THE GS TRAM SITE

PITTSBURGH

PENNSYLVANIA, UNITED STATES

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17 Apr. 1954

The Pittsburgh streetcar system after the merger of streetcar routes 31 and 34 as 31/34.

VIDEOS

Pittsburgh streetcar video Pittsburgh eastside streetcar video Pittsburgh inclines video
Above: YouTubeCA video - Pittsburgh PCC Streetcars 1976 & 1982 Silent Movie - Length: 10:08 mins. Above: YouTubeCA video - Pittsburgh Streetcars in the 1960s - East Side (East End) Scenes - Length: 20:36 mins. Above: YouTubeCA video - Pittsburgh: You Wanted To Know About Pittsburgh's Inclines - Length: 3:18 mins.

PHOTOS

Pittsburgh Streetcar Pittsburgh Streetcar Pittsburgh incline (funicular)

MAPS

Pittsburgh Streetcar map 1954

INSET: CENTRAL PITTSBURGH

Central Pittsburgh streetcar map – 1954

INSET: PITTSBURGH EAST

Pittsburgh East streetcar map – 1954

INSET: DOWNTOWN PITTSBURGH

Downtown Pittsburgh streetcar map – 1954



I created the above maps by overlaying OpenStreetMap (OSM) maps with my own data. Copyright on the OSM maps is © OpenStreetMap contributors, licensed under a CC-BY-SA (Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 licence).

Please note that the OSM maps used as a template for these maps corresponds to the situation at the time the map was downloaded and may show features that did not exist at the time the GS Tram Site is supposed to show. In particular, it may show bridges and highways that were built later.

ABBREVIATIONS ON THE MAPS

BA Beltzhoover Av. MWT Mt. Washington Tunnel
BR Brownsville Rd. PA Paulson Av.
ChA Chartiers Av. RB Rankin Bridge
FA Frankstown Av. SHJ South Hills Jnctn.
GA Gearing Av. SS Shetland St.
GB Glenwood Bridge (old) SSB 62nd St. Bridge
HA Hamilton Av. TS Tioga St.
HB Homestead Bridge WA Warrington Av.
KA Kelly Av. WL W. Liberty Av.
LA Larimer Av. WS Wynhurst St.

DISCONTINUATION DATES OF STREETCAR TRACKS BETWEEN 17 APR. 1954 AND 1 JAN. 1961 (affected route numbers in parentheses).


ROUTES

STREETCAR ROUTES

Operator: Pittsburgh Railways Co.

  1 Spring Garden 9th St. - Liberty Av. [back: Penn Av.] - 16th St. - 16th St. Bridge - Chestnut St. - Spring Garden Av.
  4 Troy Hill Penn Av. - 7th St. Bridge [back: 9th St. Bridge] - Sandusky St. - E. Ohio St. - Troy Hill Rd. - Lowrie St.
  5 Spring Hill 9th St. - Liberty Av. [back: Penn Av.] - 16th St. - 16th St. Bridge - Chestnut St. - Itin St. - Rhine St.
  6 Brighton Rd. Penn Av. - 6th St. Bridge [back: 7th St. Bridge] - Federal St. - North Av. W. - Brighton Rd. - Wynhurst St. (to California Av.)
  7 Charles St. Penn Av. - [Stanwix St. - Duquesne Blvd.] [back: 6th St.] - 6th St. Bridge - Federal St. - North Av. W. - Brighton Rd. - N. Charles St.
  8 Perrysville Penn Av. - 6th St. Bridge [back: 7th St. Bridge] - Federal St. - Keating Stn.
10 West View Bellevue Penn Av. - 7th St. Bridge [back: 9th St. Bridge] - Sandusky St. - North Av. - East St. - Keating Stn. - West View
11 East St. Penn Av. - 7th St. Bridge [back: 9th St. Bridge] - Sandusky St. - North Av. - East St. - Keating Stn. [short turn of 10, rush hours only]
13 Emsworth Penn Av. - [Stanwix St. - Duquesne Blvd.] [back: 6th St.] - 6th St. - Federal St. - North Av. W. - Brighton Rd. - California Av. - Lincoln Av. - Avalon - Emsworth
14 Avalon Penn Av. - [Stanwix St. - Duquesne Blvd.] [back: 6th St.] - 6th St. - Federal St. - North Av. W. - Brighton Rd. - California Av. - Lincoln Av. - Avalon [short turn of 13, rush hours only]
15 Bellevue-West View Penn Av. - [Stanwix St. - Duquesne Blvd.] [back: 6th St.] - 6th St. - Federal St. - North Av. W. - Brighton Rd. - California Av. - West View
18 Woods Run Penn Av. - 7th St. Bridge [back: 9th St. Bridge] - Sandusky St. - W. Ohio St. - Allegheny Av. - Columbus Av. - Beaver Av. - Woods Run Av.
19 Western Av. Penn Av. - 7th St. Bridge [back: 9th St. Bridge] - Sandusky St. - W. Ohio St. - Allegheny Av. - Pennsylvania Av. - Beaver Av. - Island Av.
21 Fineview Penn Av. - 6th St. Bridge [back: 7th St. Bridge] - Federal St. - Glenrose St. [back: Federal St.] - N. Charles St.
22 Crosstown Wylie Av. - 5th Av. [back: 6th Av.] - 6th St. Bridge - Federal St. - Federal St. [back: Sandusky St. - Ohio St.] - North Av.
25 Island Av. Stanwix St. - Penn Av. [back: Barbeau St. - Duquesne Blvd.] - Penn Av. - Point Bridge - W Carson St. - Island Av. - Fleming Park
26 West Park Stanwix St. - Penn Av. [back: Barbeau St. - Duquesne Blvd.] - Penn Av. - Point Bridge - W Carson St. - West Park
27 Carnegie Stanwix St. - Penn Av. [back: Barbeau St. - Duquesne Blvd.] - Penn Av. - Point Bridge - W Carson St. - Main St. - Crafton - Carnegie (8th St.)
28 Heidelberg Stanwix St. - Penn Av. [back: Barbeau St. - Duquesne Blvd.] - Penn Av. - Point Bridge - W Carson St. - Main St. - Crafton - Heidelberg (Collier St.)
30 Crafton-Ingram Stanwix St. - Penn Av. [back: Barbeau St. - Duquesne Blvd.] - Penn Av. - Point Bridge - W Carson St. - Main St. - Crafton - Ingram Stn.
31/34 Elliott-Sheraden Stanwix St. - Penn Av. [back: Barbeau St. - Duquesne Blvd.] - Penn Av. - Point Bridge - W Carson St. - Chartiers Av. - Ingram Stn.
35 Library Liberty Av. - Wood St. [back: Grant St.] - Smithfield St. Bridge - Mt. Washington Tunnel - South Hills Jnctn. - Overbrook - Castle Shannon - Bethel Park - Library
36 Drake Liberty Av. - Wood St. [back: Grant St.] - Smithfield St. Bridge - Mt. Washington Tunnel - South Hills Jnctn. - Overbrook - Castle Shannon - Drake
37 Shannon Liberty Av. - Wood St. [back: Grant St.] - Smithfield St. Bridge - Mt. Washington Tunnel - South Hills Jnctn. - Overbrook - Castle Shannon
38 Mt. Lebanon 7th Av. - Grant St. [back: Smithfield St.] - Smithfield St. Bridge - Mt. Washington Tunnel - South Hills Jnctn. - W. Liberty Av. - Dormont - Mt. Lebanon - Castle Shannon
39 Brookline 7th Av. - Grant St. [back: Smithfield St.] - Smithfield St. Bridge - Mt. Washington Tunnel - South Hills Jnctn. - W. Liberty Av. - Brookline
40 Mt. Washington 7th Av. - Grant St. [back: Smithfield St.] - Smithfield St. Bridge - Mt. Washington Tunnel - South Hills Jnctn. - Southern Av. - Grandview Av. - Mt. Washington
42 Dormont 7th Av. - Grant St. [back: Smithfield St.] - Smithfield St. Bridge - Mt. Washington Tunnel - South Hills Jnctn. - Beechview - Dormont
43 Neeld Av. 7th Av. - Grant St. [back: Smithfield St.] - Smithfield St. Bridge - Mt. Washington Tunnel - South Hills Jnctn. - Beechview (Neeld Av.) [short turn of 42, rush hours only]
44 Knoxville 12th St. - [Penn Av. - 11th St] [back: Liberty Av.] - Liberty Av. - Wood St. [back: Smithfield St.] - Smithfield St. Bridge - Mt. Washington Tunnel - Warrington Av. - Beltzhoover Av. - Charles St. - Knoxville (Amanda St.)
47 Carrick via Tunnel Liberty Av. - Wood St. [back: Grant St.] - Smithfield St. Bridge - Mt. Washington Tunnel - South Hills Jnctn. - Warrington Av. - Arlington Av. [back: Amanda St. - Warrington Av.] - Arlington Av. - Brownsville Rd. - Carrick - Brentwood [rush-hours only]
48 Arlington 7th Av. - Grant St. [back: Smithfield St.] - Smithfield St. Bridge - Mt. Washington Tunnel - South Hills Jnctn. - Warrington Av. - Arlington Av. [back: Amanda St. - Warrington Av.] - Arlington Av. - Eleanor St.
49 Beltzhoover Liberty Av. - Wood St. [back: Grant St.] - Smithfield St. Bridge - E. Carson St. - Arlington Av. - Warrington Av. - Beltzhoover Av. - Climax St. - Gearing Av. (to Chalfont St.)
50 Carson St. Liberty Av. - Wood St. [back: Grant St.] - Smithfield St. Bridge - E. Carson St. - 30th St.
53 Carrick Stanwix St. - 4th Av. [back: 3rd Av.] - Ross St. - 2nd Av. - S 10th St. Bridge - E. Carson St. - S 18th St. - Brownsville Rd. - Carrick - Brentwood
55 Homestead-Braddock Stanwix St. - 4th Av. [back: 3rd Av.] - Ross St. - 2nd Av. - Glenwood Stn. - Glenwood Bridge - Hays - Homestead - Rankin Bridge - Braddock - East Pittsburgh
56 McKeesport via 2nd Av. Stanwix St. - 4th Av. [back: 3rd Av.] - Ross St. - 2nd Av. - Glenwood Stn. - Glenwood Bridge - Hays - Lincoln Place - Dravosburg - McKeesport (Pirl St. Loop)
57 Glenwood Stanwix St. - 4th Av. [back: 3rd Av.] - Ross St. - 2nd Av. - Glenwood Stn. [short turn of 55 & 56]
58 Greenfield Stanwix St. - 4th Av. [back: 3rd Av.] - Ross St. - 2nd Av. - Greenfield Av. - Hazelwood Av.
60 E. Liberty-Homestead Euclid Av. - Penn Av. - Shady Av. - Forbes Av. - Murray Av. - Squirrel Hill - Homestead Bridge - Homestead (Munhall Loop)
62 E. Pittsburgh-Trafford East Pittsburgh - Turtle Creek - Wilmerding - Pitcairn - Trafford
64 Wilkinsburg-E. Pittsburgh Stanwix St. - 4th Av. [back: Forbes Av.] - Forbes Av. - Wilkinsburg - Edgewood - East Pittsburgh
65 Munhall-Lincoln Place Homestead (Munhall Loop) - West St. - Main St. - Lincoln Place
66 Wilkinsburg via Forbes Stanwix St. - 4th Av. [back: Forbes Av.] - Forbes Av. - Wilkinsburg (Jane St.) [short turn of 64]
67 Swissvale-Rankin-Braddock Stanwix St. - 4th Av. [back: Forbes Av.] - Forbes Av. - Wilkinsburg - Rankin - Braddock
68 Homestead-Duquesne-McKeesport Stanwix St. - 4th Av. [back: Forbes Av.] - Forbes Av. - Murray Av. - Squirrel Hill - Homestead Bridge - Homestead - Duquesne - McKeesport (Locust St.)
69 Squirrel Hill Stanwix St. - 4th Av. [back: Forbes Av.] - Forbes Av. - Murray Av. - Squirrel Hill (Hazelwood Av.) [short turn of 68]
71 Negley-Highland Park Liberty Av. - 6th Av. [back: 5th Av.] - 5th Av. - Craig St. - Centre Av. - Negley Av. - Highland Park
73 Highland Liberty Av. - 6th Av. [back: 5th Av.] - 5th Av. - Highland Av. - Highland Park
75 East Liberty-Wilkinsburg Liberty Av. - 6th Av. [back: 5th Av.] - 5th Av. - Ellsworth Av. - Penn Av. - Wilkinsburg (Kelly Av.)
76 Hamilton-Jane St. Liberty Av. - 6th Av. [back: 5th Av.] - 5th Av. - Hamilton Av. - Tioga St. - Wilkinsburg (Jane St.)
77/54 North Side-Carrick via Bloomfield Robinson St. (Loop) - Sandusky St. - E. Ohio St. - 16th St. Bridge - 16th St. - [Liberty Av. - 32nd St.] [back: Penn Av.] - Penn Av. - Liberty Av. - Millvale Av. - Centre Av. - Craig St. - Forbes Av. - Brady St. Bridge - E. Carson St. - S 18th St. - Brownsville Rd. - Carrick - Brentwood
82 Lincoln Liberty Av. - 6th Av. [back: 5th Av.] - Wylie Av. - Fullerton St. - Centre Av. - Negley Av. - Penn Av. - Broad St. - Lincoln Av. - City Line
85 Bedford Liberty Av. - 6th Av. [back: 5th Av.] - Wylie Av. - [Fullerton St. - Bedford Av.] [back: Wylie Av. - Centre Av. - Fullerton St.] - Herron Av.
87 Ardmore 6th St. - Liberty Av. [back: Penn Av.] - Liberty Av. - Centre Av. - Broad St. - Frankstown Av. - Wilkinsburg - Ardmore Blvd. - East Pittsburgh - Turtle Creek - Wilmerding Stn.
88 Frankstown 6th St. - Liberty Av. [back: Penn Av.] - Penn Av. - Broad St. - Frankstown Av. - Tioga St.
94 Sharpsburg-Aspinwall 6th St. - Liberty Av. [back: Penn Av.] - Butler St. - 62nd St. Bridge - Sharpsburg - Aspinwall
95 Butler St. 6th St. - Liberty Av. [back: Penn Av.] - Butler St. - 62nd St.
96 E. Liberty-62nd St. E. Liberty (Shetland St.) - Larimer Av. [back: Broad St. - Paulson Av.] - Penn Av. - Negley Av. - Highland Park - Butler St. - 62nd St.
98 Glassport-Pirl St. McKeesport (Pirl St. Loop) - Glassport

INCLINES (FUNICULARS)

Operator: By private non-profit organization (Duquesne Incline), Pittsburgh Railways (Knoxville Incline) and by the Port Authority of Allegheny County (Monongahela Incline)

   Duquesne Incline W Carson St. - Grandview Av. (and Oneida St.)
   Knoxville Incline W Carson St. - Grandview Av. (and Oneida St.)
   Monongahela Incline W Carson St. - Grandview Av. (and Wyoming St.)


CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SYSTEM

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Special thanks to Russell Powers from Denver CO for information on the history of the Pittsburgh system.


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