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Cresson in Cambria County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Portage Railroad

 
 
Portage Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, February 17, 2012
1. Portage Railroad Marker
Inscription.  Here was Number 5 of the ten inclined planes used to carry canal boats by rail, Hollidaysburg to Johnstown. The road to Lilly follows closely the route of the Portage Railroad over the mountain to Johnstown.
 
Erected by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceRailroads & StreetcarsWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list.
 
Location. 40° 27.437′ N, 78° 34.374′ W. Marker is in Cresson, Pennsylvania, in Cambria County. Marker is at the intersection of Admiral Peary Highway (Pennsylvania Route 2014) and Portage Road, on the right when traveling east on Admiral Peary Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cresson PA 16630, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cresson Tuberculosis Sanatorium (approx. half a mile away); Lemon House (approx. 1.1 miles away); a different marker also
Portage Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, February 17, 2012
2. Portage Railroad Marker
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named The Lemon House (approx. 1.1 miles away); Levels (approx. 1.1 miles away); Engine House No. 6 (approx. 1.2 miles away); Allegheny Portage Railroad (approx. 1.2 miles away); Inclined Plane No. 6 (approx. 1.2 miles away); Skew Arch Bridge Trail (approx. 1.2 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site. Website from the National Park Service (Submitted on February 17, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 17, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 515 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 17, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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Mar. 27, 2023