Horseshoe Curve

Horseshoe Curve (HMZGX)

Location: Altoona, PA 16601 Blair County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 29.852', W 78° 29.073'

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has been placed on the
National Register of
Historic Railroad Landmarks
1854 - 2004
The first railroad to cross the
Allegheny Mountains between
Harrisburg and Pittsburgn,
with a maximum grade of 1.87%,
was engineered by J. Edgar Thomson
150 years ago.
The Pennsylvania Railroad
opened the line on
February 15, 1854.

[Dedicated] April 3, 2004
Series This marker is part of the Pennsylvania Railroad series
Year Placed2004
Placed ByNational Railway Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 14th, 2014 at 3:50am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 713162 N 4486020
Decimal Degrees40.49753333, -78.48455000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 29.852', W 78° 29.073'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 29' 51.12" N, 78° 29' 4.38" W
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Area Code(s)814
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 867 Veterans Memorial Hwy, Altoona PA 16601, US
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