The Altoona Association of Model Railroaders

The Altoona Association of Model Railroaders The Association's layout area is a "must see" for all railfans visiting the historic Altoona area. With detailed scenes, sweeping Central Alleghenies scenery, outstanding overall modeling, and the largest collection of railroad plate memorabillia in the area, there is something for every train enthusiast and "tag along."
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04/04/2019

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03/30/2019

Yesterday we see a Southern Pacific E8 pulling the Coast Daylight

03/16/2019

As the 765 arrives at the AAMR

2nd floor accessible by stairs only
11/17/2018

2nd floor accessible by stairs only

Amtrak passenger transfer at union station
09/16/2018

Amtrak passenger transfer at union station

09/11/2018

NS 911 "Honoring First Responders" pulls a long oil train eastbound coming out of the tunnel

08/25/2018

Here we see a Norfolk Southern mixed freight train passing by Summit with some great scenery

08/11/2018

PRR mail train goes to Altoona PA

Very pleased to have multiple visitors from N Scale Weekend in Altoona, PA. Notably, Shane from Scale Trains.  Scaletrai...
08/05/2018

Very pleased to have multiple visitors from N Scale Weekend in Altoona, PA. Notably, Shane from Scale Trains. Scaletrains.com.

UP 3985 waiting on a clear signal as 3753 is waiting on a crew change
08/04/2018

UP 3985 waiting on a clear signal as 3753 is waiting on a crew change

07/21/2018

Up 4014 going by SI on a stormy night

07/06/2018

UP 3985 working up the hill

06/17/2018

As 1361 gets a new crew it departs from the upper yard and heads towards home

06/16/2018

1943 Revisited Altoona today

05/19/2018

A visit from NYC

The 68th Annual Running of the Joseph Orr, Sr. Model Electric Train Races was held on January 6th at the Altoona Railroa...
01/10/2018

The 68th Annual Running of the Joseph Orr, Sr. Model Electric Train Races was held on January 6th at the Altoona Railroaders Memorial Museum. Many spectators and participants were in attendance and the winners of the races are shown in the accompanying photo. The races were adjudicated by the Altoona Association of Model Railroaders and sponsored by Joe Orr, Jr of Orr Lumber and Supply of Altoona.

1st Row: John Schmidhamer (1st Place, Youth HO and 2nd Place, Youth O); Nathan Ellenberger (1st Place, Youth O); Matt McCaulley (3rd Place, Youth O); Marlee Noel (3rd Place, Youth HO); Avalynn Counterman (Watch Winner); Annalisa Counterman (2nd Place, Youth HO)

2nd Row: Joe Orr, Jr; Charlie Beiswenger (2nd Place, Adult HO and 3rd Place, Adult O); Bill McKinney (2nd Place, Adult O); Dawn Gottshall (1st Place, Adult HO); Paul Gottshall (3rd Place, Adult HO) Adam Counterman (1st Place, Adult O)

12/31/2017
12/31/2017

All board the UP 844

12/15/2017

Thank you for everyone participated in our open house. Hope to see you next year.🎅🎅🎅

Train crash again
12/09/2017

Train crash again

Train crash
12/09/2017

Train crash

12/04/2017

The old T1 meet the oldest passenger train in are club it is made out of card stock

11/26/2017

Please stop by our clubs open house.It start on Friday Nov 24 7PM to 10PM Saderday Nov 25 12PM to 4PM Sunday Nov 26 12PM to 4PM Friday Dec 1 7PM to 10PM Saturday Dec 2 12PM to 4PM Sunday Dec 3 12PM to 4PM Friday Dec 8 7PM to 10PM Saturday Dec 9 12PM to 4PM Sunday Dec 10 12PM to 4PM.There is much to see from out N Scale HO and 2 rail O Scale layouts.We would like to wish you all a happy hollidays from the Altoona Association of Model Railroaders.Thaks.Enjoy our open house and be sure to hit thae like button on facebook.

11/20/2017

PRR B6SB Pulling a cut of hopper.This in on our 2 rail o scale.

11/19/2017

As it run around in the yard

11/11/2017

Ns train

11/11/2017

Conrail on the mountain

11/05/2017

Here we see two Southern Pacific Daylights pulling a nice passenger train on the layout. The train is passing the station up at Summit.

Photos from The Altoona Association of Model Railroaders's post
10/28/2017

Photos from The Altoona Association of Model Railroaders's post

10/21/2017

There is a new Locomotive roaming the rails of our O Scale 2 Rail layout.Its an EMD SD35 PRR 6018 Atlas unit.It was last seen pulling and early CR Train.The train has 27 cars with a CR N7D Cabin.

A another good day on the BT&T
10/01/2017

A another good day on the BT&T

06/26/2017

LV SW900 110 Pulling a 15 car early CR Local.

Its early CONRAIL on the O Scale.These engines are ready to be called to there next assignment.
06/26/2017

Its early CONRAIL on the O Scale.These engines are ready to be called to there next assignment.

06/26/2017

PRR L1 pulling 33 cars on the 2 rail O Scale.

06/24/2017

1940 L1 pulling a empty hopper cars.

For those that don't know, Joe Orr, Jr of Orr Lumber sponsors the Joe Orr, Sr Memorial Model Electric Train Races each y...
01/30/2017

For those that don't know, Joe Orr, Jr of Orr Lumber sponsors the Joe Orr, Sr Memorial Model Electric Train Races each year at the Altoona Railroaders Memorial Museum. Here are some photos from the last event this past January.

01/07/2017

Thanks to everyone who participated and attended our open house.There is always something different and new to see.Both the N Scale and HO Layouts have digitrax dcc systems installed.Stop in every Friday from 7:30PM to 10:30PM.

Our open house is Friday Nov,25 7:30PM to 10:00PM Saturday November 26th 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday November 27th 12 p.m. ...
11/23/2016

Our open house is Friday Nov,25 7:30PM to 10:00PM Saturday November 26th 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday November 27th 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Friday December 2nd 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday December 3rd 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday December 4th 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Friday December 9th 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday December 10th 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday December 11th 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.There is somthing for all ages to see.From PRR BT&E Allegheny Central PC CONRAIL NS and much more.more.We have N scale HO and 2 rail O Scale.Thankyou.

08/09/2016

Hi all, check WTAJ 6:00 News tonight for a story featuring the AAMR!

DCC coming soon....
08/07/2016

DCC coming soon....

Here is a nice photo of 11 units setting in the yard.If you want to see more.Please come and visit us at the club on Fri...
07/09/2016

Here is a nice photo of 11 units setting in the yard.If you want to see more.Please come and visit us at the club on Friday nights.There's always something new to see for people of all ages.Thank you.

06/13/2016

Check these out.More detail.Working air hoses.

Timeline Photos
11/28/2015

Timeline Photos

Thomas the Tank Engine is for kids of all ages!  Come see us during our Annual Open House...Fridays 7:30 to 10:00 , Satu...
11/28/2015

Thomas the Tank Engine is for kids of all ages! Come see us during our Annual Open House...Fridays 7:30 to 10:00 , Saturday and Sunday from 12 - 4 through December 13th.

06/13/2015

Nittany and Bald Eagle CF7 2427 and North Shore Railroad SW9 446 back a cut of cars into one of the yard tracks as it begins switching duties in the upper yard.

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2930 S 10th Ave
Altoona, PA
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