Railfan camera captures trespassers, vandals at Horseshoe Curve

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A Facebook page promoting railroad safety and education shared screenshots from Virtual Railfan's Horseshoe Curve camera showing the three trespassers and vandals from Sunday's incident near Altoona.
STOP Photography and Trespassing on Railroad Tracks via Facebook
ALTOONA, Pa. — A video streaming service for railroad enthusiasts recently spotted more than just trains at the Horseshoe Curve Park near Altoona.

The video streaming service, Virtual Railfan, LLC, captured three trespassers and vandals around dusk on Sunday evening climbing on rail equipment and jumping across fences.

The three men were spotted breaking into the museum and climbing fences protecting both Norfolk Southern’s Pittsburgh Line and the exhibit of Pennsylvania Railroad EMD GP9 No. 7048.

A screenshot of the video stream captured one individual on top of the GP9 locomotive and another man prying open a compartment of the display unit.

Screenshots were immediately posted to social media where nearly 400 people shared the images.

Trains News Wire reached out to Horseshoe Curve Railroaders Memorial Museum for comment on the incident, but had not heard back as of Tuesday morning.

A representative with Logan Township, whose jurisdiction covers Horseshoe Curve, confirms with Trains News Wire the city’s police department is conducting an investigation.

The representative says the department has identified the three suspects and referred additional comment to the police officer handling the investigation.

News Wire had not heard back from that officer as of Tuesday late morning.

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