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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 137

The mainline passes Millerstown on the opposite bank of the Juniata River. The town originally began to thrive when the Pennsylvania Main Line Canal was built. The PRR made sure to build a station across the river to serve Millerstown. Alas, the old station is no more but Millerstown is a great area to catch some action.

PT 135.5 - A Glimpse of the Mainline! (Part 2)

PP&L kindly strung high tension power cables over the Juniata River. This includes going over two roads and the mainline on the south bank and stretching over the W Juniata Parkway and RT 22/322 on the north bank. The trees are well maintained, so a clear and somewhat interesting perspective of the railroad is possible. For views of the mainline from Ferry Rd or Reiders Ln across the river, go east to the Newport section of this guide.

1) Westbound 19G emerges from the trees across the river from Millerstown. This photo is taken from the W Juniata Parkway. Note the two roads just above the locomotives, Reiders Ln and Ferry Rd.

PT 137 - PRR PL Signals and the RT 17 Overpass

The RT 17 overpass is an ideal spot to catch a train if you are caught off guard while driving on RT 22/322. The off ramp drops you off at the south end of Millerstown and a short drive on RT 17 west will provide you with a view of the PT 137 PL signals to the north. A secondary angle is possible from Sugar Run Rd that also ducks under the overpass.

1) Westbound 21E is seen from the overpass coming along a nice straight.
2) Eastbound 20V passes between the PT 137 signals. This photo was taken from the RT 17 overpass.
3) Eastbound 36A is seen at a different angle on the RT 17 overpass. (Photo by Andrew Gipe)

1) Eastbound 20V rushes through Millerstown. The PT 137 signal is barely visible to the rear.
2) Eastbound 14G approaches the RT 17 overpass, passing NS signage and a pile of old ties.
3) Westbound 07T passes under the RT 17 bridge. (All photos by Josh Hollands)

1) The PT 137 signals seen from the rear of Amtrak 07T. (Photo by Marc Lingenfelter)

Last Update: 11/7/2012