Business Meetings are held at 7:30 pm, on the fourth Tuesday of every
The Altoona Railroaders Memorial Museum,
Master Mechanic Building, First Floor Theatre
Contact President Francis Givler, Jr. for further details.
You are invited to attend!
NRHS and its logo are trademarks of the National Railway Historical Society .
"Railfest" is a trademark of the Altoona Railroaders Memorial Museum .
Panoramic photograph of the
Horseshoe Curve seen throughout this website is used with permission,
copyright: Kirk Leidy, Altoona, PA.
Photograph of Locomotive in
collage is by
Thomas Lynam & Altoona Archives
The Horseshoe Curve "Eighth
Wonder" Logo is a trademark of the Altoona Railroaders Memorial Museum,
Photograph of Locomotive in collage is by Thomas Lynam & Altoona Archives .
The Horseshoe Curve "Eighth Wonder" Logo is a trademark of the Altoona Railroaders Memorial Museum, Inc.
The Horseshoe Curve Chapter,
National Railway Historical Society (NRHS), is a tax exempt, non-profit organization which engages in projects to preserve and maintain historical equipment and information relating to the rail transportation industry, particularly as it applies to the Blair County, PA area.
The Horseshoe Curve Chapter, had its beginnings at the time the Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR) ceased to exist & when many of the PRR’s historical sites in the Altoona Area were being dismantled. Although many local facilities were lost, the Horseshoe Curve Chapter, of the NRHS, has always strived to preserve the heritage of our fore bearers who settled here. We are also proud to have played an instrumental role in the local heritage awareness and to help found and organize the Altoona Railroaders Memorial Museum as well as acquire/fund major Museum acquisitions.
The Chapter owns and operates rail passenger equipment as well as restores rolling stock. We support all preservation projects of the Altoona Railroaders Memorial Museum. A periodic newsletter, an annual chapter picnic, and other special events are regular activities.
Inside this site, you will find "The Coal Bucket", containing extensive information regarding Chapter Excursions and Activities, Horseshoe Curve Chapter, NRHS Information, Altoona Railroaders Memorial Museum Information, Altoona Area History as well as Railfan Guide Information, and Railroad Related Links.
We hope you enjoy the site and encourage you to visit us during one of our monthly business/social meetings or one of our activities.
This site was last updated on: February 02, 2013!
|All Correspondence, OTHER THAN EXCHANGE NEWSLETTERS, should be sent to the Chapter President's attention. This will help avoid delays should something require a more timely response.||
President Francis X. Givler, Jr.
114 Scott Avenue
Altoona, PA 16602-4048
Exchange Newsletters and Contributions should be mailed to:
National Railway Historical Society, Inc
PO Box 1361
Altoona, PA 16603-1361
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