Cambria County Transit Authority (Johnstown, Pa.) has invited bids for a historic inclined-plane railway painting project, including the upper and lower stations.
Bids are due April 15.
Built in 1891, the Johnstown Incline Plane is The World’s Steepest Vehicular Inclined Plane, christened as such by The Guinness Book of Records. Further, the plane is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
On the railway, incline cars carry passengers and automobiles up and down a 71.9% grade hillside overlooking the City of Johnstown. It operates every 15 minutes and the ride takes approximately two minutes.
According to the Cambria County Transit Authority, the railway was primarily used to transport people and supplies in the aftermath of the Great Johnstown Flood of 1889.
The incline is a popular tourist destination, averaging 120,000 visitors annually.
The project includes painting wood siding, roof structures, soffit and fascia, and gutters.
The various wood surfaces within the entire Inclined Plane facility are to be coated with a latex system.
In addition, several “Johnstown, PA” signs on each passenger car and in front of the upper station shop are to be removed, repaired, painted, and reinstalled.
Reported by Paint BidTracker, a construction reporting service devoted to identifying contracting opportunities for the coatings community.