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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 222

The mainline finally exits the tight Little Juniata River valley at Tyrone. Almost immediately, the tracks curve to the southwest toward Altoona. On this curve sits the Amtrak station stop. The original PRR station was demolished in 1968, but a new PRR-esque station was built to be the home of the Tyrone History Museum. The new station is NOT used by Amtrak. Just west of the station is Tyrone Yard where NS and the Nittany and Bald Eagle RR interchange. One mile west of downtown Tyrone is GRAY which is a full crossover. GRAY also controls moves from Tyrone Yard and the east end of the controlled siding from ANTIS.

PT 222.2 - Tyrone Station Area

The curve through Tyrone provides the photographer with some great opportunities. It is a very popular area for railfans and grandparents bringing their grandchildren to watch trains. Directly west of the station is the Spruce St grade crossing. The east end of Tyrone Yard is seen from the station area. NBER can be seen working the yard on some weekday mornings.

1) Westbound 591 curves under the I-99 bridges in Tyrone.
2) Westbound 07T slows for its Tyrone station stop.
3) Westbound 23W passes the Tyrone History Museum. (All photos by Andrew Gipe)

1) Eastbound 20W crosses Spruce St and passes the Amtrak platform. (Photo by Josh Hollands)
2) Eastbound 534 passes ahead of a NBER local through Tyrone Yard. (Photo by Tony Kimmel)
3) Eastbound 12G tilts into the curve on the opposite side of the tracks. (Photo by Nick Anshant)

The museum area contains two cabooses and a stone plaque dedicated in memory of PRR works from Tyrone.

1) The home of the Tyrone History Museum is a replica of a PRR-type station.
2) A stone plaque in the museum grounds commemorates PRR employees. (All photos by Andrew Gipe)

1) PRR 477813 class N5B cabin car is on display.
2) CR 21024 class N7B caboose is also on display. (All photos by Andrew Gipe)

PT 223.3 - GRAY

Traveling east on Spruce St for about a mile will eventually bring you to a pull off to the right. Close to the pull off is a view of the middle of GRAY.

1) Eastbound 12G passes under the EB PRR signal bridge of GRAY.
2) Eastbound 956 hits sweet morning light on track 1 through GRAY.
3) Westbound 11V passes through GRAY in the morning. (All photos by Josh Hollands)

1) The WB GRAY signals. Note the Tyrone Yard lead coming off to the left.
2) The EB GRAY signal bridge seen from the rear of Amtrak 07T (Photos by Marc Lingenfelter)

The Nittany and Bald Eagle RR

East of Tyrone Yard, the NBER crosses the Little Juniata River into downtown Tyrone. The line then heads north through Tyrone splitting Washington Ave. North of Tyrone the NBER heads up through Milesburg to Lock Haven where it rejoins Norfolk Southern's Buffalo Line.

1) NBER 1602 waits patiently in Tyrone Yard for an NS move to pass.
2) NS 537 crosses over the Juniata River bridge (Photo by Austin MacDougall).
3) NBER 1601 heads north through downtown Tyrone splitting Washington Ave. (Photo by Tony Kimmel)

Last Update: 2/19/2013