Around the Bend: Horseshoe Curve

by Jeff L. Brown, Contributing Editor; Civil Engineering Magazine, ASCE World Headquarters, 1801 Alexander Bell Drive, Reston, VA,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 2015, Vol. 85, Issue 1, Pg. 42-45

Document Type: Editorial


In 1854 Horseshoe Curve enabled the Pennsylvania Railroad to conquer the Allegheny Mountains and achieve new heights of efficiency in transporting freight and passengers across the state, opening a gateway to the American Midwest that remains irreplaceable more than 160 years later.

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