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PT - Stations
120 - Duncannon
122 - Aqueduct
124 - Losh's Run
128 - Bailey
132 - Newport
137 - Millerstown
144 - Thompsontown
148 - Mexico
151 - Port Royal
153 - Mifflin
156 - Denholm
160 - Hawstone
165 - Lewistown
169 - Granville
172 - Anderson
174 - Horningford
178 - McVeytown
181 - Ryde
187 - Newton Hamilton
190 - Mt Union
193 - Mapleton
197 - Mill Creek
200 - Ardenheim
202 - Huntingdon
209 - Petersburg
211 - Barree
213 - Spruce Creek
217 - Pemberton
219 - Birmingham
222 - Tyrone
225 - Tipton
227 - Fostoria
229 - Bellwood
234 - Juniata
236 - Altoona



PT 202

Huntingdon is one of the larger towns between Duncannon and Altoona. Unlike Lewistown, the mainline passes right through town instead of opposite side of the Juniata River. Before entering Huntingdon, the railroad crosses over Standing Stone Creek. HUNT is a full crossover, plus a yard lead connects to the Huntingdon Industrial Track. The old HUNT tower still stands and the only one left on Altoona East's territory (not including ALTO tower).

PT 201.9 - Standing Stone Creek Bridges

Unlike many other areas, both old and new railroad bridges still exist over the Standing Stone Creek. The ancient 1849 bridge is one of the oldest PRR bridges left. It can be seen from the Penn St bridge. The old bridge is also useful when photographing trains on the new mainline!

1) The north side of the old Standing Stone Creek bridge.
2) The south side is being overgrown by vines.
3) Eastbound 68Q crosses the new bridge, photo taken from atop the old bridge.

PT 202 - Huntingdon Station and HUNT

HUNT is split in two by the S 4th St grade crossing. Naturally, if one was to look east, the westbound HUNT signals can be seen along with the 2 to 1 EB crossover. For a good look of the WB signals, park off of Allegheny St at the Your Building Center (YBC) parking lot.

1) Westbound 23M is seen from the south side of the S 4th St crossing.
2) Westbound 21M splits the HUNT signals from the north side. (Photos by Marc Lingenfelter)

1) Westbound 957 NKP 765 excursion train seen from the YBC lot.
2) The WB HUNT signals and a crossover seen from the rear of Amtrak 07T. (Photos by Marc Lingenfelter)

The old PRR and new Amtrak station is located on the corner of Allegheny and 4th Streets. There are many photo opportunities available from the Amtrak station platform. It is not clear how long the privately owned ex-PRR station will be around. When last seen, the area was fenced off but the station still looked pretty good. HUNT tower is maintained very well.

1) Westbound 21J crosses 4th St on its way past the Amtrak platform in Huntingdon.
2) Westbound 23M passes the Amtrak station. (Photo by Josh Hollands)
3) The original brick PRR Huntingdon station has on interesting paint job.

1) Eastbound 66Q is photographed from the 4th St crossing. (Photo by Tony Kimmel)
2) Eastbound 04T approaches its Huntingdon stop while 25Z passes on track 1.
3) Eastbound 594 passes HUNT tower in the spring. (Photo by Dan Hauck)

Heading west from HUNT tower, Penn St eventually passes under the mainline. The very popular Portstown Park is located between the mainline and the Juniata River on the south side of Penn St. From the park grounds, there are several photo angles of HUNT tower and the eastbound HUNT signals.

1) Westbound 23M passes HUNT tower on a late April afternoon. (Photo by Dan Hauck)
2) Westbound 07T passes the old Blair County Stationary Company building in town.
3) Eastbound 592 crosses over Rt 26 and the entrance to the park with no less than 4 flags flying.

1) Eastbound 956 splits the EB HUNT signals on a beautiful morning. (Photo by Tony Kimmel)
2) A dramatic side view of the EB HUNT signals seen from Portstown Park.
3) The EB HUNT signals seen from the rear of Amtrak 07T. (Photo by Marc Lingenfelter)

PT 204.8 - The PT 204 PRR Signal Bridge

Further west, the mainline leaves downtown Huntingdon and enters a tight valley along the Juniata River. The PT 204 ex-PRR signal bridge stands in a very inaccessible area.

1) The PT 204 signal bridge seen from the rear of Amtrak 07T. (Photo by Marc Lingenfelter)

Last Update: 2/19/2013