Alleghany Portage Railroad National Historic Site

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Alleghany Portage Railroad National Historic Site
Location: Gallitzin, Pennsylvania
Length of visit: 2 hours
Major draws: Museum, film, unique railroad history
Strenuosity: 2 out of 10 (handicap accessible)
Cost/Fees: Free
Additional considerations: Drive don’t hike to Skew Arch Bridge
Description: Between 1834 and 1854, this unique railroad carried sectioned canal boats 36 miles up and over the Alleghany Mountains on a series of 10 inclined planes run by stationary steam engines.

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