Near Duncansville in Blair County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Old Portage Rail Road Monument
Was erected to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the opening of
The Old Portage Rail Road
March 18, 1834
A scale model of one of the inclined planes is in the Blair County Historical Museum, Altoona, Pennsylvania.
This monument and the model provided by the State of Pennsylvania.
Erected March 18, 1934.
William Elmer, Chairman
Plymouth W. Snyder, Secretary
Thomas G. Peoples
Tarring S. Davis
Erected 1934 by State of Pennsylvania.
Location. 40° 27.186′ N, 78° 32.597′ W. Marker is near Duncansville, Pennsylvania, in Blair County. Marker can be reached from 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. Portage Railroad (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 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. Official site at the National Park Service (Submitted on February 11, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
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