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Date: 07/11/19 19:05
A Penn Central Freight Rounding Horseshoe Curve -- Bill Howes
Author: MartyBernard

1, 2 and 3. A westbound freight with PC GP35 2278, U33B 2899, and U33B 2966 up front taking the curve near Altoona, PA in August 1972.

4 and 5. Looking across the canyon.

6. The helpers were PC SD45 6225 and SD40 6278.


Thanks Bill,
Marty Bernard



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/11/19 19:08 by MartyBernard.








Date: 07/11/19 19:06
Re: A Penn Central Freight Rounding Horseshoe Curve -- Bill Howes
Author: MartyBernard

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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/11/19 19:07 by MartyBernard.








Date: 07/11/19 19:25
Re: A Penn Central Freight Rounding Horseshoe Curve -- Bill Howes
Author: eljay

Point power, kind of suspect . . . helpers might ensure the train made the summit. What a kool sequence of photos!



Date: 07/12/19 07:21
Re: A Penn Central Freight Rounding Horseshoe Curve -- Bill Howes
Author: King_Coal

Great series. Glad you were trackside. The trailing cars are worthy of attention as well. Thanks for sharing.



Date: 07/12/19 07:50
Re: A Penn Central Freight Rounding Horseshoe Curve -- Bill Howes
Author: RRTom

Unusual at Horseshoe Curve to see the helpers cut in ahead of the caboose.



Date: 07/12/19 08:13
Re: A Penn Central Freight Rounding Horseshoe Curve -- Bill Howes
Author: ntharalson

Interesting to me is the fully painted NYC caboose on the Pennsy with fully painted PC power three years (?) after the merger!  I'm sure the light
angle has something to do with the odd color of the caboose.  

Thanks for posting, Marty.

Nick Tharalson,
Marion, IA



Date: 07/13/19 20:26
Re: A Penn Central Freight Rounding Horseshoe Curve -- Bill Howes
Author: onblock

RRTom Wrote:
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> Unusual at Horseshoe Curve to see the helpers cut
> in ahead of the caboose.

Perhaps the NYC car lacked coupler stops at that time and could not be pushed. Three of the five diesel units were delivered new to the Penn Central and never carried any PRR or NYC logos.



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