HCC Altoona Field Trip

Altoona Railroaders Museum - HCC Members

This past Saturday was the Harrisburg Camera Club’s field trip to the Altoona Railroaders Museum, Horseshoe Curve, Hollidaysburg and surrounding area. We had a group of six photographers from the club in attendance. Despite the rain on Friday night and a very overcast start on Saturday, the weather was rather nice. The group met in the museum parking lot at about 10:00AM. We didn’t know was that a large portion of the museum’s train yard was fenced off. This was due to the construction of a new roundhouse. Fortunately we were able to enter the construction area and photograph the trains and the turntable located within.

Horseshoe Curve Funicular

After several hours the group broke for lunch and traveled to Hollidaysburg and the Dream Restaurant. Shooting resumed after lunch at Chimney Rocks Park and Recreation Area on the ridge line above Hollidaysburg. The group ended the day at the Horseshoe Curve photographing moving trains as they rounded the bend. At “last call” most of the group boarded the funicular for the short ride down to the visitor center. We left for home at about 5:30PM.

Here are links to images from the following photographers:

 Randal Lathrop | Tom Mulder  | Jim Crowley

Here is a panoramic that I made up at the Chimney Rocks overlook above Hollidaysburg. You can click on the photo and drag it to the right or the left.

Chimney Rocks Pano 300

It’s three photos stitched together in Photoshop CS4. Unfortunately I do not have a panoramic head so there is some slight parallax.

Thankx to Randal Lathrop for contributing the group photo and thankx to Tom Mulder and Randal again, for letting me link to their sites.

Albums | Altoona Railroaders Museum, Horseshoe Curve, Hollidaysburg & VicinityHCC Anderson Grist Mill Field Trip

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