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By David W. Seidel

The Horseshoe Curve is understood all over the world as an engineering success through the Pennsylvania Railroad. This landmark, positioned simply west of Altoona, opened to site visitors on February 15, 1854, and it enabled a railroad line to climb the Allegheny Mountains and the jap continental divide. The Horseshoe Curve's building impacted railroad layout and improvement for mountainous terrain in every single place, permitting entry to coal and different uncooked fabrics crucial for the economic age. J. Edgar Thomson, leader engineer of the Pennsylvania Railroad, is well known for his engineering and layout of the Horseshoe Curve, an idea by no means applied formerly. at the present time the curve remains to be in use and sees nearly 70 trains day-by-day. via classic images, Horseshoe Curve chronicles how this wonder continues to be one of the transportation arteries linking the east and west coasts of the United States.

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