Horseshoe Curve Railway Trainspotter Web Cam Altoona City Pennsylvania
Check out this LIVE video streaming Pennsylvania Railway Trainspotter Web Cam overlooking the famous Horseshoe Curve on the three-track railroad curve on Norfolk Southern Railway‘s Pittsburgh Line Altoona City in Blair County, Pennsylvania Great streaming video Horseshoe Curve Railway Trainspotter Web Cam in Blair County, Pennsylvania
Horseshoe Curve is a three-track railroad curve on Norfolk Southern Railway‘s Pittsburgh Line in Blair County, Pennsylvania. The curve itself is about 2,375 feet (700 m) long and 1,300 feet (400 m) in diameter; it was completed in 1854 by the Pennsylvania Railroad as a way to lessen the grade to the summit of the Allegheny Mountains. It eventually replaced the time-consuming Allegheny Portage Railroad, the only other route across the mountains for large vehicles. Horseshoe Curve has long been a tourist attraction, as a trackside observation park had been completed in 1879. The park was renovated and a visitor center built in the early 1990s. The Railroaders Memorial Museum in Altoona manages the center, which has exhibits pertaining to the curve.