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Near Duncansville in Blair County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Portage Railroad

 
 
Portage Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, February 10, 2012
1. Portage Railroad Marker
Inscription. Here was Number 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.
 
Erected 1947 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 27.193′ N, 78° 32.599′ W. Marker is near Duncansville, Pennsylvania, in Blair County. Marker is at the intersection of Old Route 22 and Healy Road, on the left when traveling west on Old Route 22. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Duncansville PA 16635, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Old Portage Rail Road Monument (a few steps from this marker); Why a Skewed Arch Bridge? (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Portage Railroad (within shouting distance of this marker); Railroad Stone (approx. 0.4 miles away); Inclined Plane No. 6 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Skew Arch Bridge Trail (approx. 0.4 miles away); Allegheny Portage Railroad (approx. 0.4 miles away); Engine House No. 6 (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Duncansville.
 
Also see . . .  Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site
Portage Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, February 10, 2012
2. Portage Railroad Marker
. Official website from the National Park Service (Submitted on February 11, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Categories. Railroads & StreetcarsWaterways & Vessels
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 317 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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