Meets are common at the Horseshoe Curve, but it's a rarity that the trains meet at the apex. Here, NS 98N meets 21Z.
The Silent WatcherLong-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)
Drifting Down the HillNS 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)
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)
NS 1006 & BNSF 5507 westbound with an intermodal train.
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.
Two former Conrail EMD's battle the grade of the east slope as they lead empty coal drag 593 around Horseshoe Curve.
Empty coal train 593 charges up grade through Horseshoe curve park with a SD60I & a SD80MAC for power.
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)
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).
An East bound NS Freight train on the Horseshoe Curve.
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.
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)
After hiking up the steep slope outside the curve, we had arrived just in time to get 20T rounding the beginning of Horseshoe Curve.
A train with a string of open auto rack cars swings thru Horseshoe Curve behind five (not 4) units in 1976.