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The Pennsylvania Railroad founded Altoona specifically as a location for the repair and new construction of its locomotives and freight and passenger cars. The facilities, begun in 1850 and expanded continuously throughout the following seventy-five…

In order to complete its main line, the initial railway between Philadelphia and Pittsburg, the Pennsylvania Railroad needed to cross the Susquehanna River at some point between Harrisburg and the mouth of the Juniata River, where the tracks would…

Double views are relatively rare, especially in the case of Altoona and Tyrone, which are not adjacent to one another but rather separated by some fourteen miles. The Pennsylvania Railroad may have been the common denominator. Altoona, of course, was…
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