PRR - Penn Central - Conrail
around Horseshoe Curve!
"Altoona Action" is a brand new
book that features thirty years of railroading in and around the city of Altoona, Pennsylvania. Altoona Action
presents brilliant black & white and color photography of the Pennsylvania Railroad, Penn Central and Conrail, taken between the mid-1960's and the mid-1990's. In
addition to Altoona, the book covers Horseshoe Curve, Gallitzin, Cresson, Tyrone and Spruce Creek.
To complement the beautiful photographs, there are histories of Gallitzin and the long-forgotten industrial town of Bennington. You will also learn of two ways
in which the Pennsylvania Railroad harnessed the power of the atom for their own use! Additionally, there are old and new
of the area and excerpts from
timetables. At the end of the book is a complete
and bibliography which will come in handy for those who wish to research related topics. There is also a story
written by a gentleman who came to Altoona to work for the P.R.R. in 1885, and recorded many details of what life in Altoona was like more than 100 years ago!
Thomas A. Biery
took most of the photographs used in "Altoona Action". Tom is a graduate of Penn State University and has a background in logistics. He
has been published in many national magazines, including The Railroad Press, Time, Newsweek and Traffic World. He has previously authored "Chessie System
Cumberland Action" and "ALCO's to Allentown".
"Altoona Action" is hardcover, 8-1/2" x 11" and 128 pages. It is printed on
heavy high-gloss paper
which gives the photos a very crisp look and allows you to
see all of the details!
Hardcover, 128 pages, b/w and color photography, 8-1/2 x 11"
$44.95 includes shipping to US addresses
PO Box 444-W
Hanover, PA 17331
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