1300 Ninth Avenue, Altoona Pennsylvania 16602
814 946-0834 Toll Free: 888-425-8666 Fax 814 946-9457
During the age of steam, the PRR relied on the workers of Altoona to design, build, test, operate and repair just about everything it needed in the operation of the Standard Railroad of the World. Perhaps Altoona's greatest accomplishment was the K4s passenger steam locomotive. Designed in Altoona and first built at the Juniata Shops in 1914, and was known for its speed and reliability. Of the 425 that were built, only one operable K4s remains today.
Other History nearby:
(Altoona) Altoona Railroaders Memorial Museum
(Altoona) Baker Mansion
(Milesburg) Curtin Village
(Ligonier) Forbes Road Gun Museum
(Altoona) Fort Roberdeau
(Johnstown) Johnstown Flood Museum
05/18 Coming to The Altoona area
Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival West Friendship MD May4-5 A fun-filled weekend of live animals, crafts and supplies, entertainment and more.
Mountainfest Morgantown WV July24-28
Eastern Bayside Blues and Wine Festival Middle River MD August17 Blues and wine festival featuring Maryland wineries and five blues bands. Various types of food and crafts onsite.
Shippensburg Corn Festival Shippensburg PA August31 The downtown main streets are closed to vehicular traffic and transformed into a huge street fair for the day.
West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival Clarksburg WV August30-September1 A special children's area and stage has been added to entertain the smaller children during the entire Festival, from Happy the Clown to magicians and music.