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Transit in the Triangle: A Century Look at Pittsburgh Public Transit
Blaine S. Hays and James A. Tomanki
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2012-10-19 16:13:34
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Transit in the Triangle

A Century Look at Pittsburgh Public Transit

By Blaine S. Hays and James A. Tomanki.

Cloth with dust jacket, 8.5x11", 224 pages, 350 color and b/w photos, track maps, roster. 2012.

"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, Pittsburgh Railways acquired 666 PCC streetcars, giving it the third largest PCC car fleet in North America. Streetcars operated in both urban settings and on two interurban lines to Washington, PA and Charleroi, PA."