Join SURE on Monday, October 10 for the inaugural Autumn Adventure train ride on the Everett Railroad. We will depart from the former Westinghouse Energy Center site at 4350 Northern Pike in Monroeville PA at 8:00 am aboard a restroom equipped motor coach with a short stop at the Valley Dairy restaurant in Blairsville PA, where members may board the motorcoach (at approximately 8:40 am) and park their car for the day.
Please note that here will be no breakfast stop due to the early departure time for train. So please plan for your breakfast accordingly. A box lunch will be provided during the train trip.
On the way to the Everett Railroad, we will stop about 9:45 am to visit Horseshoe Curve before departing for the train station in Hollidaysburg. This attraction is normally closed on Mondays, but special arrangements have been made to host the SURE group for an exclusive visit.
NOTE: The funicular from the Welcome Center to the Curve is currently down for repairs and there is a chance that it might not be operating in time for our visit. There are 194 steps leading to the top with sitting platforms every 8 steps or so. If you take your time, it usually takes anywhere between 8-10 minutes to reach the top.
There is a welcome center at the bottom where there are short films, artifacts on display and a diorama model of the Horseshoe Curve where attendees may wait if they so choose.
Once at the Everett Railroad, we will board the train as a group with reserved seating for the 3-hour round trip. A box lunch is being provided, with a choice of Turkey & Swiss cheese, Ham & American cheese or 3 cheese (Provolone, Swiss and American) sandwiches. Beverage choices are Coke, Diet Coke or water.
Please select your sandwich and beverage in the two "member" fields on the registration form. If you are also registering a guest (or spouse), please indicate their selections in the two "guest" fields. If no guest, please select the "Not applicable" guest field choices.
We will be making a dinner stop at the Valley Dairy restaurant in Blairsville on the return trip to Monroeville. You can order from the full menu and separate checks will be provided.
The cost is $65 per person which includes round trip motor coach transportation from Monroeville or Blairsville, Horseshoe Curve admission and the train ride. Initial registration will be limited to SURE members and one guest each. If a SURE couple is bringing 2 nonmember guests, each SURE member must register separately and include one guest on each registration. A wait list will be maintained in the event that we exceed the motor coach seating capacity.
Train tickets and Horseshoe Curve admission are also available at $40 per person for SURE members for whom it might be more convenient to drive to the Altoona PA area rather than to Monroeville or Blairsville. The train station is located at 244 Loop Road in Hollidaysburg and the Horseshoe Curve welcome center is located at 2400 Veterans Memorial Highway in Altoona.
This trip has been arranged for the members, family and friends of Westinghouse SURE. Westinghouse SURE is not responsible for any liability incurred in the execution of this trip. By signing the attached COVID Release: <<CLICK HERE>>, you also agree to the above statement. You must also abide by any covid requirements in place at time of the trip.
NOTE: Refunds for cancelations can only be considered up to September 9, 2022 (but only if a replacement can be found on the wait list) since SURE must make nonrefundable final payment to the coach company and railroad a month in advance.
NOTE: The vintage passenger cars are not ADA compliant and cannot accommodate wheelchairs.
Any questions, please contact Dave Altman at (724) 325-4491 or at email@example.com.
We hope that you can join us as the SURE Fall Foliage train trip is "Back on Track" in 2022 after a 3-year hiatus!