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

Allegheny Portage Railroad Plane No. 2

 
 
Allegheny Portage Railroad Plane No. 2 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike 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.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1834.
 
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. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Portage PA 15946, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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
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away); Plane No. 4 - Allegheny Portage Railroad (approx. 3.4 miles away); The Coal Miner (approx. 3.6 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).
 
Allegheny Portage Railroad Plane No. 2 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, May 5, 2013
2. Allegheny Portage Railroad Plane No. 2 Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 10, 2024. It was originally submitted on May 5, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 582 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 5, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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