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Journal Article
Published: 01 April 2015
Earth Sciences History (2015) 34 (1): 38–58.
...John A. Harper ABSTRACT The Allegheny Portage Railroad was the first railroad over the Allegheny Mountains. For thirty years it connected canals in central and western Pennsylvania, hauling canal boats operating between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh over the mountains, allowing uninterrupted travel...
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Series: GSA Field Guide
Published: 01 January 2011
DOI: 10.1130/2011.0020(06)
EISBN: 9780813756202
... Abstract The Allegheny Portage Railroad, just one leg of the Pennsylvania Mainline Canal system, was the first railroad over the Allegheny Mountains, an imposing physiographic barrier to westward migration in the early 1800s. Construction of the canal system began in 1826 and continued until ca...
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Series: GSA Field Guide
Published: 01 January 2011
DOI: 10.1130/2011.0020(06)
EISBN: 9780813756202
... in the Susquehanna River and Hollidaysburg, and had 86 locks. It remained in operation from 1832 until 1888. A Canal Tunnel through Allegheny Mountain The Advantage of Railroads Construction (Finally!!!) Figure 3. Stone “sleepers” along the Allegheny Portage Railroad. (A) Rails attached...
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Plant fossils from the <span class="search-highlight">Allegheny</span> <span class="search-highlight">Portage</span> <span class="search-highlight">Railroad</span> described and illustrated...
Published: 01 April 2015
Figure 7. Plant fossils from the Allegheny Portage Railroad described and illustrated by Richard Harlan (1835 a). A. Pecopteris obsoleta. B. Pecopteris milleri. C. An unnamed species of Neuropteris.
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Portion of the U.S. Geological Survey’s1994 revision of the Ebensburg, PA, ...
Published: 01 April 2015
Figure 9. Portion of the U.S. Geological Survey’s1994 revision of the Ebensburg, PA, 7.5 minute topographic quadrangle showing locations of Inclined Plane No. 3, Inclined Plane No. 2, PA Route 53, and localities discussed in text. Path of Allegheny Portage Railroad shown as dashed line. Current
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Generalized stratigraphic column representing rocks exposed along <span class="search-highlight">Allegheny</span>...
Published: 01 April 2015
Figure 4. Generalized stratigraphic column representing rocks exposed along Allegheny Portage Railroad.
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Portrait of Edward Miller, Principal Assistant Engineer of the <span class="search-highlight">Allegheny</span> Po...
Published: 01 April 2015
Figure 2. Portrait of Edward Miller, Principal Assistant Engineer of the Allegheny Portage Railroad and, later, Principal Assistant Engineer of the Pennsylvania Railroad (modified slightly from Wilson 1902 ).
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Map of Pennsylvania showing canal system with associated <span class="search-highlight">railroads</span> (dotted)...
Published: 01 April 2015
Figure 1. Map of Pennsylvania showing canal system with associated railroads (dotted) (modified from Shank 2001 ) and Appalachian Plateau and Ridge and Valley physiographic provinces. East-west route of Pennsylvania Mainline Canal, including Allegheny Portage Railroad, shown as black arrows.
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Petalodus allegheniensis, a common Pennsylvanian shark tooth first describe...
Published: 01 April 2015
Figure 13. Petalodus allegheniensis, a common Pennsylvanian shark tooth first described and illustrated by Joseph Leidy (1856) from the Brush Creek marine interval at Inclined Plane No. 3 of the Allegheny Portage Railroad.
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Portrait of Richard Harlan, physician and natural historian who described a...
Published: 01 April 2015
Figure 6. Portrait of Richard Harlan, physician and natural historian who described and illustrated Edward Miller’s plant fossils found along the Allegheny Portage Railroad right-of-way (modified slightly from U.S. National Library of Medicine 2014).
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Portrait of Thomas G. Clemson, mining engineer, agriculturalist, diplomat, ...
Published: 01 April 2015
Figure 5. Portrait of Thomas G. Clemson, mining engineer, agriculturalist, diplomat, and founder of Clemson University, who analyzed and described Edward Miller’s rock and mineral samples from along the Allegheny Portage Railroad right-of-way (modified from Clemson University 2014 ).
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Portrait of Timothy Abbot Conrad, well-known 19 th  century naturalist and ...
Published: 01 April 2015
Figure 11. Portrait of Timothy Abbot Conrad, well-known 19 th century naturalist and paleontologist, chosen by Edward Miller to describe and illustrate marine invertebrate fossils found along the Allegheny Portage Railroad right-of-way at Inclined Plane No. 3 (modified slightly from Abbott 1895 ).
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Illustrations of  Conrad’s 1835  (A to E) and 1842 (F to I) fossil inverteb...
Published: 01 April 2015
Figure 12. Illustrations of Conrad’s 1835 (A to E) and 1842 (F to I) fossil invertebrates from Plane No. 3 on Allegheny Portage Railroad with original nomenclature. In all cases, Conrad’s illustration is on left and modern illustration is on right in each figure. A. Stylifer primogenius. B
Journal Article
Published: 01 April 2015
Earth Sciences History (2015) 34 (1): ii–iv.
..., paleoethnobotany, and artefacts such as stone tools and ceramics. In this paper, Rapp capably demonstrates the importance of Pumpelly’s methodology to the early development of geoarchaeology. The third paper, by John A. Harper, focuses on the history of the Allegheny Portage Railroad that operated from 1834...
Journal Article
Published: 01 February 2019
Environmental & Engineering Geoscience (2019) 25 (1): 27–101.
..., ran from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh and covered a distance of 395 mi (636 km). Construction began in 1826, and the final link, the Allegheny Portage Railroad, was completed in 1834. The canal boats moved at an average of about 4 mi per hour (mph) (6.4 kilometers per hour). The canals were...
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Series: GSA Field Guide
Published: 01 January 2017
DOI: 10.1130/2017.0046(03)
EISBN: 9780813756462
... Conemaugh River. The site for the dam was carefully chosen over other potential sites due to its proximity (~ 2 miles or 3 kilometers) to the Allegheny Portage Railroad (a part of the Mainline Canal system), the normal discharge of the South Fork, and the valley geometry. The canal largely followed...
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Journal Article
Journal: Geophysics
Published: 01 January 2006
Geophysics (2006) 71 (3): Z47–Z55.
... Portage Railroad, both in Pennsylvania. Her research interests include using geographic information systems in archaeology for spatial analysis. A. Homayoun Heidari : See biography and photo in May-June 2005 G EOPHYSICS , p. Z48. Hugh D. Geiger received a B.Sc. (1982) and an M.Sc. (1989...
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Journal: AAPG Bulletin
Published: 01 November 1950
AAPG Bulletin (1950) 34 (11): 2095–2132.
... are highly tilted and thrust-faulted across narrow belts 200–300 feet wide. Two such disturbed belts are observable in the Baltimore and Ohio Railway cuts 1 2 mile west and 2 1 2 miles southwest of Terra Alta. A third occurs along Saltlick Creek, between wells P-7 and P-10, where...
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Journal Article
Journal: AAPG Bulletin
Published: 01 October 1957
AAPG Bulletin (1957) 41 (10): 2298–2311.
... be due to local faulting as in an abandoned railroad cut at Saylorsburg. ...
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Journal Article
Journal: AAPG Bulletin
Published: 01 October 1949
AAPG Bulletin (1949) 33 (10): 1682–1703.
... section measured by Frank M. Swartz and others along the main line of the Pennsylvania Railroad west of Altoona, Pennsylvania. Reproduced graphically ( Fig. 3 ) with permission of F. M. Swartz. 39 Wilson M. Laird, “The Stratigraphy of the Upper Devonian and Lower Mississippian Southwestern...
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