The Everett Railroad, Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania

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John Cowgill: Stories of the Railroad

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The city of Altoona, Pennsylvania is a city built around railroads.  It has been referred to as ‘The Railroad Capital of America’, although Trains Magazine has named Chicago, Illinois as the ‘Railroad Capital’ mainly because of the massive number of railroads that serve that city.  How does Altoona get the name?  It does not have as many railroads as Chicago, but it does have many railroad sites.  You have the Juniata Shops where trains are serviced.  You have the Railroaders Memorial Museum.  For train watchers, you have the famous Horseshoe Curve where you can watch trains roll on through.  You also have the Gallitzin Tunnels that helped pave the way for railroads through the high Allegheny Mountains, and you have the Portage Railroad that had the task of link canal barges across the mountain range.  Yes, you have great railroad sites in Altoona.

Now some of you are saying, “Wow! …

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Poet, author, servant of God the Heavenly father and the Lord Jesus Christ...working out his salvation with fear and trembling. - Not trusting in his own deeds, but depending totally upon the finished sacrificial work of Jesus Christ to be, by God's reckoning, a new creature, clothed in Christ's righteousness...which mortal humankind can never attain by their own weak efforts, apart from faith in Christ's work on our behalf. - College-educated, yet wise enough to see that what a man does will not be his ultimate identity nor affect how God sees him or her. - Called by God to do a very difficult thing...apart from God's grace, mercy and strength...to love the sinner (which we all--by nature--are) but hate the sin, which is only paid through Christ, God's Son, - My own God-given gift is that of being a Poet..showing that in all parts of life...God has a loving part in it...as hard as that is to always understand or perceive...given life's realities! Come join me on my journey of discovery?.

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