The Illinois Terminal Heritage Unit leads NS train 747 around the apex of Horseshoe Curve. This Belews Creek, NC to Shire Oaks, PA empty hopper train is making good time up the hill without helper... (more)
Big Blue in all its glory! Armed with a Conrail release and photo permit, I was able to get into a great position on a grubby morning in 1989 for a shot on Horseshoe Curve. This is a westbound int... (more)
With Giant's Head Mountain watching in the background, a fine looking "Spirit of Summerland" rounds the Horseshoe Curve upgrade towards Prairie Valley Station.
From a vantage point high above Horseshoe Curve, a westbound empty hopper train approaches Kittanning Point.
512 making its way around the curve on a nice sunny day.
A pair of manifests pass on the famed triple track Horseshoe Curve west of Altoona during a soaking afternoon storm. Two C44-9Ws and a locally rebuilt SD40E haul the westbound train in the foregro... (more)
It is hard to believe that just a year ago the whole railfanning world was focused on one weekend of events, 765 operating public excursions in central PA. The highlight of the trip was the chanc... (more)
A pair of SD45s on the rear of an eastbound descending the grade at Horseshoe Curve in this view from August 1979.
A classic film scan of a photo of the Broadway Limited descending Horseshoe Curve in 1979 behind an A-B-A set of Amtrak Es, led by a former-PRR unit.
The pushers for the westbound led by 3238 were 2 former PC SD45s, leaning hard into a pair of cabooses - one NYC and one PRR.
A westbound struggles uphill on "The Curve" behind Conrail GP40s during the early years of Big Blue.
"Loch Awe" heading a freight from Fort William towards County March Summit
NS 8105, the Interstate Heritage Unit, leads NS 65R around Horseshoe Curve
A Conrail TV intermodal train marches up the grade through Horse Shoe curve with 30,000 HP of EMD support split between five GP40/40-2s and five SD40-2s. The fourth main is gone, but the Pennsy po... (more)
During a beautiful autumn morning in Pennsylvania, Amtrak train No. 40, the Broadway Limited, glides downgrade through Horseshoe Curve west of Altoona on October 23, 1988.