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)
A Salute to the FallenIt'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)
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)
A Bumblebee in the Fog and the RainA 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)
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)
It's Getting Cold Up HereThe 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)
Coming Around the MountainOne 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)
From a viewpoint above the apex of Horseshoe Curve, a westbound freight crawls under the signal bridge at Kittanning Point approaching the curve.
A pair of helpers on an eastbound freight aid in holding back the train for its downhill glide into Altoona.
A one unit wonder rounds the curve working its hart out up the grade with 10 loaded tie cars in tow
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.
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)
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.
The World Famous Horseshoe CurveGrain 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)
A welded rail train meets an intermodal train as it passes the Horseshoe Curve near Altoona, PA.