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Horseshoe curve full picture with train
Description: Today our gander took us to the Horseshoe cruve in the rain a heavy rain. You know we found out something today trains keep a movin through all sorts of weather.

Date Taken: 8/19/2007
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City: Altoona
State: pennsylvania
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Country: United States
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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. The curve is 1800 feet across Length of curve is 2375 feet Degree of curvature 9 degrees 15 minutes radius 619 Central Angle 220 degrees Elevation at east end 1594 feet A.S.L. The grade is 91 feet per mile. The west side is 122 feet higher than the east side -- johnstownwildfire
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
 
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