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The History of Railway - Reading Viaduct Project

The Pennsylvania Community awarded a railroad charter in 1846 to build the first railway line to connect Harrisburg to Pittsburgh. Among the selected builders was John Edgar Thomson, a technician from Georgia Railroad, to design the line. He had chosen a route along the west coast of the Susquehanna River to the mouth of the Juniata riverbank. Following the coastline, everything is on the foot of the Allegheny mountain all the way to Altoona, Pennsylvania. In order to pass through the mountain, the line had to be at the height of 10 miles until two mountain wings crossed by the cleft, so that they had built a crevice track in order to drive easier to climb into the mountains. At the top of the mountain, Gallitz tunnels crossed, which were 3,612 feet long and then went out of Johnstown.

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On the other hand, the western part of the strip was built at the same time from the east of Pittsburgh along the banks of the two rivers Allegheny and Conemaugh to Johnstown. The PRR was given the right luggage for Philadelphia and Colombia and control of three lines connecting Lancaster and Harrisburg, establishing all the rail links between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh by 1854. 1857. PRR bought the main line of public works from Pennsylvania. The goal was to make a twice as big avenue since its creation and added two lines until the end of the century. Over the next 50 years, PRR gained control over other railroads by purchasing parcels and long-time leases.

Railway Line Pennsylvania

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This time it grew up from a mixed rail channel network built by the state between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. In April 1846, the act of launching the Pennsylvania railway was adopted. The original capital was fixed, and it was $ 7,500,000, with the benefit of increasing them to $ 10,000,000. In 1847, the city of Philadelphia bought $ 2,500,000 worth of company fees. The headquarters of the Allegheny municipality bought $ 1,000,000. Great credit for the success of the Pennsylvania railway line is attached to the rigorous and military regime of workers who worked on this railway under the leadership of then President J. Edgar Thompson. For twenty years, he has designed and outlined his plan for the future of the Pennsylvania railroad and has never departed from that plan, continuing it persistently, patiently, and self-sustaining.