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Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site in Cambria County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Allegheny Portage Railroad

 
 
Allegheny Portage Railroad NHCEL Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 6, 2009
1. Allegheny Portage Railroad NHCEL Marker
Inscription.

National Historic
Civil Engineering Landmark

 
Erected 1987 by American Society of Civil Engineers.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Historic Civil Engineering Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 40° 27.364′ N, 78° 33.007′ W. Marker is in Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site, Pennsylvania, in Cambria County. Touch for map. Marker is along the trail leading from the Visitor Center to Engine House No. 6. Marker is at or near this postal address: 110 Federal Park Road, Gallitzin PA 16641, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Inclined Plane No. 6 (here, next to this marker); Engine House No. 6 (here, next to this marker); Skew Arch Bridge Trail (a few steps from this marker); Railroad Stone (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Lemon House (about 400 feet away); Levels (about 400 feet away); Summit Level Historic Area (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Lemon House (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site.
 
Also see . . .  Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Landmark. (Submitted on March 22, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Allegheny Portage Railroad NHCEL Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 6, 2009
2. Allegheny Portage Railroad NHCEL Marker
At distant center, at end of platform

 
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Allegheny Portage Railroad Incline No. 6 image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 6, 2009
3. Allegheny Portage Railroad Incline No. 6
Looking ESE down the incline, with National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark marker on platform railing paralleling the track.
Skew Arch Bridge From Top of Incline No. 6 image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 6, 2009
4. Skew Arch Bridge From Top of Incline No. 6
Allegheny Portage Railroad Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, October 27, 2012
5. Allegheny Portage Railroad Inscription
This inscription is on a concrete light-up kiosk rebuilt on Ohio River Boulevard (PA 65 south) in Emsworth.
The Allegheny Portage Railroad...first gave canal and rail transportation from Pittsburgh to the east March 24, 1834.
Allegheny Portage Railroad Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, October 27, 2012
6. Allegheny Portage Railroad Inscription
The concrete light-up kiosk rebuilt on Ohio River Boulevard (PA 65 south) in Emsworth
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 22, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 466 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 22, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   5, 6. submitted on October 27, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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