• Photo of Lemon House, Level #6, and Engine House on a beautiful summer day.

    Allegheny Portage Railroad

    National Historic Site Pennsylvania

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  • Road Closure

    Please be aware that part of the public area loop has been closed until further notice as the park starts preparatory efforts for this summer's paving project on the Picnic Area Road.

Air Quality

Located at the summit unit of Allegheny Portage Railroad NHS is an air monitoring station which collects rain and snowfall to measure acidic and mercury air pollutants. Precipitation is collected weekly and analyzed by the PA Atmospheric Deposition Monitoring Network and the National Atmospheric Deposition Program's Mercury Deposition Network. Results are published in annual reports.

Did You Know?

Railroad track attached to a 'sleeper'

When the Portage Railroad opened on March 18, 1834, it was a single track line. The rule was when 2 drivers met the one who had passed the center post had the right to go on. The other driver had to back up. Some sat nose to nose until a magistrate determined who got to the center first.