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Horseshoe Curve

Author : David W. Seidel
ISBN : 0738557072
Genre : History
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The Horseshoe Curve is known worldwide as an engineering achievement by the Pennsylvania Railroad. This landmark, located just west of Altoona, opened to traffic on February 15, 1854, and it enabled a railroad line to climb the Allegheny Mountains and the eastern continental divide. The Horseshoe Curve's construction impacted railroad design and development for mountainous terrain everywhere, enabling access to coal and other raw materials essential for the industrial age. J. Edgar Thomson, chief engineer of the Pennsylvania Railroad, is widely recognized for his engineering and design of the Horseshoe Curve, a concept never utilized previously. Today the curve is still in use and sees approximately 70 trains daily. Through vintage photographs, Horseshoe Curve chronicles how this marvel remains one of the vital transportation arteries linking the east and west coasts of the United States.

The Horseshoe Curve

Author : Dennis P. McIlnay
ISBN : 0977980510
Genre : Horseshoe Curve National Historic Landmark (Pa.)
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In this book, the author brings history alive with the stunning tale of three interconnected-- but little-known-- events in American history. These are the Nazi plot during World War II to destroy the Horseshoe Curve; the FBI's search of the homes of 225 Altoonans on July 1, 1942 as "alien enemies" and the internment by the U.S. of 15,000 German and Italian Americans; and the personal and organizational drama of the founding of the Pennsylvania Railroad and the building of the Horseshoe Curve. This book seamlessly blends information from over 300 actual historical sources including FBI files acquired through the Freedom of Information Act.

History In A Horseshoe Curve

Author : Elizabeth Harrover Johnson
ISBN : WISC:89067333815
Genre : Methodists
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Railfan S Guide To Horseshoe Curve

Author : Michael Bezilla
ISBN : OCLC:1090767550
Genre : Horseshoe Curve National Historic Landmark (Pa.)
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Classic Railroads You Can Model

Author : Kalmbach Publishing Company
ISBN : 0890246149
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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A compilation of the editor's favorite HO and N scale track plans from two popular out-of-print books, Railroads You Can Model and More Railroads You Can Model.

Guide To North American Railroad Hot Spots

Author : J. David Ingles
ISBN : 0890243735
Genre : Transportation
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A compilation of the best places to watch trains in operation across North America. Each entry includes a photos, general location, directions from the nearest highway, list of operating railroads, and the type and regularity of trains operating. Also includes railroad radio frequencies, scenic highlights, photography tips, safety considerations and other relevant travel information.

Journey To Horseshoe Bend

Author : TGH Strehlow
ISBN : 9781922146786
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Journey to Horseshoe Bend was first published in 1969 and has been out of print for almost forty years. An Australian literary classic, it was written by TGH (Ted) Strehlow, author of the monumental Songs of Central Australia. It describes the final days of his father, Pastor Carl Strehlow, head of the Lutheran mission at Hermannsburg, as they travel, with Aboriginal companions, in extreme heat, along the dry riverbed of the Finke River, to the nearest railhead in search of medical assistance. They never reach help: the journey ends at Horseshoe Bend, with Pastor Strehlow’s death. Ted Strehlow grew up with Aborigines on the mission, and his knowledge of their customs and stories was unique. The book combines this knowledge, with a detailed awareness of the landscape and its sacred places, the battles that have been fought there, the lonely outposts of white settlement, and of the Biblical resonances of their own journey through this desert setting.


Author : David W. Seidel
ISBN : 0738572616
Genre : History
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The Pennsylvania Railroad was incorporated in 1846 and immediately began the task of finding an all-rail route to connect Philadelphia with Pittsburgh. The Pennsylvania Railroad surveyed possible routes and arrived on a valley floor at the base of the Allegheny Mountains in 1849 that was primarily occupied by the David Robeson farm. As people arrived for employment opportunities, the railroad company purchased the Robeson farm, laid out the plan of a town, and named it Altoona. Shops were established, and crafts were needed as locomotive and car design and building evolved, all with increasing population and prosperity. Altoona grew from farmland to 75,000 people in 75 years.

Locomotive Engine Safety Truck Company Vs The Pennsylvania Railroad Company

Author : Locomotive Engine Safety Truck Company
ISBN : STANFORD:36105047650457
Genre : Locomotives
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Introduction To Light

Author : Gary Waldman
ISBN : 048642118X
Genre : Science
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Designed for a nonmathematical undergraduate optics course addressed to art majors, this four-part treatment discusses the nature and manipulation of light, vision, and color. Questions at the end of each chapter help test comprehension of material, which is almost completely presented in a nonmathematical manner. 170 black-and-white illustrations. 1983 edition.

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