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Transit in the Triangle: A Century Look at Pittsburgh Public Transit

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CERA Bulletin 145

Words cannot adequately describe the incredible scope of operations of the Pittsburgh Railways Company. At its peak, Pittsburgh Railways operated 606 miles of trackage (1918) over 68 streetcar routes. Pittsburgh Railways was the first transit operator in North America to place a PCC car in revenue service in August 1936. Over a period of several years, Pit
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published October 1st 2012 by Central Electric Railfans' Association
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Feb 02, 2013 John rated it really liked it
"Transit in the triangle" is a very detailed review of public transportation in Pittsburgh in the first two thirds of the twentieth century. It is written by a teacher and a transport insider, and the black and white pictures convay the sooty gloominess of the city at that time.

Pittsburgh retained its streetcars when many other US cities did not, and the sixth and seventh chapters explain in very clear detail the techniques used to close streetcar lines elsewhere and in Pittsburgh. Incredibily t
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