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Logan Township in Blair County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Horseshoe Curve

 
 
Horseshoe Curve Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 6, 2009
1. Horseshoe Curve Marker
Inscription.  
has been placed on the
National Register of
Historic Railroad Landmarks
1854 - 2004
The first railroad to cross the
Allegheny Mountains between
Harrisburg and Pittsburgn,
with a maximum grade of 1.87%,
was engineered by J. Edgar Thomson
150 years ago.
The Pennsylvania Railroad
opened the line on
February 15, 1854.

[Dedicated] April 3, 2004

 
Erected 2004 by National Railway Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceMan-Made FeaturesRailroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Railroad 🚂 series list.
 
Location. 40° 29.852′ N, 78° 29.073′ W. Marker is in Logan Township, Pennsylvania, in Blair County. Marker is on Veterans Memorial Highway, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2400 Veterans Memorial Hwy, Altoona PA 16601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow
Horseshoe Curve Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, October 6, 2012
2. Horseshoe Curve Marker
flies. A different marker also named Horseshoe Curve (a few steps from this marker); Trackside Buildings (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Over the Hill (about 400 feet away); The GP9 (about 400 feet away); Watching The Curve (about 600 feet away); Blair County War Mothers Memorial (approx. 3.3 miles away); Blair County Memorial Highway (approx. 3.3 miles away); Endress War Memorial (approx. 3.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Logan Township.
 
Also see . . .
1. World Famous Horseshoe Curve. (Submitted on February 11, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Horseshoe Curve. (Submitted on February 11, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Horseshoe Curve Chapter, National Railway Historical Society. (Submitted on February 11, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Norfolk Southern Freight Rounds Horseshoe Curve image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
3. Norfolk Southern Freight Rounds Horseshoe Curve
Westbound
View East From Horseshoe Curve image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
4. View East From Horseshoe Curve
Looking past reservoirs toward Altoona
Diesel on Display at Horseshoe Curve image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
5. Diesel on Display at Horseshoe Curve
Replaced iconic PRR K-4 steam engine that had been on display for decades
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 15, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 11, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 755 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on February 11, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   2. submitted on March 28, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   3, 4, 5. submitted on February 11, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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