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.

Comments

    • SLB Me
      SLB Me

      You just got to love the sounds you hear before you ever see it. Nothing better

      about 1 year ago
    • Pete Stephen
      Pete Stephen

      What happens when these trains get to the top of the hill at the Gallitzin tunnels? I assume one of these trains has to stop and yield to the other. Or do they both go through the tunnels and the east bound traffic must yield?

      about 1 year ago
    • NS6677
      NS6677 In reply to Pete Stephen

      3 tracks on the hill. Both can go through Gallitzin at the same pace and not stop. Only reason why they would stop is if one would to get a bad signal in Cresson.

      about 1 year ago
    • SteamCrane
      SteamCrane

      Reminds me we haven't been to the Curve in a while. About time to do something about it.

      Great video!

      Thanks!

      about 1 year ago
    • Deeponion Lovechild
      Deeponion Lovechild

      You Sir, are sharing a terrific experience. Thanks, well done.

      about 1 year ago
    • shariys1
      shariys1

      The colors and soft tones in this are remarkable. It looks like a painting in motion!

      about 1 year ago
    • topautos
      topautos

      Awesome catch. Well done !

      about 2 years ago
    • Geoffrey Lee
      Geoffrey Lee

      This is a hoot! Great! Been there twice, no trains! This makes up for it, many thanks for sharing!

      about 2 years ago
    • prihbadi wahyu
      prihbadi wahyu

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      about 2 years ago
    • marathonguy999
      marathonguy999

      How tough a hike from the road is this? Any NS patrols? Awesome shot!

      about 2 years ago
    • GA railfanning
      GA railfanning

      awesome train video and nice trains

      about 2 years ago
    • K&L Trainz
      K&L Trainz

      Great catch! I'd be freaking out with all the bugs though!

      about 2 years ago
    • Daniel Waldron
      Daniel Waldron

      I'm sitting here at work sneakily watching this video (muted in case the boss shows up) and im thinking "why did they start the video so much before the trains actually show up?" Then I went back, turned the volume up and heard the rumbling/screeching at the start of the video and then I understood why:) Just awesome! Great video. Feels like I was there (except Im glad I wasnt...I think all those bugs would have drove me nuts).

      about 2 years ago
    • Nicholas Noe
      Nicholas Noe

      Wow! 2:30 of Notch 8 before you even see the engines.

      about 2 years ago
    • CNRailsAlberta
      CNRailsAlberta

      this is stunning. Good job

      about 2 years ago
    • Mark Stockman
      Mark Stockman

      Nice catch!

      about 2 years ago
    • highlife0586
      highlife0586

      Dang talk about a display of horsepower!

      about 2 years ago
    • Peter Brackenbury
      Peter Brackenbury

      Great video and location. Is this spot accesible to the public from the viewing area on the inside of the curve?

      about 2 years ago
    • NS6677
      NS6677 In reply to Peter Brackenbury

      From the inside of the park now. You would need to hike up the side of the hill on the other side of mountain from the park.

      about 2 years ago
    • ecoRfan
      ecoRfan

      Not sure if that D9 on the ballast train was dead in tow or what. But that train must have been very heavy since it also has pushers and is clearly getting outrun by the longer hotshot; both trains have four engines although 21M has more horsepower. The SD40-2 on the ballast train is the best part of this clip naturally.

      about 2 years ago
    • NS6677
      NS6677 In reply to ecoRfan

      It was online. But the entire train was a LOT heavier than the intermodal overtaking it on Main 3. Plus no AC power at all on the Ballast train compared to the doublestack it had one or AC units which were helping out a lot too.

      about 2 years ago
    • colivera427
      colivera427

      Holy Crap, there's quite a bit of musquitoes there.

      about 3 years ago
    • Brian Lingenfelter
      Brian Lingenfelter

      If I would know how to get to the spot without trespassing I would do it.. I was told this part of the hill has a lot of snakes there. Trains go into emergency the conductor has to watch where they step when walking the train..

      about 3 years ago
    • NS6677
      NS6677 In reply to Brian Lingenfelter

      +Brian Lingenfelter I personally have never seen snakes there Brian. I got to that location without trespassing. Although walking up the mountain is a pain.

      about 3 years ago
    • Carmichael Train Production Channel 327
      Carmichael Train Production Channel 327

      This is one place on Bucket list to do 2 trains with the Clouds in the Back the shot doze not get any better this Awesome video!!

      about 3 years ago
    • Transport vlogs
      Transport vlogs

      Great train video! I subbed, sub back? What a curve for the train track on the mountain slope1 Wheres the place?

      about 3 years ago
    • CSX EMD Train Lover
      CSX EMD Train Lover

      nice video and great catch of the 2 ns train's racing at the horseshoe curve.

      about 3 years ago
    • AMN Railway
      AMN Railway

      Nice catch!

      about 3 years ago
    • ted sheehan
      ted sheehan

      sd-40 all the way.. big power....

      about 3 years ago
    • Dann DaMann
      Dann DaMann

      I've been to the Penn Horseshoe curve. Although this site is great with it's 3 tracks and visitor platform, I like the Horseshoe curve in Caliente California better. It's a location just west of the Tehachapi loop. First of all, it's quite dry with no pines or deciduous trees so there is a clear view all the way up the hill. It's a single track but at the watching area, there's a side spur that always has a train waiting. And it's seems almost a loop, the curve comes back on itself so much. So when a train is coming west from Mohave or "down the hill", it first appears at a level at least 1000 feet higher than where you are, way up by Rt. 57. You then know about 10 minutes later, that train will appear at the top of the hill to come down into the valley where the curve is. You can follow it coming down the 2% grade and follow it all the way around the curve, right by you at the crossing gates, and then continue past a usual waiting train on the side. I'm not a professional videographer otherwise I would post my IPhone video's of the place. Maybe I still will.

      about 3 years ago
    • IkeGee1973
      IkeGee1973

      Question for you railroad veterans: Since trains no longer use the caboose what stops a highjacker from decoupling rear cars?

      about 3 years ago
    • BNSF 8010
      BNSF 8010 In reply to IkeGee1973

      +IkeGee1973 The toublesome trucks will scream ON ON ON! and fly down the hill and crash!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      What the Fuck!? booooooooooooooooooooooooooooooom!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      Well what do you know?
      Damn you troublesome sons of jackhammers. I can't fucking believe what you jackasses did!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      about 3 years ago
    • Scy
      Scy In reply to IkeGee1973

      +IkeGee1973 Modern trains don't use the link and pin couplers that you see in train robbery western movies, they use Janney couplers, which are operated from the side of the car, so you can't access it between the cars. And they are always on the right, which means two connected cars have their release on opposites sides of the track.


      The cars are also connected with a hydraulic or pneumatic brake hose, which needs to be connected to an engine for the brakes to release. So if you decouple it (good luck), your car will come to a screeching halt, and you will probably be thrown off, injuring yourself. Passenger cars also have electric cables.


      Also if you somehow successfully manage this, very modern trains have sensors notifying the engineers of opened couplers.

      about 3 years ago
    • TheThomasSproduction
      TheThomasSproduction

      Sounds like that SD40-2 is doing all the work and the Dash 9 is just chilling out lol.

      about 3 years ago
    • BNSF 8010
      BNSF 8010 In reply to TheThomasSproduction

      +Carmichael Train Production Channel 327 I agree. 

      about 3 years ago
    • Carmichael Train Production Channel 327
      Carmichael Train Production Channel 327 In reply to TheThomasSproduction

      +NS6677 LoL

      about 3 years ago
    • ecoRfan
      ecoRfan In reply to TheThomasSproduction

      +NS6677 40-2's are among the best investments made

      about 3 years ago
    • NS6677
      NS6677 In reply to TheThomasSproduction

      +TheThomasSproduction more then likely haha. Gotta love the person who put that SD40-2 up front.

      about 3 years ago
    • BNSF 8010
      BNSF 8010

      Hold back! Hold Back! Giggled the trucks.

      about 3 years ago
    • NS6677
      NS6677 In reply to BNSF 8010

      +Scl 3985 Oh yes I do, actually watching Season 2 right now.

      about 3 years ago
    • BNSF 8010
      BNSF 8010 In reply to BNSF 8010

      I still watch it, but do you?

      about 3 years ago
    • NS6677
      NS6677 In reply to BNSF 8010

      +Scl 3985 Indeed, Ringo and George were the best narrators.

      about 3 years ago
    • BNSF 8010
      BNSF 8010 In reply to BNSF 8010

      Thank you, sir. I'll never outgrow that show. It rocks!

      about 3 years ago
    • NS6677
      NS6677 In reply to BNSF 8010

      +Scl 3985 Haha, classic Thomas the Tank Engine quote.

      about 3 years ago
    • dubcityalf
      dubcityalf

      Great Video!

      about 3 years ago