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The Best of the World Famous Horseshoe
Simply the Best of the Best.
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Photo ID: 833242

An eastbound Norfolk Southern train rounds the World Famous Horseshoe Curve at sunset. On National Train Day 2023, the Altoona Railroaders Memorial Museum hosted extended hours at the Horseshoe Cu... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE AC44C6M
Location: Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: NS 4345
Train ID: NS 260
Photo Date: May 13, 2023


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By: Brandon Fiume

Added: Jun 01, 2023

Views: 5,112
Comments: 1

Favorited: 25
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Photo ID: 832143

A westbound Norfolk Southern train rounds the World Famous Horseshoe Curve at sunset. On National Train Day 2023, the Altoona Railroaders Memorial Museum hosted extended hours at the Horseshoe Cur... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE AC44C6M
Location: Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: NS 4351
Train ID: NS 39G
Photo Date: May 13, 2023


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By: Brandon Fiume

Added: May 18, 2023

Views: 2,023
Comments: 1

Favorited: 24
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Photo ID: 826451

The Horseshoe Curve is a stunning sight to behold, especially during the sunset hours. In this photograph, a westbound intermodal train is seen making its way around the curve and up the Allegheny... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE AC44C6M
Location: Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: NS 4328
Train ID: N/A
Photo Date: October 15, 2022


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By: Brandon Fiume

Added: Mar 07, 2023

Screener's Choice

Views: 12,123
Comments: 2

Favorited: 48
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Photo ID: 817949

A busy morning at horseshoe curve as the sun has just risen high enough to ignite the spectacular fall colors that were still hanging on this fall. In fortunate timing the head end of a manifest ... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: EMD SD70ACe
Location: Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: NS 1104
Train ID:
Photo Date: October 28, 2022


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By: John Fry

Added: Nov 22, 2022

People's Choice 2

Views: 5,774
Comments: 3

Favorited: 39
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Photo ID: 814943

Remarks: On a beautiful fall morning, Amtrak’s Pennsylvanian rounds the famous horseshoe curve eastbound on the Norfolk Southern Pittsburgh Line. Completed in 1854, it has become a national hist... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 106
Train ID: Amtrak 42
Photo Date: October 16, 2022


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By: Daniel Simon

Added: Oct 18, 2022

Views: 2,063
Comments: 1

Favorited: 14


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Photo ID: 806943

NS manifest freight 39G grinds its way upgrade as it swings around the famous Horseshoe Curve outside Altoona, Pennsylvania. The entire front block of the train was made up a gons loaded with stee... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: EMD SD70ACe
Location: Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: NS 1201
Train ID: NS 39G
Photo Date: August 22, 2021


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By: mtnclimberjoe

Added: Jul 07, 2022

Views: 2,497
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Favorited: 12
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Photo ID: 798978

A westbound Norfolk Southern manifest snakes through the world famous horseshoe curve, with a pair of SD70ACe's up front.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: EMD SD70ACe
Location: Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: NS 1209
Train ID: N/A
Photo Date: July 10, 2021


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By: Jake Rosner

Added: Mar 25, 2022

Views: 4,389
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Favorited: 21
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Photo ID: 794794

Long and lean, these beasts shove the train over the hill while the rear brakeman glances at the onlookers from the cabin window.

Railroad: Pennsylvania Railroad
Locomotive: BLW 12-18-3000
Location: Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: PRR 5831
Train ID: helper power
Photo Date: August 18, 1957


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By: John Dziobko www.godfatherrails.com

Added: Feb 06, 2022

Views: 10,107
Comments: 2

Favorited: 43
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Photo ID: 793798

Light power drifts downgrade past an observer after shoving a westbound up the mountain. The curve is 100% steam-free this day.

Railroad: Pennsylvania Railroad
Locomotive: Baldwin RF-16
Location: Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: PRR 9741
Train ID: light power
Photo Date: August 18, 1957


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By: John Dziobko www.godfatherrails.com

Added: Jan 27, 2022

People's Choice 2

Views: 15,255
Comments: 3

Favorited: 77
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Photo ID: 788979

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE ET44AC
Location: Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: NS 3619
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 09, 2021


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By: Stephen Quill-Schuffels

Added: Dec 02, 2021

Views: 2,452
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Favorited: 9


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Photo ID: 787089

Last of the Fall Colors

With the last vestiges of fall color clinging to the trees, Amtrak's daily Pennsylvanian makes its decent around the World Famous Horseshoe Curve. ... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 108
Train ID: NS 04T
Photo Date: November 10, 2021


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By: Timothy E. Pavlic II

Added: Nov 10, 2021

Views: 6,537
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Favorited: 11
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Photo ID: 785922

NS manifest freight 39G grinds its way upgrade as it swings around the famous Horseshoe Curve outside Altoona, Pennsylvania. The entire front block of the train was made up a gons loaded with stee... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: EMD SD70ACe
Location: Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: NS 1201
Train ID: NS 39G
Photo Date: August 22, 2021


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By: mtnclimberjoe

Added: Oct 28, 2021

Views: 1,728
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Favorited: 5
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Photo ID: 770323

The last time I saw the NS F's pulling the office car special, and one of the last times they ran around Horseshoe Curve: August 2, 2019, train 955 returning to Juniata Shop in Altoona after an in... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: EMD F9(A)
Location: Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: NS 270
Train ID: 955
Photo Date: August 02, 2019


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By: Casey Thomason

Added: Apr 27, 2021

Views: 3,420
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Favorited: 20
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Photo ID: 757905

Rounding the bend at Horseshoe Curve a container train pulls hard on the grade.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Altoona , Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: NS 8074
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: December 17, 2020


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By: E-droneshots

Added: Dec 23, 2020

Views: 3,674
Comments: 1

Favorited: 17
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Photo ID: 741520

A beautiful 4th of July brings us this beautiful overhead view of Horseshoe Curve as an Eastbound container train makes it way down the grade.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE C44-9W (Dash 9-44CW)
Location: Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 04, 2020


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By: Eric

Added: Jul 06, 2020

Views: 7,079
Comments: 0

Favorited: 21
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