Altoona museum moves in to new roundhouse

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ALTOONA, Pa. – The Railroaders' Memorial Museum is now able to make use of its new roundhouse. Construction has been underway for more than two years.

Museum officials decided to move several significant items of rolling stock into the building, according to local sources. Those include Pennsylvania Railroad GG-1 electric locomotive No. 4913, Pullman solarium observation Loretto, Vulcan-built 0-4-0T Nancy, and Broadway Limited observation lounge Mountain View.

In addition, the tender from the museum's Pennsylvania K-4s Pacific has been housed in the building. Museum volunteers are currently working to reassemble No. 1361, which was disassembled 18 years ago for restoration.

The building will also provide space for classrooms to be used by Pennsylvania State University's railroad engineering and management classes.

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