The helpers on an eastbound coal train approach MP 248; the west portal of New Portage Tunnel is in the shadows ahead.
From a viewpoint above the apex of Horseshoe Curve, a westbound freight crawls under the signal bridge at Kittanning Point approaching the curve.
Contractors working along the ROW wait as a pair of SD45-2 helpers provide braking to help ease an eastbound coal drag downgrade as it passes through New Portage Tunnel.
A well worn GP40-2 approaches Cresson with MOW track materials.
A westbound passes MP 242 a short distance west of the visitors center at Horseshoe Curve.
An eastbound freight passes under the signal bridge (MP 239.7) at McGarveys, located about two miles east of the Horseshoe Curve visitors center.
An eastbound trailer train is about to enter New Portage Tunnel at Tunnelhill, Pa. The power plant in Ebensburg is evident in the background.
Two sets of helpers help a loaded coal train around the
A pair of helpers on an eastbound freight aid in holding back the train for its downhill glide into Altoona.
Amtrak 92 thunders its way around the Horseshoe on a late summer afternoon.
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)
"One Goes Up, One Goes Down". NS 23Z climes the East Slope of the Allegheny Mountains with NS 4002 leading the charge. At the same time, NS 38Q glides down the adjacent with an all EMD... (more)
With helper sets on both the rear and front of the train, NS 17G climes the steep grade over the Alleghenies Mountains.