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October 10, 2013

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Railroad exhibit salutes veterans

Trains, patriotism and history will be on display from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday as Amtrak and Norfolk Southern host “All Aboard Altoona” at Norfolk Southern’s Rose Yard in Altoona.

Amtrak’s exhibit train, pulled by a custom-painted veterans locomotive, will be available, as will special Norfolk Southern rolling stock such as its own veterans locomotive, an F-Unit locomotive, exhibit car and historic office cars.

Visitors will be able to explore Amtrak’s exhibit train displays, which include workable signals, virtual sleeping accommodation tours, a locomotive control stand and horns, and displays about the 42-year history of the passenger rail service.

The event is free and open to the public. Free parking will be available across from Norfolk Southern’s Juniata Locomotive Shop at 200 N. 4th Ave. and free shuttle services will transport visitors from the parking lot to Rose Yard.

No parking is available at Rose Yard.

Custom Lego creation to be auctioned

Johnstown resident Paul Boratko is once again auctioning off another one of his Lego creations, the Vampire GT “Daywalker,” with all proceeds going to benefit 7-year-old Johnstown resident Brayden Yorchak, who recently had a brain tumor removed and is undergoing radiation treatments.

The eBay auction will run through 5 p.m. Sunday.

The link to the auction is

For more information on Brayden visit the Brayden’s Gang Facebook page at

In February, Boratko auctioned off his Lego Pittsburgh Steelers-themed supercar and it sold for $1,160 on eBay.

The money raised was donated to the local chapter of Make-A-Wish Foundation.


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