|Above: YouTubeCA video - The LightRail in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 2018 - Length: 11:12 mins.||Above: YouTubeCA video - Pittsburgh "T" Light Rail System #1 - Length: 8:05 mins.||Above: YouTubeCA video - Pittsburgh Inclines - Length: 4:18 mins.|
INSET: DOWNTOWN PITTSBURGH
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ABBREVIATIONS ON THE MAPS
|DI||Duquesne Incline||MI||Monongahela Incline|
Operator: Port Authority of Allegheny County
|B||Blue Line||Allegheny - North Side - Gateway Center - Wood Street - Steel Plaza - First Av. - Panhandle Bridge - Mt. Washington Tunnel - South Hills Jnctn. - Overbrook - Castle Shannon - Washington Jnctn. - [Library Branch: Lytle - Library] / [South Hills Village Branch: South Hill Village]|
|R||Red Line||Allegheny - North Side - Gateway Center - Wood Street - Steel Plaza - First Av. - Panhandle Bridge - Mt. Washington Tunnel - South Hills Jnctn. - Beechview - Dormont - Mt. Lebanon - Overbrook Jnctn. [Limited service, mostly in rush hours: - Castle Shannon - Washington Jnctn. - South Hill Village]|
NB: The route designations B and R are for convenience only, and are not used by the operator.
Operator: By private non-profit organization (Duquesne Incline) and by the Port Authority of Allegheny County (Monongahela Incline)
|Duquesne Incline||W Carson St. - Grandview Av. (and Oneida St.)|
|Monongahela Incline||W Carson St. - Grandview Av. (and Wyoming St.)|
CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SYSTEM
- LRT network: 42.2 km.
- Duquesne Incline: 244 m.
- Monongahela Incline: 194 m.
- Streetcars: (horse-powered) 6 Aug. 1859 - 27 Aug. 1923; (electric) 21 Feb. 1888 - today.
- Passenger incline: 28 May 1870 - 21 Nov. 1962 (reopened as a tourist attraction: 1 July 1963 - today).
- Cable cars: 9 Oct. 1888 - 14 June 1897.
- Interurbans: 1891 - 29 Aug. 1953
- Light rail (integrated with the streetcar lines): 15 Apr. 1984 - today.
- Funiculars (Inclines): 28 May 1870 - today.
- Streetcars & Light rail: 1588 mm.
- Funiculars (Inclines): 1524 mm. (Knoxville Incline: 2743 mm.)
- Berman, J. Pittsburgh Railways - Trolley service updated for 1954. Map, June 2019.
- DuPuis, R. "Farewell to the Pittsburgh PCCs - Part 2" Tramways & Urban Transit, Feb. 2000 (63: 746), p.49-51.
- Lyon, M.A. "Pittsburgh trams today: Phoenix or swan song?" Modern Tramway & Rapid Transit Review, Nov. 1974 (37: 443), p.366-373.
- Miller, O.W. History of Pittsburgh area transit since 1840 and PATRansit 1964-1974: Historical data (Draft). Pittsburgh: Port Authority of Allegheny County, 1974.
- Sellin, M.V. & Morgan, S.J. "Pittsburgh light rail progress" Modern Tramway & Light Rail Transit, May 1986 (49: 581), p.155-165.
- Simons, V. "Systems Factfile No.57: Pittsburgh, USA" Tramways & Urban Transit, June 2012 (75: 894), p.223-226.
- Simons, V. "Systems Factfile No.184: Pittsburgh, USA" Tramways & Urban Transit, Feb.2023 (86: 1022), p.63-67.
- Taplin, M.R. Tramways of North America, including rapid transit [Tramway Handbooks No.4] Hassocks (West Sussex, England): Light Rail Transit Association, 1981.
- Duquesne Incline
- Knoxville Incline
- Monongahela Incline
- Pittsburgh Railways
- List of streetcar routes in Pittsburgh
- Pittsburgh light rail
Special thanks to Russell Powers from Denver CO for information on the history of the Pittsburgh system.
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