12 Nov 2012;
original AT&T Worldnet Website begun 30 May 1996.]
[was at "home.att.net/~Berliner-Ultrasonics/hshucurv.html"]
S. Berliner, III
Consultant in Ultrasonic Processing
"changing materials with high-intensity sound"
[consultation is on a fee basis]
Technical and Historical Writer, Oral Historian
Popularizer of Science and Technology
Rail, Auto, Air, Ordnance, and Model Enthusiast
Light-weight Linguist, Lay Minister, and Putative Philosopher
- The vast bulk of my massive Web presence (over 485 pages) had been hosted by AT&T's WorldNet service since 30 May 1996;
they dropped WorldNet effective 31 Mar 2010 and I have been scrambling to transfer everything. Everything's saved but all the links have to be changed,
mostly by hand. See my sbiii.com Transfer Page for any updates on this tedious process.
S. Berliner, III's
Horseshoe Curve Page
- The pages about the actual and model Horseshoe Curve have become almost-hopelessly scrambled;
please bear with me as I struggle to sort it all out (12 Nov 2016).
[APOLOGIA - I can't possibly keep track of all the interconnected linking on the Horseshoe Curve and Berlinerwerke-HO pages so I'm just posting the latter and reposting the former without 100% link correlation at first; hopefully I'll catch up with the links "one of these days".]
Visit these courtesy and official home pages:
Long Island Sunrise - Trail Chapter
(National Railway Historical Society)
Sunrise Trail Division
(National Model Railroad Association)
The Newsletter for Z Scale Model Railroading
Z-Scale is only 1:220 with rails only ¼" apart!
It is about 2½ times smaller than HO!
The Prototype HORSESHOE CURVE Story
Much more to follow and see Satellite Photo of the Horseshoe Curve, with description of features.
However, here's a ca. 2006 aerial photo I just HAVE to post here (and on page 4): (12 Nov 2016)
The note also notes that there were on average 23 ties per 39' rail at that location and that the rail was 155# (155 pounds per yard).
In the Curve, preference was once given to passenger trains so the view would be unimpeded (the Pennsy had no consideration whatsoever for the civil rights of hobos riding
the rods under, or peeking out from inside, freight cars!).
The BERLINERWERKE (HO) HORSESHOE CURVE Story
On my Model Railroad page 4, I added a Railroad Grades chart, with the major Horseshoe Curve grades included.
For tall tales of the BW and its equipment and such,
visit the Berlinerwerke Apocrypha page.
If you like this sort of nonsense, take a gander at Jim Wells' incredible
and at the AW NUTS Magazine site, "A Publication of the A.W. N.U.T.S. Garden Railway Society".
of this series of Horseshoe Curve pages.
You may wish to visit the Pennsylvania Railroad Page, et seq., and the
main Railroad Page, et seq.
of this series of Railroad pages.
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