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Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site

The Allegheny Portage Railroad was the first railroad constructed over the Allegheny Mountains. This inclined plane railroad operated between 1834-1854 and was considered a technological wonder in its day and played a critical role in opening the interior of the United States to trade and settlement.

Plane - - Approximately 2 1/2 hours from Greater Pittsburgh International Airport.

Commuter flights may be available to the Johnstown Municipal Airport (45 minutes away) or the Altoona/Blair County Airport in Martinsburg, PA (45 minutes away)

Car - The park is located just off U.S. 22 approximately 12 miles west of Altoona and 10 miles east of Ebensburg. Take the Gallitzin Exit and follow the signs.

Public Transportation - Amtrack stops in Johnstown and Altoona. There is no public transportation to or within the park.