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My Dad wasn't really a train fan, so to speak, but we're genetically disposed to appreciate transport in its many guises.
He roamed western Pennsylvania as a field director for the Presbyterian Church and on one of his trips in February 1960, he made a stop at the Horseshoe Curve and recorded this express train headed to points east.
Photographer Don Hall, Sr.