Portage Railroad National Historical Site
Since I was having the Allegheny Portage Railroad
National Historical Site as a guest on one of the segments of the “Let’s Talk Trains”
podcast, I felt that I should take a personal look at the site. So after
viewing the Gallitzin tunnels, we stopped off at the park and took a tour. This
park is full of wildlife and is one of the only National Parks that I know that
has a example of a railroad built to carry boats up a
mountain via eleven portages or planes.
Here are two of the locals taking time to eat.
Notice the family in the background eating too.
The Visitor’s Center
This is a mock-up of what the railcars looked like
with the boats loaded on them.
Mrs. Shuttletrain posing on the
boardwalk from the visitor’s center to the railroad site.
Here is the plane’s
Here is the old right of way.
The engine house.
This is where the two engines are that pull the ropes up.
National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark
That’s all, check out the
park’s website… http://www.nps.gov/alpo