Thursday, January 2, 2014

Happy New Year From the Train

1/2/2014—On the Amtrak route, the Pennsylvanian, on the way to New York City and the AALS Annual Convention from Pittsburgh. The train is now going around the famous horseshoe curve that was built to allow train travel across the Allegheny Mountain summit in Pennsylvania. The curve was built by hand and allows trains to go up and down at a 1-2% grade rather than the unsustainable 5% that previously prevented direct train access between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. The horseshoe curve helped to inaugurate the golden age of train travel.

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