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The Best of the World Famous Horseshoe
Simply the Best of the Best.
Photo Album By: ajbarber
 
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Photo ID: 635212

Coming Around the Mountain

One of Norfolk Southern's AC44C6M units, rebuilt from a D9-40C by GE Fort Worth, leads an empty coal bucket out of the west leg of Horseshoe Curve. The Cur... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE AC44C6M
Location: Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: NS 4040
Train ID: 593
Photo Date: October 21, 2017


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By: Timothy E. Pavlic II

Added: Oct 22, 2017

Views: 898
Comments: 0

Favorited: 5
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Photo ID: 634621

From a viewpoint above the apex of Horseshoe Curve, a westbound freight crawls under the signal bridge at Kittanning Point approaching the curve.

Railroad: Conrail
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Kittanning Point, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: CR 6380
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 07, 1992


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By: Ed Wolfe

Added: Oct 17, 2017

Views: 1,057
Comments: 1

Favorited: 14
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Photo ID: 634141

A pair of helpers on an eastbound freight aid in holding back the train for its downhill glide into Altoona.

Railroad: Conrail
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: CR 6375
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 07, 1992


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By: Ed Wolfe

Added: Oct 13, 2017

Views: 1,656
Comments: 0

Favorited: 20
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Photo ID: 634019

A one unit wonder rounds the curve working its hart out up the grade with 10 loaded tie cars in tow

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: NS 6117
Train ID: N/A
Photo Date: October 06, 2017


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By: John Burke

Added: Oct 12, 2017

Views: 4,877
Comments: 0

Favorited: 16
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Photo ID: 623262

Symbol freight OIPI9 (Oak Island-Conway) with a couple strangers comes snarling into the east end of Horseshoe Curve on a gorgeous autumn afternoon. Fuji Sensia.

Railroad: Conrail
Locomotive: GE C40-8W (Dash 8-40CW)
Location: Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: 6225
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 20, 1994


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By: Rick Erben

Added: Jul 15, 2017

Views: 1,025
Comments: 0

Favorited: 8


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Photo ID: 621781

Erie 1068 leads doublestack train 20Q downgrade on Main One at Horseshoe Curve, nearing Altoona, Pennsylvania. Photo by Casey Thomason. For more information about Norfolk Southern, visit <... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: EMD SD70ACe
Location: Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: NS 1068
Train ID: NS 20Q
Photo Date: June 19, 2017


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By: Norfolk Southern Corp

Added: Jul 02, 2017

Views: 1,818
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Favorited: 17
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Photo ID: 621685

As Amtrak Train 42 makes its way around Horseshoe Curve in Altoona, PA on 6/25/2017, the former New York Central observation car "Babbling Brook" brings up the markers.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 88
Train ID: 42
Photo Date: June 25, 2017


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By: Marc Glucksman/River Rail Photo

Added: Jul 01, 2017

Views: 2,599
Comments: 1

Favorited: 9
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Photo ID: 617362

The World Famous Horseshoe Curve

Grain train 50T wraps around the valley on the Horseshoe Curve. Built by the Pennsylvania Railroad and opened to traffic in 1854, Horseshoe Curve fil... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE ET44AC
Location: Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: NS 3656
Train ID: NS 50T
Photo Date: May 18, 2017


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By: Timothy E. Pavlic II

Added: May 20, 2017

People's Choice 1

Views: 7,127
Comments: 6

Favorited: 51

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Photo ID: 610957

A welded rail train meets an intermodal train as it passes the Horseshoe Curve near Altoona, PA.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE C40-8W (Dash 8-40CW)
Location: Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: NS 8467
Train ID: NS 98N
Photo Date: March 15, 2017


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By: Brandon Fiume

Added: Mar 24, 2017

Views: 3,906
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Favorited: 19
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Photo ID: 610451

Meets are common at the Horseshoe Curve, but it's a rarity that the trains meet at the apex. Here, NS 98N meets 21Z.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE C40-8W
Location: Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: NS 8346
Train ID: NS 98N
Photo Date: March 15, 2017


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By: Brandon Fiume

Added: Mar 19, 2017

Views: 3,870
Comments: 2

Favorited: 14


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Photo ID: 608097

The Silent Watcher

Long-silent Pennsylvania Railroad GP9 #7048 stands watch over Horseshoe Curve. In September, she will have been here for 30 years--2 years longer than 1361 was. On... (more)

Railroad: Pennsylvania Railroad
Locomotive: EMD GP9
Location: Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: PRR 7048
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 25, 2017


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By: Timothy E. Pavlic II

Added: Feb 25, 2017

Views: 2,708
Comments: 1

Favorited: 19
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Photo ID: 599503

Trains aren't the only thing snaking their way through the mountains near Altoona: Timber rattlesnakes are abundant in the hills! This slithery example had 8 buttons on its tail, posing on an ol... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: 130
Train ID: 07T
Photo Date: June 11, 2012


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By: Casey Thomason

Added: Dec 15, 2016

People's Choice 4

Views: 17,903
Comments: 8

Favorited: 78
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Photo ID: 582217

When was the last time that you were at Horseshoe Curve in Altoona, PA? Extensive work has recently been performed to trim back a lot of vegetation that had been blocking a good view of the track... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: 94
Train ID: Amtrak 42
Photo Date: July 02, 2016


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By: Marc Glucksman/River Rail Photo

Added: Jul 09, 2016

Views: 4,981
Comments: 5

Favorited: 23
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Photo ID: 552963

Crowd is waiting for NKP 759. A Roger Puta photograph.

Railroad: Penn Central
Locomotive: Alco C630
Location: near Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 13, 1970


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By: Marty Bernard

Added: Nov 03, 2015

Views: 5,717
Comments: 3

Favorited: 26
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Photo ID: 534498

CR 6369 and 6656 are snappers on a westbound manifest negotiating Horseshoe Curve on an overcast autumn morning.

Railroad: Conrail
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Horseshoe Curve, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: CR 6369
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 20, 1992


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By: Rick Erben

Added: Jun 12, 2015

Views: 2,019
Comments: 0

Favorited: 9
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