Johnstown’s Steel, Wheels and Rail Heritage

A Glimpse of the Past and the Present in Moxham

Walking the Stonycreek Trail extension from the James B Mayer Trail to Greater Johnstown Central High School, I took this shot of the backside of the GapVax facility. For 125 years this 60 acre parcel has been a manufacturing hub, beginning with the Johnson Steel Street Railway Company (research by Dr. James R. Alexander, PhD, of UPJ) through Lorain Steel, United States Steel (“Michael, we’re bigger than U.S. Steel), to the present-day GapVax: “Manufacturer of the world’s most advanced Industrial vacuum truck.” It’s a cool little walk glimpsing back into the roots of Johnstown’s industrial heritage.

Two takes on the same image:

Photo of the backside of Johnstown's GapVax facility in Johnstown's Moxham neighborhood

Photo of the backside of Johnstown’s GapVax facility

Photo of the backside of Johnstown's GapVax facility in Johnstown's Moxham neighborhood

Photo of the backside of Johnstown’s GapVax facility

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