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Allegheny 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.

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The Visitor’s Center

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This is a mock-up of what the railcars looked like with the boats loaded on them.

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Mrs. Shuttletrain posing on the boardwalk from the visitor’s center to the railroad site.

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Here is the plane’s

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Here is the old right of way.

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The engine house. This is where the two engines are that pull the ropes up.93 east 083.JPG

National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark

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The rails..

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Safety Car

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That’s all, check out the park’s website…



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