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Ultimate Rail Fan Tour

Ultimate Rail Fan Tour

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Date(s) - April 27
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM

Johnstown Train Station

Enjoy the beautiful landscapes of western and central Pennsylvania on our Ultimate Rail Fan Tour, offered in spring for the first time this year! Guests will have an opportunity to visit sites that are packaged together to present a view of the railroad city during its prime in the 19th century. In addition to the Altoona Railroaders Museum and the Horseshoe Curve. Brian Lehman will serve as our expert tour guide.

TICKETS MUST BE BOUGHT IN ADVANCE. To order tickets, call 814-539-1889, email, or visit the Heritage Discovery Center during normal business hours.

8:30 am – Guests arrive at Johnstown Passenger Train Station for 9 AM train
10:00 am – Train arrives in Altoona and bus picks up passengers
10:30 am – Bus arrives at the Horseshoe Curve
12:00 pm — Depart Horseshoe Curve
12:15 pm – Lunch at Cracker Barrel (not included in ticket price)
1:45 pm — Depart Cracker Barrel
2:15 pm – Arrive at Altoona Railroaders Memorial Museum
4:45 pm – Depart museum and go to Altoona Railroad Station for 5:00 pm train

The Ultimate Rail Fan Tour (general tour) is $80 for JAHA Members; $85 for non-members. Children aged 2-11 are $55 for JAHA Members; or $60 for non-members. The cost of lunch is not included.