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Staple Bend Tunnel Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site

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Published by U.S. Dept. of the Interior, National Park Service in [Washington, D.C.?] .
Written in English


  • Tunnels -- Pennsylvania -- Design -- History.,
  • Railroad tunnels -- Pennsylvania -- History.,
  • Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site (Pa.)

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Other titlesAllegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site, Pennsylvania., Historic structure report: Staple Bend Tunnel ....
Statementprepared by Sellardse Grigg, Inc.
ContributionsSellardse Griggs, Inc., United States. National Park Service.
The Physical Object
Pagination1 v. (various pagings) :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17784438M

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Shop Staples for business essentials, printers, ink, computers, office furniture, printing services, promotional products and more. Solutions for Worklife. The Staple Bend Tunnel is in a Pennsylvania town called Mineral Point, and when it was finished in , it was advertised as the first railroad tunnel in the United States, and only the third tunnel of any kind in the country. The Staple Bend Tunnel Trail is a mile path that leads to the foot tunnel, and because the tunnel is no longer. Staple Bend Tunnel is at the end of the trail and open to the public. Because light is visible through the opposite portal, no artificial light is needed. However, bicyclists should dismount and walk their bikes through the tunnel as the darkness in mid-tunnel can be disorienting. This tunnel connects on each end with the Path of the Flood Trail. The trail is paired with the Staple Bend Tunnel Trail, which preserves a tunnel finished in as the nation’s first railroad tunnel. The National Park Service operates the foot-long tunnel and associated trail. Both trails are part of the Trans Allegheny Trail System, .

The hour long program includes a lantern lit walk through the foot-long tunnel. These family-friendly tours begin at , , , and PM and RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED! Staple Bend Tunnel is located on Beech Hill Road in Mineral Point. In the event of inclement weather, the event MAY BE CANCELLED.   The very first Train Tunnel of the United States of America, the Staple Bend Tunnel in Staple Bend Park. Just a tiny foot tunnel with a 20 foot . The first railroad tunnel constructed in the United States was the Staple Bend Tunnel, located near Johnstown, Pennsylvania. It was built by the Allegheny Portage Railroad in and completed in but was no longer in service by the s. Get this from a library! Staple Bend Tunnel: Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site, Pennsylvania. [Sellards & Grigg, Inc.; United States. National Park Service.;].

The Staple Bend Tunnel, located about 4 miles east of Johnstown, Pennsylvania, was constructed between and for the Allegheny Portage Railroad It was the first railroad tunnel in the united states. It is on the national register of historic places. and is a part of the national park system. A view of the new, recently completed section of the trail from the Staple Bend Tunnel to Franklin. Photo by:papcun52_tl Light at the end of the tunnel. Uploaded: 1/6/ Staple Bend Tunnel over feet long. This trail should be finished to Franklin soon. Photo by:sfordick. Staple Bend Tunnel Park: Got caught in a torrential downpour, but great! - See 7 traveler reviews, 5 candid photos, and great deals for Mineral Point, PA, at Tripadvisor.7 TripAdvisor reviews.   English: The Staple Bend Tunnel, about 4 miles ( km) east of Johnstown, Pennsylvania, in a town called Mineral Point, was constructed between and for the Allegheny Portage uction began on Ap [3] This tunnel, at feet ( m) in length, was the first railway tunnel constructed in the United States.