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November 8, 2013 8:18 AM

Any good train stores near Altoona, PA?

 
 
 
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November 8, 2013 9:04 AM

I have yet to visit Jason's store over in Johnstown,but that would be less than 45 min.  from Altoona.  It would be an easy drive on 4 lanes the whole way with a lot of nice scenery to boot.  Heading west out of Altoona you would see the PRR Mainline skirting the mountains on your right as it snakes it's way to Cresson.

I need to visit Jason's soon,I keep hearing nice things.

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November 8, 2013 11:23 AM

The main one in Altoona is Neely's.  He is in the old Hannum's Auto Parts store.

 

814 Green Ave.  814-942-2652,  neelystrainshop@aol.com

 

Richard has tons of stuff, both old and new, mostly Lionel.  He sets up in the Purple Hall at York.  Many tables.

 

There's a small train store in the Juniata section of the city.  Used to be called Dicks' but he sold it even though he's there a lot.  Mostly smaller scales, used Lionel, Williams.  The new name escapes me at the moment.

 

Also American Gold Eagle, out near the shopping district off Hwy 220, in the back of the DeGol building.  Beside Uncle Joe's Woodshed (which also has trains).   Tons and tons of new Lionel, has almost everything.  Take the guy running it with a grain of salt.  He's quite the character.  A "story" teller.

 

PRR by Lionel

Eastern PA Mountains, between Oley and Boyertown

Last edited by Johnsgg1 November 8, 2013 11:29 AM
 
 
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November 8, 2013 12:34 PM

Been to Neely's. Right in front of you but hard to find. Worth the visit. Warm up the GPS!

 

TCA - 10 - 64769

 
 
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November 8, 2013 12:40 PM

Head to Jason's train shop.

he is in town now.

 

If you hit it right you can listen to his band.

6 o'clock train shop practicing in the basement.

 
 
 
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November 8, 2013 2:55 PM

There is also: 

Gene's Trains & Hobbies

1381 Plank Rd Ste 99, Duncansville, PA 16635 
814-693-1451

Map & Directions
 

 

Brian

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Penn American Railroad

"Serving the Basement"

Northern Central High Railers

 
 
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November 8, 2013 3:11 PM

I don't think Gene's is there anymore.

 

PRR by Lionel

Eastern PA Mountains, between Oley and Boyertown

 
 
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November 8, 2013 3:48 PM

Could be.  It's been a few years since I visited there.  I was in the area last month but didn't have time to go to the store.

 

 

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Penn American Railroad

"Serving the Basement"

Northern Central High Railers

 
 
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November 8, 2013 5:41 PM

The gold eagle place smells like smoke, he smokes PACKS a day. All the trains smell like smoke. I mentioned it to him and needless to say we got into it! Uncle Joe's Woodshed is kind of a cool throwback...

 
 
 
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November 8, 2013 6:06 PM

Originally Posted by Johnsgg1:

I don't think Gene's is there anymore.

Been gone for over a year, I think.

 

 
 
 
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November 9, 2013 7:23 AM

I grew up in State College and make my way back once a year.  It's amazing to see how many train shops have closed and opened in the past 20 years.  About every shop mentioned above I've never heard of, LOL.  All the ones I remember from the 90's are gone.  

 

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