Friday, March 13, 2009
Johnstown, Pennsylvania: Inclined Plane
The steepest inclined plane in the country is located in Johnstown. At least that's the claim, and I believe it. It's something of a moving platform designed to go up a steep hill.
It was a big help to commuters who lived above the valley but worked in it, and it probably still is.
Besides, it's a fine view ... and a history lesson ... at the top. You can see just how the flood waters came down into the valley and wiped the place out more than a century ago.