This site preserves the location of the first railroad built over the Allegheny Mountains, which operated between 1834-1854. The direct route between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh played a critical role in opening the interior of the U.S. to trade and settlement.

Updates on Allegheny Portage Railroad

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    Following the Flood

    Fall 2022 | By Katherine DeGroff

    How a foot race helps one Pennsylvania town remember a historic tragedy.


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