Horseshoe curve

Discussion in 'The Real Thing- North America' started by Illus, Dec 18, 2006.

  1. Illus

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    It sure is. There are about 40-60 trains aday that pass around the curve. It sure is a site to see & visit.
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    Depends on what you want to do and see. If you're looking for a safe place to enjoy trains with your family it can't be beat. If you're looking to spend a weekend hunting trains with your friends there are far better places to go.
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    I would say it's well worth going to, if you are in the area and have a couple of hours to spare. A lot would depend on how far you have to go to get there. For example, I have been there at least twice, and would go again if the opportunity arose. I am a couple of hundred or more miles away, and would only do it in conjunction with something else. I don't think it's worth making a special trip, unless you're within 20-30 miles.
  6. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

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    My wife is originally from Erie, PA. How far is it from there?
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    Anyone have any pics of the curve?
  9. railohio

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    Tons of them online.
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    Yeah, just thought it would help to have a pic or two here for more people to look at, not just for me
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    Looks awesome from the photos on the web!

    Thanks for posting :D
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    Altoona is on I99 about midway between State College and the turnpike. I've only been once. The route through Alttona is not well signed; you may need to ask.
    There's also the Railroaders Memorial museum, and I think that the other end around Gallitzin is also worth a look.
    We're usually on a marathon drive when we go by, so we don't have much time.
  13. Illus

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    Thats great! I have it on 2X and it's been on my computer all day! Thanks!

    I think we may swing by there as a side stop on our trip this summer... It's too far just to go to see that. Thanks for the replies.
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    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

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