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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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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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Altoona

Author : David W. Seidel
ISBN : 9781439623657
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.

Palisades Amusement Park

Author : Vince Gargiulo
ISBN : 9781411661882
Genre : History
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With its two hundred pages and a foreword by the legendary Cousin Bruce Morrow, this oversized coffee table book captures every fond memory of the famous New Jersey fun spot: the vinegar-soaked french fries, the Tunnel of Love, the world's largest outdoor salt water pool, and so much more. This newly revised edition includes an all new Photo Scrapbook with over 100 new photographs. In the foreword of the book, Cousin Brucie recalls, "Palisades was an integral part of our lives. Anybody who has played, visited, or been touched by this magical kingdom retains the glow from a very special relationship." For those who ever visited Palisades Amusement Park, this book is sure to bring back those cherished remembrances. And for those never lucky enough to have entered its colorful gates, Palisades Amusement Park: A Century of Fond Memories will recreate the thrills, laughter and joy that was Palisades.

Photo Era

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ISBN : IOWA:31858022142453
Genre : Photography
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Iron And Steel

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ISBN : CHI:104851357
Genre : Manufactures
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Official Gazette Of The United States Patent Office

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ISBN : IOWA:31858029577636
Genre : Patents
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Official Gazette Of The United States Patent Office

Author : United States. Patent Office
ISBN : WISC:89119133759
Genre : Patents
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