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Date: 11/23/12 14:53
Around Horseshoe Curve from The Broadway Limited
Author: glcaddis

Admittedly, Amtrak's version of it. I don't remember exactly when I took this trip, probably in 1974. The slides I scanned were processed by someone who didn't imprint the date on the slide. Amazing how long this train used to be. Four E-units on the point and lots of coachs and sleepers. The first three are headed east toward the curve.








Date: 11/23/12 14:55
Re: Around Horseshoe Curve from The Broadway Limited
Author: glcaddis

Three more into the curve.








Date: 11/23/12 14:56
Re: Around Horseshoe Curve from The Broadway Limited
Author: glcaddis

And three more








Date: 11/23/12 14:58
Re: Around Horseshoe Curve from The Broadway Limited
Author: glcaddis

last two, enjoy






Date: 11/23/12 16:44
Re: Around Horseshoe Curve from The Broadway Limited
Author: RuleG

A nice series of pictures!

I'm guessing that they were taken in the 1977 - 1979 period. Initially, E-units were assigned to the Broadway in the Phase I. In 1974 - 1976, the SPP40Fs were typical power. In 1977, the E-units returned to their position of glory. By then, some of Amtrak's E-units sported the Phase II scheme shown in your photos.



Date: 11/23/12 16:44
Re: Around Horseshoe Curve from The Broadway Limited
Author: jkkeck

Looks like an Amcafe up front ahead of the sleeper.



Date: 11/23/12 17:14
Re: Around Horseshoe Curve from The Broadway Limited
Author: glcaddis

I did take a trip east in September of 1976. These pictures could be from then. I'll post some more from this trip later. I've got some nice shots of approaching Harrisburg and picking up a GG1 for the trip on into Philadelphia.



Date: 11/23/12 17:14
Re: Around Horseshoe Curve from The Broadway Limited
Author: dan

illusion, thought the same thing, believe the vestibule and the curve is responsible, with that window pattern and the car almost looks round, but i think is p/s car like the chessie type cars

4 e's "now your talking"



Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 11/24/12 12:45 by dan.



Date: 11/23/12 20:03
Re: Around Horseshoe Curve from The Broadway Limited
Author: Out_Of_Service

RuleG Wrote:
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> A nice series of pictures!
>
> I'm guessing that they were taken in the 1977 -
> 1979 period. Initially, E-units were assigned to
> the Broadway in the Phase I. In 1974 - 1976, the
> SPP40Fs were typical power. In 1977, the E-units
> returned to their position of glory. By then,
> some of Amtrak's E-units sported the Phase II
> scheme shown in your photos.

during a heavy driving snow storm of '78 i was at Overbrook in more a foot of snow and along came the eb Broadway around the curve with 4 E's on the point plowing through the white stuff ... ooohh the memories stuck in my brain which is all i have to record the event ... too dumb and too proud as a railroader to carry a camera ... if only hindsight could turn into foresight



Date: 11/24/12 08:00
Re: Around Horseshoe Curve from The Broadway Limited
Author: railrider

Beautiful shots! Nothing like riding the dutch door! #3 captures the essence of this experience for me. Thanks for posting.



Date: 11/24/12 21:27
Re: Around Horseshoe Curve from The Broadway Limited
Author: BCHellman

glcaddis Wrote:
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> Admittedly, Amtrak's version of it. I don't
> remember exactly when I took this trip, probably
> in 1974. The slides I scanned were processed by
> someone who didn't imprint the date on the slide.
> Amazing how long this train used to be. Four
> E-units on the point and lots of coachs and
> sleepers. The first three are headed east toward
> the curve.


The first two shots are about 3 miles east of Johnstown and C tower.



Date: 11/25/12 06:53
Re: Around Horseshoe Curve from The Broadway Limited
Author: BaltoJoey

I took the National Limited in Nov or Dec of 1972. This was right after the Amtrak takeover. It went from DC to Baltimore, then up the Port Road to Harrisburg. Where we switched to diesels and coupled to the New York section.

Looking out the dutch doors on the Susquehanna bridge was a bit scary. Looking and seeing a straight drop down! When we got to Horseshoe curve, they encouraged everyone to look out the dutch door windows. It was an awesome sight to see both ends of the train at once.



Date: 11/25/12 18:34
Re: Around Horseshoe Curve from The Broadway Limited
Author: conraildan2

What ever happened to that pennsy steam engine?



Date: 11/26/12 08:38
Re: Around Horseshoe Curve from The Broadway Limited
Author: glcaddis

Isn't it the one in laying in parts at Steamtown? As I recall they intended to restore it to running condition and either ran out of money or found problems that couldn't be overcome.



Date: 11/27/12 07:56
Re: Around Horseshoe Curve from The Broadway Limited
Author: mkostecky

conraildan2 Wrote:
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> What ever happened to that pennsy steam engine?


Thats a K4 They did have it running on the Bald Eagle Branch a number of years ago but don't know if its still running or not today. Perhaps somebody else here could give an update on it.



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