Saturday, September 11, 2010

World Famouse Horseshoe Curve

On the second day of our Labor Day getaway, we took the heritage trail out of Altoona to the "World Famous Horseshoe Curve". There we were able to walk the scenic steps to the curve to view the working railroad up-close. The Visitor's Center was entertaining and the surrounding area had tunnels, a lake, reservoir and dam that were so pretty on this cool September Sunday.

"The historic Horseshoe Curve is one of the few places in North America where the public can view a working railroad up close. In the mid 1800s as railroads moved west across America, Pennsylvania railroad engineer J. Edgar Thompson designed the tracks to climb gradually along the contour of the Allegheny Mountains. 50 trains a day can be viewed here."



Anupama Choudary said...

Being married to a photo journalist = awesome pictures to scrap!!! :)) I am yet to graduate beyond a point-and-shoot model. I look forward to picking up tips from your blog now. Hugs.

Denise said...

What gorgeous picture you took! The sky looks so blue! It never gets that blue here. Must be all the smog from L.A. (We live about 40 minutes away.) You page is lovely.

Darien said...

I love your pictures!!!! Beautiful lo!!!

Darlene S. said...

I love how you seem to capture the mood of your photos so well in the rest of your layout design too! This collage style is awesome! :)