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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: 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: 1,918
Comments: 0

Favorited: 15
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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: 4,095
Comments: 3

Favorited: 33
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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: 11,888
Comments: 3

Favorited: 36

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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: 2,505
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: 4,850
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

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Views: 17,124
Comments: 5

Favorited: 96
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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: 1,247
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: 1,410
Comments: 0

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: 2,124
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: 5,272
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: 1,250
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: 2,466
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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: 2,974
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: 7,723
Comments: 6

Favorited: 52

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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: 4,269
Comments: 1

Favorited: 20
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