NS 7516 works hard against the grade at Horseshoe Curve as it leads a line of empty coal hoppers west out of Altoona.
Eastbound loaded coal drag, downgrade
Viewed across the valley from one side of Horseshoe Curve to the other, an eastbound (downgrade) train's power is on the opposite side from the rear third of its consist (photo taken with Conrail ... (more)
Second unit is F7A 1784.
This is the General meeting a coal train at the curve before sundown. It is 1969 and there are still several daytime class one trains running. EMD units dominate. The GE's are not fully establishe... (more)
3 80 Mac's ease coal train C90 from South Fork downgrade and around world famous Horseshoe Curve on a chilly fall morning.
A pair of SD40-2 helpers were added to the front of this train. It's a pretty steep grade as can be seen here at this low angle.
The chase of these two MACs over the summit of the Alleghenies ends at the bottom of Horseshoe Curve, as NS 650, lead by 7210 and still blue 7208, grinds around one of the most famous railroad mon... (more)
Juniata Terminal's Pennsylvania liveried EMD E-8's bring a 10 car consist around the 'Curve en route to Altoona during Railfest in the Summer of 2007. I returned to this rattlesnake infested over... (more)
A pair of SD40-2's head back to Altoona after helping a freight over the grade.
Helpers hold back an eastbound intermodal.
The power from an eastbound intermodal can be seen on the other side of the curve.
Fall colors have come to "The Curve". Some of the better colors are almost gone.