ALTO Tower

Discussion in 'The Real Thing- North America' started by Joseph Hall, Oct 21, 2005.

  1. Joseph Hall

    Joseph Hall New Member

    Does anyone have a photo of the PRR ALTO Tower during the 40's and 50's. Recently purchased a beautiful model of it in HO. The box art is very early and the accompanying photos in the instructions are rather contemporary.
    I'm figuring that by this time period, it was probably standard PRR Buff with PRR Depot Brown trim. Was also interested in the general condition and surrounding area.

    Any assistance greatly appreciated.
    Joe Hall
    Ft. Lewis, WA
  2. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

    Hi Joe, Welcome To The-Gauge. I myself am a Pennsylvania Railroad Railfanner. I have a found a link with some pictures of a guy who painted the Alto Tower.

    Here is the link. Now I am still trying to find a picture from the 40's & 50's.
  3. Joseph Hall

    Joseph Hall New Member

    Thanks for the reply!.

    It sure is beautiful in the original scheme. If it wasn't so $$, I would buy another and paint it like that.
    Like I said in my original post, I'm pretty sure it was 2 color by the 40's. It's funny, you can find pictures of the "Hunt" and "Zoo" towers in almost every PRR book, but none from Alto, yet it must be a popular enough building to have a very detailed model made of it. I'm holding off on starting construction until I find out for sure.
    Well, I'll be looking too. I missed an opportunity a few years back to go see it. Now that I'm stationed on the west coast, it'll be a while before I can get back.
    If I find anything, I'll post it here so you can see it too.

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