAWSTONE signals seen from the rear of Amtrak 07T. (Photos by Marc Lingenfelter)

Two the west of HAWSTONE is the PT 162.3 defect detector at Shawnee. It is a good detector to listen for if you are railfanning near Lewistown to the west (if you have a good scanner). The PT 162 signals between HAWSTONE and LEWIS are the only intermediates between both interlockings so they have double heads in each direction.

1) Westbound 13G passes through the Narrows as seen from RT 333 in autumn. (Photo by Dan Hauck)
2) The PT 162 signals seen from the rear of Amtrak 07T. (Photo by Marc Lingenfelter)

Last Update: 11/7/2012