Central PA March 26-29 2008

Wednesday March 26

Little Juniata Natural Area

Thursday March 27

East Broad Top Railroad & Coal Co.
A National Historic Landmark
40.2404N 77.9000W Passenger Station

Freight Station

Store House

Engine House (Roundhouse)

Butler Knob on Jacks Mountain.
40.2935N 77.9665W 2317 feet

Friday March 28

Hollidaysburg Canal Basin
At this site, passengers and freight were transferred from the
Pennsylvania Mainline Canal to the Allegheny Portage Railroad.
New Portage Railroad bridge over Old US-22.
The bridge is in the middle of the Muleshoe Curve. 40.4341N 78.5201W 1515feet
It was built in the 1850's as part of the New Portage Railroad,
a RAIL route commissioned by the state to bypass the Allegheny Portage.
East Face.

West Face.

Path across top.

PA2019

The street signs say Portage Rd. The PennDOT Cambria County map shows it as Level Road. Either way, it's the route the APRR followed into Lily.

We drove its full length to Lilly.

The photo to the left is the eastern end at the edge of the National Park Service's APRR National Historic Site.


PA53 bridge over Burgoon Run in Lilly Borough.
The bridge was built for the Allegheny Portage Railroad.
It's in the National Register of Historic Places.
PA53 bridge over Bens Creek in Cassandra Borough.
The bridge was built for the Allegheny Portage Railroad.
It's in the National Register of Historic Places.
Johnstown
Johnstown Inclined Railway
The Railway is in the National Register of Historic Places.
Cambria Iron Company
A National Historic Landmark
Lower Works

Gautier Plant

Franklin Plant

Gamesa wind turbine blade manufacturing facility in Ebensburg.
Those are the 139 foot long blades laying on the ground around the building.
The Gamesa web site says they are installing 40 wind turbines on the Allegheny Front.
Each turbine will generate 2 megawatts. As I type, my house is using 2 kilowatts.

Saturday March 29

View north from Colerain Road on Tussey Mountain
Larry's Other Place
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