430 Napoleon Place
Johnstown, PA 15901
Phone: (814) 536-1114
Fax: (814) 536-0022
The esteemed Johnstown Inclined Plane is a noted funicular in Johnstown, Cambria County in Pennsylvania. It acts as a great connecting link between downtown and Westmont Borough. The construction was completed in 1891 post the floods of 1889. It is a massive 897.5-foot (273.3-meter) funicular and has gained tremendous significance over the years. The hillside region along the funicular is apt for biking and hiking. The fares are modest and an annual visit of as many as 81,236 individuals was recorded in 2011.
Windber was born in 1897, and named after Charles Berwind who established a prominent coal company that employed hundreds of migrant workers from as far as Hungary, Russia and Italy. His family invested their wealth in designing a town replete with churches, banks, schools, stores and the gorgeous Arcadia Theater which showed Vaudeville and silent films. Time has passed but Windber has managed to retain its charm through the old coal factories and brick buildings which tell the story of a glorious industrial town that fed the families of thousands of its people.