Altoona Museum’s Roundhouse Nearly Complete

The new roundhouse at the Railroaders Memorial Museum in Altoona, Pa., is expected to be finished within the next month.

Once opened, the building will house Pennsylvania Railroad K4 No. 1361.
A restoration crew has been working on the frame, springs and other items of the 4-6-2 in Memorial Hall.

The frame, supported on the engine truck and trailing truck, will be rolled into the roundhouse. The locomotive’s drivers will be installed after the bearings have been completed. Parts now stored in Memorial Hall will be moved to the roundhouse following its completion.

The locomotive’s boiler, now stored off-site, will be moved to Altoona in a few months.

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One Response to “Altoona Museum’s Roundhouse Nearly Complete”

  1. demonicMuse89 Says:

    Any word on 1361 is beyond scarce. I know for a fact the boiler is being stored at East Broad Top. I wonder if anybody knows if it is still in the works to get the old girl up and running again.

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