GPRG Overnight Old Car Driving Tour to Three Historical Pennsylvania Railroad Sites
Location: Altoona, PA
Dates: May 24-25, 2016
Shake off the winter doldrums, bring that old V8 up to roadworthy trim, drive some of the original non-major highway Pennsylvania roads and byways, look at some Pennsylvania spring scenery and enjoy driving and traveling in your old iron at sensible speeds to visit a couple of historically significant Pennsylvania Railroad sites and the Altoona Railroader’s Museum.
This tour is designed for old cars, with no major highways, and all daylight driving. Obviously, if weather is intolerable for our old cars, then we’ll have to rely on our modern iron.
Day 1: Leave as a group from the Butler,PA area 9:30am. (meet second group at West Kittanning if needed). Drive Rt 422 through Ebensburg and Admiral Peary Highway to Cresson, PA , approx. 85 miles, 2 to 2 ½ hours allowing two stops. Lunch at Cresson Springs Family Restaurant. Drive to National Park Portage RR site, then to Horseshoe Curve site, allowing 2 hours at each, then to the Duncansville Comfort Inn and Marzoni’s Restaurant (Dinner) as our overnight stop arriving about 5:30 to 6:00 PM. Add another 18 miles. Duncansville is a few miles south of Altoona. The Comfort Inn and Marzoni’s Restaurant are within a short walking distance of each other.
Day 2: Breakfast, then drive to Altoona Railroaders Museum and another stop, Lennie’s Classic Car Collection and Restoration Shop, near RR Museum. Add another 10 miles. Leave Altoona area 3:00 to 4:00pm assuring daylight driving to home.
Overall round trip is approximately 250 – 275 miles.
Final trip details will be arranged and communicated prior to the May 24 date.
A block of rooms (Twin Queen Beds or King Bed) at a discount rate of $99 has been arranged at the Duncansville Comfort Inn for May 24. Call 814-693-1800 to make a reservation. These rooms can accommodate a rollaway bed for another person. Do not make reservations prior to April 26. For the Group discount rate, reservations must be made by May 10.
A private room is also reserved for our group dinner at Marzoni”s Restaurant.
We would like to have a minimum of 10 to 12 vehicles and up to 30 people.
Please contact Jim Arnold or Dave Collette by April 24 to reserve a spot for our Overnight Kickoff Tour for the ’16 Season.