At the Altoona
Horseshoe Curve, Altoona, PA
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the excitement of the Horseshoe Curve!
If you look at pictures of the Altoona
Horseshoe Curve online you see gorgeous natural scenery and landscape.
Those picture are accurate, but don't do the Horseshoe Curve justice. When
you are standing at the Horseshoe Curve, just 30 feet from the massive
trains that roll by, you feel the energy, excitement, and
magnificence of the curve.
Here is one thing thing not mentioned on
the Horseshoe Curve's website. That is that all of the conductors were
extremely friendly. Every single time a train went around the curve, its'
conductor blew the train whistle, waived, and smiled! There was a train
going around the curve every 15 minutes or so. There was a lot of
excitement as the trains approached and then circled the curve. As you
waited for the next train you could look out over the Horseshoe Curve and
enjoy the spectacular view.