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Altoona and the Pennsylvania Railroad


Note from the Editor
by Tamara Gaskell Miller

Note from the President: The Nation's Railroad Heart
by David Moltke-Hansen

Getting a Move On: Transportation Revolutions in Altoona
by Brian Black and P. J. Sleber

The Loyal War Governors' Conference
by Timothy Van Scoyoc

Altoona: Life and Labor in a Railroad City
by R. Cummins McNitt

The Nobility of Labor
by R. Cummins McNitt

The Buccinese Society: Mutual Assistance in an Italian Neighborhood
by Erik Mentzer

Horseshoe Curve: An Engineering and Historic Landmark
by Dan Cupper

J. Edgar Thomson: Engineering and Management Pioneer
by Scott Cessna

Book Reviews

Travelling the Pennsylvania Railroad: The Photographs of William H. Rau, by John C. Van Horne with Eileen E. Drelick
Workin' on the Railroad: Reminiscences from the Age of Steam, by Richard Reinhardt
Railroads of Pennsylvania: Fragments of the Past in the Keystone Landscape, by Lorette Treese
Crossroads of Commerce: The Pennsylvania Railroad Calendar Art of Grif Teller, by Dan Cupper; photography by Ken Murry

Window on the Collections: Mellon and NEH Processing Projects

Society News

LEGACIES for Kids: Train Vocabulary Word Search

LEGACIES for Kids: Book Reviews
by S. Chris Saad

Chugga-Chugga Choo-Choo, by Kevin Lewis; illustrated by Daniel Kirk
Crossing, by Philip Booth; illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline
Inside Freight Train, by Donald Crews
The John Bull: A British Locomotive Comes to America, by David Weitzman
True Heart, by Marissa Moss; illustrated by C. F. Payne
Rodzina, by Karen Cushman

Food for Thought: Railroad History: It's Not (Only) about the Train
by Michael Bezilla

Cover image:  Detail of Penn’a R.R. Shop’s, Altoona Pennsylvania. Lithograph by T. M. Fowler, 1895.