The Roundhouse Podcast

142: Allegheny Portage Railroad

Allegheny Portage Railroad

Why were canal boats being hauled by train over mountains? Park Ranger Elizabeth Shope provides an overview of the Allegheny Portage Railroad of Pennsylvania, its role in westward expansion, and how the National Park Service has worked to preserve what remains.

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