Allegheny Portage Railroad Van Tour

Date: 
Saturday, August 18, 2018 - 1:00pm

Space is limited and reservations are REQUIRED.

Travel back in time with a Park Ranger on a free van tour of the historic route of the Allegheny Portage Railroad. This tour follows the entire route of the Portage Railroad from the canal basin in Hollidaysburg to the canal basin in Johnstown. Visitors will learn how this engineering marvel was built and hear the compelling stories of the men and women who built and operated what was the most important route westward from 1834 to 1857. In many places the route will follow the exact path of the old Portage Railroad. In addition, passengers will be driven past the Skew Arch Bridge, the reconstruction of Engine House No. 6, the historic Lemon House and several historic culverts. Space is limited to 12 people.

Location: 
Allegheny Portage Railroad
110 Federal Park Road
Gallitzin, PA 16641
Contact Name/Organization: 
Allegheny Portage Railroad
Contact Email Address: 
nathan_koozer@nps.gov
Contact Phone Number: 
(814) 886-6150
Cost of Event: 
FREE