For those of you who are interested in learning about Pennsylvania and the railroad, Altoona Railfest is the place to go. There will be a TOY TRAIN SHOW ( Free Admission ) to this event. The museum will be open as well. The Independent Live Steamers will not be at the event this year. I was hoping we would be there but all the track was torn up and bought by my grandfather for his railroad. Anyways, the past two years have been a great experience for me, because I learned alot more about the Pennsylvania Railroad. Here is what all is going on for the Weekend of Oct 2-3, Excursions available on the Nittany and Bald Eagle line from Tyrone, PA (Blair Co.) to Port Matilda, PA (Centre Co.). Tickets are $20 each for historic coach cars. $40 to ride the No. 1954 Pullman (dining-style car), and $40 to ride the historic PRR Cabin Car (caboose with open porch). Round-trip is approx. 1 hour long. All excursion tickets include admission to RailFest 2004 as well as admission to the Museum and Horseshoe Curve National Historic Landmark for the weekend. -K-5 RailRun on Sunday morning- runners, joggers and walkers call for registration form -Horseshoe Cloggers performance -Michael O’Brien Band- Irish interactive folk music show -Food & merchandise vendors; model railroad displays and vendors in adjacent Station Mall in Altoona -Other local model railroad shows in town (contact Museum for more info) -Horn & Whistle Festival at Horseshoe Curve all weekend -Richard Sleigh acoustic guitar and harmonica railroad folk show at Museum -Saturday $6 chicken BBQ at Museum to benefit Family Services of Blair County (tickets can be pre-ordered by contacting the Museum or purchased the day of) -Please call for excursion tickets at 814.946.0834 ext. 226 or email email@example.com. I will try to get some photo's from a friend who goes to the Railfest every year. If i do get photo's i will post them as soon as possible.