You Can "FEEL" The Strain

Akirasho Jan 20, 2019

  1. Akirasho

    Akirasho TrainBoard Member

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    If you look closely, you'll catch a glimpse of the helpers shoving that ballast train!
     
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  2. Hardcoaler

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    Is that your video? If so, how did you get to that spot?

    Before the National Park Service arrived in about 1990, I used to walk all around the Curve. With the NPS present, I've not tried it since.
     
  3. Akirasho

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    Not my video... a youtube find. The last time I was at Horseshoe was riding Amtrak! Catching a meet like that woulda' made me plotz!

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    After hearing that 932 WB had 3354 leading. I decided for the Curve for a great shot. Dispatcher routed 932 up Two behind a 401 Empty Coal. 23M was Routed up Three. I knew 23M would be Cleared before 932 showed up. But then hearing a 21M coming up behind 23M. Called Approach at Altoona when 932 called 238. The Rest is all in the Video. Enjoy!. The first 2 or so minutes is the train climbing up the hill to the curve. A good set of headphones will make the audio better. 5/10/2013.
     
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  4. Akirasho

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    If two is best, what is three?



     
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    Although the plant's been downscaled, the engineering excellence of the mighty P. Co. still shines today. I wonder if NS sometimes wishes Conrail had left the 4th track intact in places.
     
  6. BoxcabE50

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    That pig/stacker was a long one!
     

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