So, being in Altoona we head for the world famous Horseshoe Curve. A little bit out of town ! In my original route plan we were supposed to come through that tunnel which goes under the railroad tracks of Horseshoe Curve. The trains come from both directions around this sharp curve to get up and over the Allegheny Mountains. Today the rails are not visible with the trees gown up next to the tracks. The arrow points to where trains would be going by ever half hour ! This is the northern side of the curve. As you can see, this is a very important historical landmark in our country. We get inside the visitor center and we are told there are NO TRAINS coming through here right now and we don't know when they will resume. It turned out that while we were having our breakfast in Altoona this morning there was a train wreck in town that was blocking all of the rails leading to the curve from the east. :eek1 So, we were here, and I had never been here before and I wanted to see the curve, so we paid our $7.28 a piece and see what we can while we are here. Yes, $7 and some tax made for the .28 ! The ticket was good for the whole day so we figured, how bad cold it be, we would just come back later. But they did not know when the trains would resume coming through here. They had to clean the wreck up first, and the poor young girl at the counter had no help from the outside except someone at the Altoona Railroad Museum in town who had no first hand knowledge of the wreck either !