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The Best of the World Famous Horseshoe
Simply the Best of the Best.
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Photo ID: 693693

Railroad: Penn Central
Locomotive: EMD SD35
Location: Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: PC 6025
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 16, 1969


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By: Ian Stronach

Added: Apr 10, 2019

Views: 2,554
Comments: 2

Favorited: 13
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Photo ID: 693512

A PC passenger train drifts downgrade around Horseshoe Curve on a hot and hazy summer day.

Railroad: Penn Central
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: PC 4277
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 16, 1969


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By: Ian Stronach

Added: Apr 08, 2019

Views: 1,932
Comments: 0

Favorited: 18
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Photo ID: 693338

Norfolk Southern priority intermodal train 25V rounds Horseshoe Curve with the Conrail heritage unit leading the Reading heritage unit.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Logan, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: NS 8098
Train ID: NS 25V
Photo Date: April 06, 2019


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By: Doug Boudrow

Added: Apr 06, 2019

Views: 6,186
Comments: 2

Favorited: 28

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Photo ID: 692897

With newly rebuilt AC44C6M locomotives being added to the roster with numbers in the 4000 series, the Norfolk Southern Executive units had to be renumbered and repainted. Here, in Altoona, the F ... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: EMD F9(A)
Location: Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: NS 270
Train ID: NS 956
Photo Date: April 02, 2019


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By: Brandon Fiume

Added: Apr 02, 2019

Photo of the Week
People's Choice 4

Views: 17,762
Comments: 5

Favorited: 78
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Photo ID: 661647

Union Pacific's 1943 (Veterans) leads NS 066 on the return to Omaha over Horseshoe Curve in Altoona, PA. The "other than NS or Amtrak" leader is very rare on this line due to the need fo... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD70ACe
Location: Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: UP 1943
Train ID: NS 066
Photo Date: June 04, 2018


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By: Marc Glucksman/River Rail Photo

Added: Jun 18, 2018

Views: 2,189
Comments: 0

Favorited: 16


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Photo ID: 659690

A Salute to the Fallen

It's a couple days late for Memorial Day, but a salute to our fallen servicemen and women is in order. Thank you to all of you and your families for your sacri... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD70AH
Location: Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: UP 1943
Train ID: NS 066-30
Photo Date: May 31, 2018


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By: Timothy E. Pavlic II

Added: May 31, 2018

Views: 4,438
Comments: 3

Favorited: 35
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Photo ID: 658094

Norfolk Southern intermodal train 21Q (Harrisburg, PA to Chicago, IL) led by recently rebuilt SD70ACu #7305 heads West up the steep grade through 2,375 foot long Horseshoe Curve with a set of help... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: EMD SD70ACu
Location: Logan, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: NS 7305
Train ID: NS 21Q
Photo Date: May 15, 2018


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By: Doug Boudrow

Added: May 16, 2018

Views: 12,453
Comments: 3

Favorited: 37

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Photo ID: 650204

A Bumblebee in the Fog and the Rain

A westbound autorack train climbs the mountain with a little Reading Company on the head end. The PRR and Reading weren't the best of friends, tho... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: EMD SD70ACe
Location: Altoona, United States
Locomotive #: NS 1067
Train ID: NS 11J
Photo Date: March 01, 2018


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By: Timothy E. Pavlic II

Added: Mar 02, 2018

Views: 2,791
Comments: 3

Favorited: 22
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Photo ID: 644385

In a beautiful fall autumn environment as are the Allegheny Mountains, EMD GP9 No. 7048 building in 1955, owner Pennsylvania Railroad, on display at Horseshoe Curve, NS Pittsburgh Line, in Altoona... (more)

Railroad: Pennsylvania Railroad
Locomotive: EMD GP9
Location: Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: PRR 7048
Train ID: -
Photo Date: November 06, 2017


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By: Entre Durmientes (Mauro C.)

Added: Jan 13, 2018

Views: 5,118
Comments: 2

Favorited: 20
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Photo ID: 641104

It's Getting Cold Up Here

The first thick blanket of snow has fallen on the Altoona area, and NS is as busy as ever with extra intermodal traffic ahead of the holidays. This place ne... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: EMD SD40E
Location: Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: NS 6304
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: December 14, 2017


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By: Timothy E. Pavlic II

Added: Dec 14, 2017

Screener's Choice
People's Choice 2

Views: 18,001
Comments: 5

Favorited: 99


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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: 1,394
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: 1,576
Comments: 0

Favorited: 15
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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: 2,430
Comments: 0

Favorited: 21
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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: 5,487
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: 1,366
Comments: 0

Favorited: 8
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