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Duquesne Incline

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Location type: Railtrack
Location address: United States, Allegheny
Number of texts: 1
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The Duquesne Incline (/djuːˈkeɪn/ dew-KAYN) is an inclined plane railroad, or funicular, located near Pittsburgh’s South Side neighborhood and scaling Mt. Washington. Designed by Samuel Diescher, the incline was completed in 1877 and is 800 feet (244 m) long, 400 feet (122 m) in height, and is inclined at a 30 degree angle. It is an unusual track gauge of 5 ft (1,524 mm).

Linked characteristics: Peculiar
Linked themes: Technology & engineering

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