RailPictures.Net Photo: NS 7305 Norfolk Southern EMD SD70ACu at Logan, Pennsylvania by Doug Boudrow
 
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Norfolk Southern (more..)
EMD SD70ACu (more..)
The Horseshoe Curve (more..)
Logan, Pennsylvania, USA (more..)
May 11, 2018
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NS 7305 (more..)
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Doug Boudrow (more..)
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A Norfolk Southern intermodal train led by recently rebuilt SD70ACu #7305 heads West up the steep grade through 2,375 foot long Horseshoe Curve. The train passes the park in the center of the curve where a field trip of school children excitedly wave. This engineering marvel was completed in 1854 by the Pennsylvania Railroad to lessen the grade to the summit of the Allegheny Mountains. The curve is such a vital piece of infrastructure that it was on a list of targets that German spies that had infiltrated the United States planned to sabotage before they were caught. Today it is considered a national historic site but is still part of one of the busiest rail lines on the East Coast.
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