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Newport, Pennsylvania
Posted by BN_1984 on Sunday, August 9, 2009 8:22 PM

My hometown, Newport, PA is an excellent train watching location. It has Norfolk Southern's (fomerly Pennsy) Pittaburgh Line running through. It has roughly forty trains a day (a modest estimate). It is 30 miles north of Harrisburg. The best place in town is the "Oliver Township Park", which is a fully safe and legal place to access. It is a public park right along the rails, and a block signal can be viewed easily.

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Posted by Paul_D_North_Jr on Thursday, August 20, 2009 8:51 PM

First - Sign - Welcome to the forums !

Thanks for mentioning this - I never knew that, or even that it was there.  Usually going by fast on 322, to/ from the curve or places further north and west - like last weekend.  Next time I'm out that way, I'll have to stop in and check it out.

Oh, one more thing - at least 2 Amtraks a day - the Pennsylvanian, EB in the morning Mon. - Sat., late afternoon on Sun., WB midafternoon 7 days, if I remember correctly.

- Paul North.

"This Fascinating Railroad Business" (title of 1943 book by Robert Selph Henry of the AAR)
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Posted by Matt Van Hattem on Friday, August 21, 2009 12:52 PM

I'll second Newport is a fantastic place to watch trains! Welcome to the forum, and be sure to check out the Gallery section of the October 2009 issue (you should be getting it in a week or so).

Matt Van Hattem

Senior Editor

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