Altoona senior awarded scholarship by railroad historical society

Thaddeus Mortimer Fowler (1842-1922) and James B. Moyer's lithograph showing the town of Altoona, Pennsylvania, in 1895. Credit: Restoration by Adam Cuerden / Public domainAll Rights Reserved.

ALTOONA, Pa. — Michael Begany, a Penn State Altoona rail transportation engineering major, has been awarded a scholarship by the Railway & Locomotive Historical Society. This scholarship is granted to a university student studying aspects of railroad history and operations.

Begany, a senior, plans to become a railroad operations manager.

Founded in 1921, the Railway & Locomotive Historical Society is North America’s oldest organization focusing on railroad history. Its purpose is to promote research, writing and public knowledge about all aspects of railroading. 

Last Updated August 14, 2020