Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site


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Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site:

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Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site

Address:110 Federal Park Rd
Gallitzin, PA 16641

Phone:814-886-6150
Fax:814-884-0206
Web: www.nps.gov/alpo/
Size: 1,284 acres.
Established: Authorized on August 31, 1964.
Location:On US 22, Gallitzin Exit, 12 miles west of Altoona in southwestern Pennsylvania.
Facilities:Picnic area, rest rooms, visitor center, museum/exhibit, self- guided tour/trail (@di @di). Entrance fee required.
Activities:Guided tour, hiking.
Special Features:Site preserves traces of the first railroad crossing of the Allegheny Mountains. Built between 1831-1834, the inclined plane railroad permitted transportation of passengers and freight over the mountains from 1834-1854, providing a critical link in the Pennsylvania Mainline Canal system and an important role in opening the interior of the United States to trade and settlement.

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