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World Famous Horseshoe Curve – Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA | Virtual Railfan LIVE

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This is a live stream of the famous Horseshoe Curve in Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA, for people who enjoy watching trains. Actual start date: 6/20/17

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Why was the chat Members Only for a few days? Well, for a few reasons, mostly to help us research what our YouTube presence will look like moving forward:
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This camera is sponsored by: Railfan Depot. Please stop by and visit their website: https://railfandepot.com and like them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RailfanDepot/

Visit the Railroader’s Memorial Museum, with the main campus located in Altoona, and the RMM also operates this public area here at the Curve: http://www.railroadcity.com/

Radio Feeds:
Altoona Area: https://www.broadcastify.com/listen/feed/18962
Pittsburgh Line: https://www.broadcastify.com/listen/feed/30792
Cresson/West Slope: http://www.railroadradio.net/content/view/132/179/
NS Pittsburgh Line Timetable/MAP: https://bit.ly/2OgTXZS

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ABOUT THIS FEED:

Horseshoe Curve is the three-track (formerly four-track) railroad curve on the Norfolk Southern Railway’s (NS) Pittsburgh Line, the former Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR) mainline, between Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. Approximately 50 freight trains travel the Curve each day.

The 360 camera can pan the entire curve, when an operator is available. An automatic script may be enabled at other times.

Amtrak’s “Pennsylvanian” passenger train (between New York City and Pittsburgh via Philadelphia) passes this camera twice daily, once per direction.

There is an ATCS layout available, with server (data) coverage to the east of the Curve down in Altoona itself.

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