Railroad Horseshoe Curve National Historic Landmark

If you want to see something very interesting and an engineering marvel, you simply must take a trip to the Horseshoe Curve. This active rail line is the main railroad connecting the east and west. Constructed in 1854, the Curve has been crossed by thousands of trains and eight U. S. Presidents. You can climb the 194 steps to the top, or ride the funicular, you can hear and see trains traveling across the Curve just 30 feet away. At its peak, as many as 250 trains would cross the Curve in a single day – today it stands at about 50. You are pretty much guaranteed to see a train or two if you plan to visit for just a couple hours.


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