On Location Series

The On Location series takes a deep dive into a Pennsylvania Railroad location as indicated within the CT1000 - List of Stations and Sidings.

FORGE

Heritage: Pennsylvania Railroad

CT 1000, 1945: Eastern Region, Eastern Pennsylvania Division, Middle Division, Main Line

Middle Division ETT, 1954: Eastern Region, Middle Division, Main Line

Tyrone is a borough in Blair County, Pennsylvania, 15 miles northeast of Altoona, on the Little Juniata River. Tyrone was of considerable commercial importance in the twentieth century. It was an outlet for the Clearfield coal fields, and it was noted for the manufacture of paper products. There were planing mills, and chemical and candy factories. In 1900, 5,847 people lived here; in 1910, 7,176; and in 1940, 8,845 people resided here. 

Tyrone was at one time known as "The Hub of the Highways". In those days four railroads [Pennsylvania, Tyrone and Clearfield, Tyrone and Lock Haven, Lewisburg and Tyrone] and three main highways [US-220, PA-350, PA-453] converged there.

mt rock mill

Heritage: Mifflin & Centre County Railroad

CT 1000, 1945: Eastern Region, Eastern Pennsylvania Division, Middle Division, Milroy Branch

Middle Division ETT, 1954: Eastern Region, Middle Division, Milroy Secondary

The locals refer to this area as "Mount Rock". This is the area where the McDonald's restaurant is today on Electric Avenue. 

mifflin 04 1940

Heritage: Pennsylvania Railroad

CT 1000, 1945: Eastern Region, Eastern Pennsylvania Division, Middle Division, Main Line

Middle Division ETT, 1954: Eastern Region, Middle Division, Main Line

Mifflin was founded as the town of Patterson. At one time, Mifflin, as well as the small community of Denholm lying directly north of the town, was an important stop along the Pennsylvania Railroad. 

The Pennsylvania Railroad depot still stands in Mifflin, although it has long been abandoned. Mifflin is named after Thomas Mifflin, the 1st Governor of Pennsylvania.

Haws Refractory Company plant

Heritage: Pennsylvania Railroad

CT 1000, 1945: Eastern Region, Eastern Pennsylvania Division, Middle Division, Main Line

Middle Division ETT, 1954: Eastern Region, Middle Division, Main Line

The tiny hamlet of Hawstone was named for Haws Refractory Co., a fire brick manufacturer located there from 1910-66. Actual factory ruins are hard to find but the stone from which the bricks were made can be easily found throughout the narrow valley.

Aerial view of the town of Saxton Bedford County in 1945jpg Saxton, 1945. Coal Mining buildings in the town of Saxton Bedford County H BT Huntingdon Broad Top Railroad Bridge near Saxton Bedford County around 1920
Main Street in the town of Saxton Bedford County around 1910jpg Main Street, circa 1910. Saxton 1953 Near Saxton, 1953. saxton
powelton furnace    

 

North End Yard (MP 23.8)

Station (MP 24.1)

     

Scales (MP 24.1)

Junc. Shoups Branch (MP 24.4)

Shops (MP 24.7)

sb saxton shops    

 

Enginehouse (MP 25.4)

Engine 33 on a turntable in Saxton Bedford County in 1952 #33 on the Saxton turntable in 1952. H BT Huntingdon Broad Top Railraod Locomotive Coal Car in Saxton Bedford County in 1953jpg #34 on the Saxton turntable in 1953. Huntingdon Broad Top Railroad Round House in Saxton Bedford County in 1951 Engine house, 1951.

 

Public Track (MP 25.5)

South End Yard (MP 25.2)

Everett postcard 2 Everett Turnpike Everett freight house 1983 Everett freight house, 1983.
hbt everett turntable Cottage Planing Mill Everet View of the Earlston Furnace Works for the Everett Iron Company in the town of Everett Bedford County in 1910jpg Earlston Furnace, 1910.
Earlston Furnace in the town of Everett Bedford Countyjpg Earlston furnace Earlston Furnance Everett
Earlston Furnance Everett2    

 

Lumber Track (MP 42.9)

Station (MP 43.0)

everett station 1960 Everett, 1960. everett postcard H BT at Everett Station
Everett Passenger 1980 Everett, 1980. everett station view Everett station

 

Coal Wharf (MP 43.0)

     

 

Public Track; H. F. Gump & Son (H. Frank Gump, 1909); and H. E. Laher (MP 43.1)

     

 

J. J. Barndollar & Son (1900) (MP 43.5)

Everett Glass Co., Ltd. (1900) (MP 43.9)

Factory (MP 43.3)

     

 

cypher shelter cypher bridge Cypher
H BT Cypher Bridge    

 

38 mount dallas Everett Mt. Dallas bridge HBT mt dallas bridge

 

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Heritage: Pennsylvania Railroad

CT 1000, 1945: Eastern Region, Eastern Pennsylvania Division, Middle Division, Main Line

Middle Division ETT, 1954: Eastern Region, Middle Division, Main Line