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Photo ID: 610451

Meets are common at the Horseshoe Curve, but it's a rarity that the trains meet at the apex. Here, NS 98N meets 21Z.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE C40-8W
Location: Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: NS 8346
Train ID: NS 98N
Photo Date: March 15, 2017


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By: Brandon Fiume

Added: Mar 19, 2017

Views: 3,167
Comments: 2

Favorited: 11

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Photo ID: 608097

The Silent Watcher

Long-silent Pennsylvania Railroad GP9 #7048 stands watch over Horseshoe Curve. In September, she will have been here for 30 years--2 years longer than 1361 was. On... (more)

Railroad: Pennsylvania Railroad
Locomotive: EMD GP9
Location: Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: PRR 7048
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 25, 2017


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By: Timothy E. Pavlic II

Added: Feb 25, 2017

Views: 1,750
Comments: 1

Favorited: 17

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Photo ID: 599945

Drifting Down the Hill

NS 9271 leads 22W down the mountain, the length of its consist stretched out along the entire west leg of Horseshoe Curve, around Allegrippis Curve, and beyon... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE C40-9W (Dash 9-40CW)
Location: Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: NS 9271
Train ID: 22W
Photo Date: December 16, 2016


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By: Timothy E. Pavlic II

Added: Dec 19, 2016

Views: 1,257
Comments: 2

Favorited: 6

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Photo ID: 599503

Trains aren't the only thing snaking their way through the mountains near Altoona: Timber rattlesnakes are abundant in the hills! This slithery example had 8 buttons on its tail, posing on an ol... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: 130
Train ID: 07T
Photo Date: June 11, 2012


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By: Casey Thomason

Added: Dec 15, 2016

People's Choice 4

Views: 15,720
Comments: 8

Favorited: 76

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Photo ID: 598270

NS 1006 & BNSF 5507 westbound with an intermodal train.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: EMD SD70ACe
Location: Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: NS 1006
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 11, 2016


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By: Allen Robertson

Added: Dec 04, 2016

Views: 559
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Favorited: 1

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Photo ID: 594366

After assisting Y92 up the west slope, NS SD40E 6319 and three other 40E's glide down the east slope and passing through Horseshoe Curve.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: EMD SD40E
Location: Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: NS 6319
Train ID: NS Y92
Photo Date: October 22, 2016


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By: Nathan sloski

Added: Oct 29, 2016

Views: 922
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Favorited: 2

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Photo ID: 593824

Two former Conrail EMD's battle the grade of the east slope as they lead empty coal drag 593 around Horseshoe Curve.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: EMD SD60I
Location: Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: NS 6740
Train ID: NS 593
Photo Date: October 22, 2016


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By: Nathan sloski

Added: Oct 25, 2016

Views: 1,283
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Favorited: 11

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Photo ID: 593691

Empty coal train 593 charges up grade through Horseshoe curve park with a SD60I & a SD80MAC for power.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: EMD SD60I
Location: Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: NS 6740
Train ID: NS 593
Photo Date: October 22, 2016


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By: Mike Young

Added: Oct 24, 2016

Views: 746
Comments: 0

Favorited: 6

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Photo ID: 593318

Newly restored Baldwin S160 class Consolidation No. 1702 breaks through the hue of fall color on the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad on Sunday, October 16, 2016. Engine No. 1702 was built in 1942 t... (more)

Railroad: Great Smoky Mountains Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-0
Location: Bryson City, North Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: 1702
Train ID: GSMR 1702
Photo Date: October 16, 2016


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By: Josh Scott

Added: Oct 21, 2016

Views: 1,418
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Favorited: 10

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Photo ID: 589516

Traveling upgrade on a well manicured roadbed, two GE 9-44CW's lug a heavy gondola train westbound on the Horseshoe Curve (there were four SD40E's shoving on the rear).

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE C40-9W (Dash 9-40CW)
Location: Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: NS 9596
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 04, 2016


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By: Jeff Sell

Added: Sep 18, 2016

Views: 578
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Favorited: 5

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Photo ID: 583245

An East bound NS Freight train on the Horseshoe Curve.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: EMD SD40E
Location: Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: NS 6301
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 21, 2015


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By: Bala

Added: Jul 19, 2016

Views: 1,890
Comments: 2

Favorited: 4

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Photo ID: 582347

A Young Railfan waves to the crew of this Eastbound stack train as it's crew gives a horn show to the people at Horseshoe Curve.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE C40-8W (Dash 8-40CW)
Location: Altoona , Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: NS 8314
Train ID: NS 26T
Photo Date: July 09, 2016


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By: Brian Edmonson

Added: Jul 10, 2016

Views: 857
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Favorited: 2

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Photo ID: 582217

When was the last time that you were at Horseshoe Curve in Altoona, PA? Extensive work has recently been performed to trim back a lot of vegetation that had been blocking a good view of the track... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: 94
Train ID: Amtrak 42
Photo Date: July 02, 2016


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By: Marc Glucksman/River Rail Photo

Added: Jul 09, 2016

Views: 4,409
Comments: 5

Favorited: 22

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Photo ID: 581211

After hiking up the steep slope outside the curve, we had arrived just in time to get 20T rounding the beginning of Horseshoe Curve.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE C44-9W (Dash 9-44CW)
Location: Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: NS 9309
Train ID: 20T
Photo Date: June 24, 2016


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By: Colin Graham

Added: Jun 27, 2016

Views: 813
Comments: 0

Favorited: 3

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Photo ID: 580407

A train with a string of open auto rack cars swings thru Horseshoe Curve behind five (not 4) units in 1976.

Railroad: Penn Central
Locomotive: EMD SD45
Location: Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: PC6115
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 15, 1976


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By: Paul F. De Luca

Added: Jun 19, 2016

Views: 3,690
Comments: 2

Favorited: 31

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