Rare Mileage Trip Plannned in SW Pennsylvania

Wisconsin-based High Iron Travel has announced a private passenger car trip on freight-only tracks in southwestern Pennsylvania that were once owned by the Pennsylvania Railroad.

The trip, named “Coal Goes To War,” will operate on July 28 between Pittsburgh and the West Virginia border on a route that primarily handles Norfolk Southern coal trains today.

The trip is a fund-raising venture to help pay for the restoration of Alto Tower in Altoona, Pa.

The special will be pulled by Bennett Levine’s Pennsy E units and feature an all private cars consist.

More details about the trip will be release once final approval is granted by NS and pricing is worked out with Amtrak.

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