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Horseshoe Curve Ntl Historic Landmark

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Said to be the best train watching in North America, Horseshoe Curve revolutionized rail travel. The 220 degree arc that forms Horseshoe Curve comprises two curves; the north side has a radius of 637 feet while the south side tightens to 609 feet. It was opened on February 15th, 1854.

Location: Altoona Pennsylvania Telephone 814-941-7960

Other Parks nearby:
(Gallitzin) Allegheny Portage Railroad Ntl Hist Site
(Altoona) Horseshoe Curve Ntl Historic Landmark

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