Altoona Works

Altoona Works

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Altoona Works is a large railroad industrial complex in Altoona, Pennsylvania. It was built by the Pennsylvania Railroad to supply the railroad with locomotives, railroad cars and related equipment. The initial portions of the complex were constructed in 1850, and many additional buildings and facilities were added to the complex up until 1925. For many years it was the largest railroad shop complex in the world. In the 1920s the site consisted of 125 buildings on 218 acres (0.88 km2), and the shops employed over 16,000 workers. Portions of the complex are still in use by Norfolk Southern Railway (NS).
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  • Paperback | 180 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 10mm | 272g
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136728133
  • 9786136728131