The Horseshoe Curve, by Grif Teller
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<i>The Horseshoe Curve</i>, by Grif Teller Oil on canvas of the entire expanse of the curve, providing a bird's eye view. Image includes three trains traveling around the four-track curve.  It is summer and the mountains are lush and green.

Credit: Courtesy of the American Premier Underwriters, Inc.

An engineering marvel that allowed the PRR to conquer the Alleghenies, Horseshoe Curve is one America's earliest and best-known railroad landmarks. First opened in 1854, the Curve was so important to the nation's economy and defense that during World War 2 the government posted armed guards to protect it against Nazi saboteurs.

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