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Altoona in Blair County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Track Cars

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, June 21, 2019
1. Track Cars Marker
Inscription.  These two track cars were used for two different purposes. The Grey Brookville Locomotive, No. 2681, was built in 1941 and served at a clay quarry at Massilon, Ohio. It had a 60 HP Ford V-8 engine, it was retired in 1961. The Yellow Conrail car, No. 2449, was used in the transportation of track and maintenance-of-way crews to job sites.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceRailroads & Streetcars.
 
Location. 40° 30.849′ N, 78° 23.972′ W. Marker is in Altoona, Pennsylvania, in Blair County. Marker can be reached from 9th Avenue south of 12th Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1200 9th Avenue, Altoona PA 16602, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Juniata Shops (a few steps from this marker); PRR Express Refrigerator Car No. 2561 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Altoona Works (within shouting distance of this marker); PRR Class D78F Dining Car No. 4468 (within shouting distance of this marker); PRR Class N5 Cabin Car (or Caboose) No. 477577
Track Cars Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, June 21, 2019
2. Track Cars Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); PRR Class X29L Steel Boxcar No. 2136 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Posy Gang (within shouting distance of this marker); The Master Mechanic (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Altoona.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 21, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 21, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 82 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 21, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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