Series-- Exploring Railroad History: Horseshoe Curve, Altoona PA

Posted by John Brady on

If you grew up in Pennsylvania and love trains, you're bound to be familiar with the Horseshoe Curve near Altoona PA! 

The curve was built by Pennsylvania Railroad in 1854  to allow for safer and quicker passage through the Allegheny Mountains. It is considered to be an engineering marvel, due to the length, degree of curvature, and grade. 

If you are interested in railroad history, the Horseshoe Curve is a must see! Visitors can explore a museum and watch trains navigate the curve. 

When members of the Brady's Crew visited last month, they saw several Norfolk Southern engines pulling coal loads up and down the mountain, and through the curve. 

Combining natural beauty with train watching makes for a great evening. 

Learn more here! 


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