The Allegheny Portage Railroad was the first railroad to go around the Allegheny Mountains in Pennsylvania. It was about 36 miles long and went up 10 inclines.
A portage railroad is a short railroad to make life easier in difficult areas.
The railroad was in service from 1834 to 1854.
The National Park Service takes care of the railroad site now.
US Map of the states by the Environmental Protection Agency. I drew the red line around the state of Pennsylvania.
This is a relief map of Pennsylvania by, US Geological Survey.
This is a US Geological Survey map of the Allegheny Mountains in Pennsylvania with modifications by, Kmusser, Wikimedia Commons. The purple strip is the Allegheny Mountains.
This is a National Park Service map of the railroad. The text is small, but it gives an idea of where the railroad went.
This is portion of the railroad by US government.
Over a bridge by, US government.
An incline part of the railroad by, Mozamiazas, English Wikipedia.
This is a recent picture of a tavern and inn called Lemon House by, Matthew A. Lynn, English Wikipedia.
This a painting of Lemon House by an unknown artist.
This is a picture of the front of Lemon House by, National Park Service.
These two recent pictures are of the Engine House by, Matthew A. Lynn, English Wikipedia. The first is of the outside and the second is of the inside.
The rest of the pictures are from the National Park Service.
Two views of the Engine House.
This painting is called getting started.
A bit farther along.
This last picture was taken on Friday, February 22, 2013.