Railfan Motels

Motels & Hotels with a railroad view

MILESBURG, PENNSYLVANIA ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Milesburg, PA -  Quality Inn Milesburg  (PA660)  

Address:   971 North Eagle Valley Road                   Phone: (814) 355-7521  

Location/ Directions:  The motel is located Route 150, just north on I-80.  Exit I-80 at exit # 158.  Motel will be on the right.

Average Price (Checked Apr 2012):  $86.00                                  AAA Rated:   N/A       Stars: (n/a)

About Hotel:  2-Stories, 118-Rooms, Interior Corridors, Billiard Room, Bus Parking, Business Center, Fitness Center, Free Coffee, Free Continental Breakfast,
Free Newspaper Mon-Fri, Game Room, Guest Laundry, Indoor Heated Pool, Indoor Whirlpool/Hot Tub, Outdoor Parking, Pet-friendly Hotel, Picnic Area, Pool Table, Speaker Phone with voice-mail, Sun Deck, Truck Parking, Cable/Satellite TV, Free Local Calls, Free Wireless High Speed Internet Access, Hair Dryer, In-Room Coffee Maker, Individual A/C & Heat, Iron & Ironing Board, Wake-Up Service.

Railroad View:  Excellent view from the following 2nd floor rooms (in order): 247, 245, 243, 241, 239, 237, 235, 249, 251, 253, 253, 257.  Fair views from the following rooms: 259, 263, 265, 267.  First floor rooms, using the same room numbers in the 100 series may also provide a good view, as long as vehicles in the parking lot don't foul the railroad view.  Windows do open about 6", without a screen, perfect for photography / video.

Railroads past Hotel: Nittany & Bald Eagle Railroad (Norfolk Southern on trackage rights).  Beside the few N&BE freights that run on this line, Norfolk Southern operates coal train's up & down this line.  Expect less then 5 train's during a 24-hour period.  During my 12-hour visit to this motel, no trains passed, however, I believe I just missed one before my arrival. 

Railroad Radio (Scanner): 160.590 NBER Dispatcher

Notes:    This motel recently became a Quality Inn (2011), it was branded as a Ramada for a short time, and a long time Holiday Inn.

Comments:   Milesburg has limited food.  Locally there is a McDonald's, Subway, Pizza, Sheetz, and a restaurant at the TA Truck Stop next door.  Free breakfast at the motel is provided.

Photo Comment:  (Middle Photo) The aerial view shows the Quality Inn motel.  This picture faces north.  Rooms on the south side should give you a good view in the area of the grade crossing.  Second floor rooms will help you see above cars parked in the motel parking lot.  (Above Left) A view from room # 251 shows the railroad crossing which is the best area to view passing trains.  (Above Right) Waiting for a northbound N&BE Railroad near at the crossing.  After hearing a northbound freight clear "MILES", we figured it was only a matter of minutes before it passes the motel.  A quick dash out the door, across the parking lot and onto the sunny side of the tracks left us waiting for a good 15-minutes, enough time to realize the train isn't coming.  We later found out it branched off just south of us in downtown Milesburg.  We never did see a train pass this motel while we were here.