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Trains On Horseshoe Curve - Two perspectives

Trainman13905 posted this on YouTube. This is one of the coolest places to trainspot. When the train goes into this 180 degree turn the end almost meets the front. For TheCleaner001

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Added: Sep-21-2011 
By: Snarfums
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Tags: train, altoona, pennsylvania, horseshoe curve
Location: Altoona, Pennsylvania, United States (load item map)
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  • that was really interesting, would love to go there - I turned up the volume and I was near! voted faved and saved. thanks for the heads-up Snarfums - great stuff.

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  • Where is this track located chaps? I would love to visit and watch all day those trains, looks really wicked! :)

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    • @VagabundoR1 hi there vagabundo! it's near Altoona in Pennsylvania. it was built like this cos of the difficulty of getting the railroad over the Allegheny Mountains, built in 1854 it's still going strong with sometimes up to 50 trains a day passing in either direction. It was two lines then doubled to four and then one was removed leaving the three tracks. well worth a visit if you're in the area. I haven't been there myself but I heard there's a great rail museum there with people from all ov More..

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    • @thecleaner001
      Nice, very nice! Thank you very much for the info mate!
      I better start making plans for my next trip to the Slaves, er, i mean! The States! :)
      This is one of those things you GOT to see in person to appreciate!
      Cheers! :)

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  • Snarfums, maybe you or the cleaner can help me with this one:

    few years back I saw a railway documentary which featured some mountainous place (either in the States or Canada) where the railway went into a tunnel and came out about 270 degrees at a higher level. A long train went into it and came out the exit before the end of the train went in.

    Any ideas where this might be or did I dream it?

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  • 'Coolest places to trainspot' is an oxymoron

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  • Did I miss something? I didn't see the end almost meet the front.

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  • oh....fascinating....

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