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Allegheny Portage Railroad Plane No. 2

 
 
Allegheny Portage Railroad Plane No. 2 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jenn Wintermantel, May 5, 2013
1. Allegheny Portage Railroad Plane No. 2 Marker
Inscription. From 1834 to 1854 this 36-mile line connected Hollidaysburg to Johnstown. The railroad portaged canal boats over the Allegheny Mountains, which formed a barrier to the Pennsylvania canal system. Horses and mules pulled the first trains. Later steam locomotives were used. At the center of the line, Plane No. 2 served as the railroad headquarters.
 
Erected 1994 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 23.623′ N, 78° 40.081′ W. Marker is in Portage, Pennsylvania, in Cambria County. Marker is at the intersection of Portage Street (Pennsylvania Route 53) and Munster Road (Pennsylvania Route 164), on the right when traveling west on Portage Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Portage PA 15946, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ku Klux Klan Riot (approx. 3.3 miles away); Robert E. Peary (approx. 5.9 miles away); Loretto (approx. 5.9 miles away); Admiral Peary Park (approx. 5.9 miles away); May 31, 1889 (approx. 6.2 miles away); The Unger House (approx. 6.2 miles away); The Dam Melts Away (approx. 6.3 miles away); Lake Conemaugh (approx. 6.3 miles away).
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
Allegheny Portage Railroad Plane No. 2 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jenn Wintermantel, May 5, 2013
2. Allegheny Portage Railroad Plane No. 2 Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 332 times since then and 16 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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