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Horseshoe Curve

Postby AstroGoat760 » Tue Sep 22, 2009 4:29 pm

I put most of the Horseshoe Curve photos onto photobucket, and here is a sampling of them:

Zeke (center) with my son's wooden locomotive and my wife's N scale N&W GP7.
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Here are some photos of the funicular (incline railway) that you can ride from the visitor center to the curve observation area.
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A retired PRR diesel freight loco at the curve observation area.
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Light Helper Engines
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The view from the observation area to the water basin.
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Eastbound Mixed Freight
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There are plenty more photos, but I figure that this is big enough of a post.
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Re: Horseshoe Curve

Postby AstroGoat760 » Tue Sep 22, 2009 4:31 pm

Aw, crap.

It seems that using the photobucket method has cut off about the reight 1/4 of the picture.
I used the IMG code, should I do something else?
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Re: Horseshoe Curve

Postby AstroGoat760 » Tue Sep 22, 2009 4:47 pm

Aw, crap again,

I mis-spelled "right".
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Re: Horseshoe Curve

Postby jmass » Tue Sep 22, 2009 5:16 pm

ive been thinking of taking a trip up there in mid october.
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Re: Horseshoe Curve

Postby ConducTTor » Tue Sep 22, 2009 5:53 pm

AngrySailor302 wrote:Aw, crap.

It seems that using the photobucket method has cut off about the reight 1/4 of the picture.
I used the IMG code, should I do something else?


Hmmmm.......... I've set the forum image widths and heights to unlimited size. I'll look into it.........
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Re: Horseshoe Curve

Postby AstroGoat760 » Tue Sep 22, 2009 10:27 pm

If you go to the Horseshoe Curve, definitely look into the hours of operation, we showed up about 2 hours early. While not too bad while watching the trains go by overhead, in August it is not all that fun in the sun with little shade, that and small cars do not do too well with the A/C at idle in the summer.

Also while you are there, stop by the Railroader's Memorial Museum. There is a lot to see, including a GG1, many displays showing how loco parts were made, how the PRR came to be, and a number of locos and cars on display, on top of being right next to the mainline headed east from the Curve, we saw a coal train with 3 lead locos and 6 helpers. I have photos of that as well, with Zeke riding a PRR caboose there.

If you do not have directions to the museum, directions are available at the Curve.
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Re: Horseshoe Curve

Postby BTTB Fan » Wed Sep 23, 2009 4:01 pm

Nice pictures! And thanks to ConducTTor for fixing the picture sizing on the board ;)
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Re: Horseshoe Curve

Postby ConducTTor » Wed Sep 23, 2009 5:15 pm

BTTB Fan wrote:Nice pictures! And thanks to ConducTTor for fixing the picture sizing on the board ;)



Well, NOW they're fixed :clap:
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Re: Horseshoe Curve

Postby AstroGoat760 » Wed Sep 23, 2009 6:12 pm

Outstanding! I have more photos of the Curve, as well as other railroad destinations that I have been to, if anyone wants them posted, I will put them up now.
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Re: Horseshoe Curve

Postby AstroGoat760 » Wed Sep 23, 2009 9:13 pm

Here are some more photos of the Curve.
ConducTTor, if you want to use any of these photos (or anything I have posted) for the web page top banner, by all means, use them.

This is the road leading up to the Curve:
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The visitor center. We showed up before they opened, so we watched trains go by and while we waited, we watched the Coal Train episode of Extreme Trains.
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You can see the funicular line in this photo.
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The road leading to the curve from Altoona is a 2 lane road, while the tunnel that passes under the curve is a single lane tunnel, so there are stop lights on both sides of the tunnel. The left portal is for a waterway that is on the left side of the road in this picture.
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This the waterway on the other side of the tunnel.
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Here is the portal for the tunnel on the other side.
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Here is a view of a train at the middle of the curve as seen from the visitor center.
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Zeke on a post outside the visitor center.
ALL HAIL THE ALMIGHTY ZEKE!
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More trains on the curve.
There was no more than 15 minutes between trains while we were there. I would live there if they let me.
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Zeke is trying to conquer the curve!
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Zeke going head to head against a NS freight on the curve.
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Terry waiving to some helpers that are belching smoke.
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There is a small museum on site:
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Our entry into the guest book at the Horseshoe Curve. Note the entry I made for Terry (my son), which summed up his feelings for the Horseshoe Curve.
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