Portage Railroad (east) - old US 22 - Duncansville, PA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
N 40° 27.176 W 078° 32.617
17T E 708294 N 4480928
Quick Description: Portage Railroad inclined plane 6. This marker is located on the eastbound side of Old US 22. A second is on the westbound side. Rout 22 changes from a 2 lane road to a 4 lane and this point. Parking is available at the medium.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 11/1/2012 11:16:56 AM
Waymark Code: WMFKZ8
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member The Leprechauns
Views: 5

Long Description:
Portage Railroad


Here was No.6 of the ten inclined planes used to carry canal boats by rail, Hollidaysburg to Johnstown. This unique engineering feat was completed in 1834. The length of the road was 36 miles long.

Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.


More Information:
NPS - Allegheny Portage Rail Road National Historic site
Wikipedia - Allegheny Portage Railroad
National Park Foundation - Allegheny Portage Rail Road National Historic site
Marker Name: Portage Railroad

County: Blair

Date Dedicated: 4/1/1947

Marker Type: Roadside

Location: (SR 3012 / old US 22) eastbound, just E of Cambria Co. line

Category: Canals, Railroads, Transportation

Website: [Web Link]

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