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Sylvester Welch"s Report on the Allegheny Portage Railroad 1833

William H. Shank

Sylvester Welch"s Report on the Allegheny Portage Railroad 1833

by William H. Shank

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Published by American Canal & Transportation Center .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Pennsylvania,
  • Railroads,
  • Allegheny Portage Railroad

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages22
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8388947M
    ISBN 100933788231
    ISBN 109780933788237

    After Sylvester Welch the engineer had done his preliminary surveys he found the most effective area for the dam was east of Johnstown the south fork of the Little Conemaugh River, in Sylvester’s report he stated “the flat which would be covered with water, varies in width from eight hundred and forty, to about four thousand feet, exclusive.   The first railroad to circumvent the Allegheny Mountains, the Allegheny Portage Railroad was the finishing piece of the Pennsylvania Mainline Canal. "The Portage," opened in , marking the first time that there was one, direct route between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.

    National Historic Site. Today, the remains of the railroad are preserved within the Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site operated by the National Park site was established on 1, acres ( ha) in and is about 12 miles ( km) west of Altoona, in Blair and Cambria counties.. The park service operates a visitor center with interpretive exhibits near the old line. Allegheny Old Portage Railroad -- Baumgardner, Mahlon J. and Hoenstine, Floyd G. 90 Penn. Society, Sons of the American Revolution Allegheny Portage Railroad: Sylvester Welch's Report on the Welch, Sylvester 22 Thomas Publications Along an Open Track Kochanek, Ed & Sally North Shore Publishers.

    The Allegheny old Portage Railroad, building, operation and travel between Hollidaysburg and Johnstown, Pennsylvania by Baumgardner, Mahlon J. and Hoenstine, Floyd G. and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site, Gallitzin, PA. K likes. This is the official Facebook page of Allegheny Portage Railroad National.


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Condition: Very Good. Price: US $Seller Rating: % positive. The three main publications on the railroad are Sylvester Welch's Report on the Allegheny Portage Railroad, reprinted by Thomas Publications of Gettysburg, PA, in ; Mahlon J.

Baumgardner and Floyd G. Hoenstine's The Allegheny Old Portage Railroad published by the Pennsylvania Society of Sons of the Revolution in ; and. Title & Author Format Holdings Editions From To; An account of the Portage Rail Road, over the Allegheny Mountain, in Pennsylvania by Roberts, Solomon W.

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Baumgardner, Floyd G. Hoenstine The Juniata Canal and Old Portage Railroad. In William H. Shank published a page book titled, Sylvester Welch's Report On The Allegheny Portage Railroad. The Report was originally written in by the engineer in charge of the project to construct the portage railroad over the Allegheny Mountains.

Sylvester was an engineer involved in canal building in PA and engineering in KY for the Lexington & Frankfort Railroad Company. He also worked on the Lehigh Canal. Sylvester worked with his brother Ashbel on many projects.

He is best known for his engineering skills as the chief engineer of the Allegheny Portage. Welch, Sylvester. “Sylvester Welch’s Report [on the Allegheny Portage Railroad]” Gettysburg, PA. Thomas Publications. [A reprint of the report, this page booklet includes sketches, maps, and a great detail about the workings of the Allegheny Portage Railroad planes, in particular.

The Allegheny Portage Railroad (APR) was the first railroad over Allegheny Mountain (the Allegheny Front). Considered a technological wonder in its day (–), the railroad played a critical role in opening the interior of the United States to further settlement and additional trade.

(2) Sylvester Welch's Report on the Allegheny Portage Railroad () with introductions and copyright by William H. Shank, P.E., Thomas Publications, Gettysburg, PA, (3) Allegheny Portage Railroad brochures.

The first railroad to circumvent the Allegheny Mountains, the Allegheny Portage Railroad was the finishing piece of the Pennsylvania Mainline Canal. "The Portage. Traveling the Pennsylvania Railroad: The Photographs of William H.

Rau. Philadelphia: U of Pennsylvania in Cooperation with the Library of Philadelphia. Welch, S. Sylvester Welch’s Report on the Allegheny Portage Railroad, York, PA: American Canal & Transportation Center. Sylvester Welch, who had been the principal engineer for the Main The Allegheny Por-tage Railroad had 10 planes—5 on the west slope and 5 on the east—11 levels, 1 bridge, 73 culverts, 85 square drains, The Allegheny Portage Railroad was divided into segments referred to as levels and planes.

The. Sylvester Welch, Sylvester Welch's Report on the Allegheny Portage Railroad, (York, PA: American Canal Center). Allegheny Portage Railroad and Canal 's Part 2 of 2 U.S. Park Service The Allegheny Portage Railroad was a technical, logistical and engineering masterpiece that did exactly what it was supposed to do.

It transported fully loaded canal boats with up to 21, pounds of cargo over the mountains on flatbed railroad cars along with their passengers.The Allegheny Portage Railroad was an incredible achievement in early travel, and even boasted of carrying the likes of several famous individuals.

Charles Dickens, Jenny Lind, and Ulysses S. Grant all traveled over the Allegheny Mountains on this rail system that had a reputation of being dangerous due to its daily accidents.