Horseshoe Curve


Matte Framed Print

Norfolk Southern Dash-9 44CW #9135 leads a double-stack container train uphill at the famed Horseshoe Curve outside of Altoona, Pennsylvania on the Pittsburgh Line.
Carved out of the Allegheny mountains by the Pennsylvania Railroad in 1854, the curve alleviated time-consuming switch back routes used for heavy vehicles, and allowed trains to gracefully sweep thirteen hundred feet around the small valley, as they descended the 1.85% grade towards Altoona. The curve survived through the subsequent eras of Penn Central, Consolidated Rail,
and now the Norfolk Southern, being registered as a National Historic Landmark in 1966, and a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark in 2004.

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Make any room look more sophisticated by displaying this framed poster with a smooth, white mat board. It’s printed on a quality matte paper and framed with a semi-hardwood alder frame.

  • Paper thickness: 10.3 mil
  • Paper weight: 5.57 oz/y² (189 g/m²)
  • Alder, semi-hardwood frame
  • Acrylite front protector
  • White mat board
  • Hanging hardware included
  • 21×30cm posters are size A4