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Horseshoe Cruve
Horseshoe Cruve
Description: This picture shows various elements that make up the horseshoe cruve. One of the few problems that face this section of track is the steep grade and the horseshoe cruve itself. Trains traveling both up and down the mountain have caused many fires on nearby hills, due to dry conditions and friction from the trains themselves.

Date Taken: 5/26/2007
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City: Altoona
*ApertureValue: 4
*ShutterSpeedValue: 7.3125
State: pennsylvania
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Country: United States
*Camera: Canon PowerShot G5
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Horeshoe Curve is undoubtedly one of the most famous railroad locations in the nation, and one of the busiest mainlines in the land. The Pennsylvania Railroads massive mountain crossing is spectacular, awe-inspiring, and the constant stream of trains struggling upgrade rarely stops. The 220 degree arc that forms Horseshoe Curve comprises two curves the north side has a radius of 637 feet while the south side tightens to 609 feet. It was opened on February 15th, 1854. -- johnstownwildfire
 
Uploaded on 5/28/2007
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