The Routes - PCC Operation

 

RT#, NAME, Years Operated, and Reason For Abandonment

1 Spring Garden - 1940-1957 - low traffic

2 Etna - 1938-1952 - state took land for highway

3 Millvale - 1938-1952 -state took land for highway

4 Troy Hill 1940-1957 street paving / low traffic

5 Spring Hill 1946-1957 street paving / low traffic

6 Brighton Road 1938-1965 combined route. see 6/13

6/13 Brighton-Emsworth 1965-1965 bridge renovation. see 6/14

6/14 Brighton-Avalon 1966-1966 PAT Modernization

7 Charles St. 1942-1961 low traffic

8 Perrysville 1940-1965 PAT Modernization

10 West View/Bellevue 1938-1965 PAT Modernization

13 Emsworth 1937-1965 Weak Bridge

15 Bellevue/West View 1938-1965 PAT Modernization

18 Woods Run 1942-1961 Northside Redevelopment

19 Western Ave. 1938-1961 Northside Redevelopment

20 Rebecca 1942-1951 Loss of bridge ramp

21 Fineview 1951-1966 PAT Modernization

22 Crosstown 1942-1964 PAT Modernization

23 Sewickley 1944-1952 Bridge Replacement

23 Neville Island 1944-1953 Bridge Replacement

25 Island Ave 1941-1959 Loss of Point Bridge Access

26 West Park 1940-1959 Loss of Point Bridge Access

27 Carnegie 1937-1959 Loss of Point Bridge Access

28 Heidelberg 1947-1959 Loss of Point Bridge Access

30 Crafton-Ingram 1940-1959 Loss of Point Bridge Access

31 Sheridan-Ingram 1940-1950 Low Traffic

31/34 Elliott-Ingram 1950-1959 Loss of Point Bridge Access

34 Elliott UNK-1950 Combined with 31

Charleroi ( interurban ) 1949-1953 Low Traffic

35 Shannon-Library 1953-CURR Still Rolling

36 Shannon-Drake 1953-1999 Car Age & Reliability ( 47D )

37 Castle Shannon 1942-CURR Part of 42S / 42L ( LRV )

38 Mt.Lebanon 1937-1963 Re-Paving of W.Liberty Ave.

39 Brookline 1940-1966 PAT Modernization

40 Mt.Washington 1940-1966 Street Cong./PAT Modernization

42 Dormont 1940-1963 See 42/38

42/38 Mt. Lebanon/Beechview 1963-CURR Curr RT 42 ( LRV )

44 Knoxville 1940-1971 PAT Modernization

46 Brownsville Rd. 1941-1946 Changed to #49

47 Carrick via Tunnel 1945-1968 Changed to #53

48 Arlington 1947-1968 PAT Modernization

49 Beltzhoover 1946-CURR Part of 52 Allentown ( LRV )

50 Carson St. 1936-1968 PAT Modernization

53 Carrick -18th St. 1938-1971 PAT Modernization

55 Homestead-E.Pgh 1937-1965 PAT Modernization

56 McKeesport via 2nd Ave 1942-1963 McKeesport Redevelopment

58 Greenfield 1940-1964 PAT Modernization

60 E.Liberty-Homestead 1940-1958 Murray Ave. Repaving

62 Trafford-E.Pittsburgh 1944-1962 Bus Competition / Trafford Coach

64 E.Pgh-Wilkinsburg 1937-1967 PAT Modernization

65 Munhall-Lincoln Place 1944-1965 PAT Modernization

67 Swissvale-Rankin-Braddock 1937-1967 PAT Modernization

68 McKeesport via Duquesne 1937-1958 Duquesne Renewal

69 Squirrel Hill 1937-1958 Murray Ave.Repaving

71 Negley 1937-1967 PAT Modernization

73 Highland 1937-1967 PAT Modernization

75 E.Liberty-Wilkinsburg 1937-1967 PAT Modernization

76 Hamilton 1937-1967 PAT Modernization

77/54 North Side-Carrick 1942-1965 Brady St Bridge Closure

81 Atwood 1941-1951 Shuttle Route

82 Lincoln 1937-1967 PAT Modernization

85 Bedford 1940-1966 PAT Modernization

87 Ardmore 1940-1967 PAT Modernization

88 Frankstown 1937-1967 PAT Modernization

94 Aspinwall 1938-1960 62nd St Bridge Closing

96 E.Liberty-62nd St 1940-1960 Weak Line after 94 Abandonment

98 Glassport 1952-1963 Toronado Damage

 

 

Short Turn Trips not listed above are - 11 East St., 66 Wilkinsburg , 43 Neeld Ave.

PAT Modernization is Long Wording for BUS. ( at least it was then. Our current people are looking at new LRT construction! )

 

 

CAR HOUSES- PCC Cars There During....

Carrick 1938-1954

Craft Ave. 1937-1967

Charleroi 1949-1953

Glenwood 1937-1961

Homewood 1937-1960

Herron Hill 1940-1951

Highland Park 1937-1954

Ingram 1937-1959

Keating 1940-1965

Millvale 1938-1952

Manchester 1937-1959

Plummer St. 1938-1954

Rankin Dead Storage until 1967

South Hills 1937-1983 Replaced by the CSMA at South Hills Village. ( LRV )

Tylerdale 1946-1953

West Park
I have no information on this one, but i know it did exist. If anyone knows anything about this yard, please fill me in!

 

 

I am also including here a list of inclines that operated through the Pittsburgh area.

 

1. Kirk Lewis (Coal Incline/Hoist) - 1854 through unknown date

 

2. Monongahela (passenger) - May 28, 1870 through the present

 

3. Castle Shannon Coal - Circa 1870 through unknown date

 

4. Mount Oliver - 1872(1871?) through 1951

 

5. Duquesne - May 20, 1877 through the present

 

6. Fort Pitt - 1882 through circa 1900

 

7. Monongahela Freight - 1884(1883?) through 1935

 

8. Penn(17th Street) - 1884(1883?) through 1953

 

9. St. Clair(S. 22nd Street) - 1886 through 1935

 

10. Bellevue and Davis Island - 1887 through 1892

 

11. Nunnery Hill - 1887 through 1899

 

12. Troy Hill - 1887 through 1898

 

13. Ridgewood - 1889(1887/1888?) through 1900

 

14. Clifton - 1895(1888?) through 1905

 

15. Knoxville(S. 12th Street) - 1890 through 1960

 

16. Castle Shannon - 1890 through 1964

 

17. Castle Shannon South - 1892(1891?) through 1914

 

18. Norwood(Penny) - 1901 through 1923

 

19. Keeling Coal - Dates unknown

 

Bus and Rail Companies taken over to form PAT

 

Company Name Date "acquired"

Pittsburgh Railways Co. 3/1/64

 

Community Transit Service (both divisions) 3/2/64

 

Penn Transit (including New Kensington City Lines) 3/2/64

 

Shafer Coach Lines 3/3/64

 

Rogers Transit 3/3/64

 

Brentwood Motor Coach 3/4/64

 

DeBolt Lines 3/6/64

 

Poskin Bus Lines 3/6/64

 

Ridge Lines 3/9/64

 

Bigi 3/11/64

 

Trafford Coach Lines 3/12/64

 

Oriole Motor Coach Lines 3/12/64

 

Burrelli Transit Service (Westinghouse Valley Trailways) 3/16/64

 

Bacco Coach Lines 3/16/64

 

McKeesport Transit (and Wall Bus Lines) 3/19/64

 

Horrell Transportation 3/24/64

 

Ohio River Motor Coach 3/25/64

 

Austin Motor Coach 3/25/64

 

Wm. Penn Motor Coach (and McCoy Bros.) 3/31/64

 

Culmerville, Russellton & Cheswick Motor Coach 3/31/64

 

J. M. Ferguson Bus Co. 3/31/64

 

Duquesne Motor Coach Lines 4/15/64

 

Monongahela Incline 5/15/64

 

Dawson Motor Coach 5/20/64

 

Deere Bros. 5/28/64

 

Noble J. Dick (and Mon Valley Bus Co.) 6/26/64

 

Bamford Motor Coach Lines 7/10/64

 

Duquesne Incline 1/27/65

 

Carnegie Coach Co. 1/31/65