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Date: 10/02/10 23:02
Pittsburgh, PA PCC's In Interurban Service
Author: norm1153

While Pittsburgh Railways Co. had a really huge and under-reported streetcar network into the 1960's, they also ran interurban service as far as Washington, Charleroi, and Roscoe, PA. After 1949 this service was handled by PCC's.

Photo #1 is a PRCo interurban map.
Photo #2 is #1711 outbound at Tylerdale on the way to Washington, PA. This car is preserved at the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum.
Photo #3 is 1719 at the Charleroi Carhouse, 1952.








Date: 10/02/10 23:11
Re: Pittsburgh, PA PCC's In Interurban Service
Author: norm1153

Photo #4, 1710 and unidentified car meet in 1952 on the Washington line.
Photo #5 and #6, 1723 looping the Charleroi Carhouse to begin an inbound trip to Pittsburgh, 1951.
All photos are from the James B. Holland collection.



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Date: 10/02/10 23:26
Re: Pittsburgh, PA PCC's In Interurban Service
Author: norm1153

Photo #7 is 1723 in 1953, outbound in a classic interurban setting.
Photo #8, meanwhile 1722 is in downtown Pittsburgh, inbound from Charleroi, in 1949. Since this was a downtown loop, I am guessing it came in from Charleroi, but is going outbound to Washington on its next trip.
Photo #9 looking from 1710 at passing siding, 1952. 1700 is outbound.



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Date: 10/03/10 07:18
Re: Pittsburgh, PA PCC's In Interurban Service
Author: juicejunkie

Excellent photos! We don't get enough interurban and streetcar material so please keep them coming.

Thank you for posting!

Jack Bejna
Seminole, Fl / Los Angeles , CA



Date: 10/04/10 12:07
Re: Pittsburgh, PA PCC's In Interurban Service
Author: DNRY122

A bit of trivia: out beyond Charleroi, there are two adjacent stations, Roscoe and Snyder. There used to be a short line in Texas called the Roscoe, Snyder and Pacific. How's that for a coincidence? (either that, or the towns in Texas were founded by pioneering Pennsylvanians).

When a former resident of the Steel City found that I was planning to visit his native region, he said, "Do you know what the local definitions of 'living dangerously' is?" "No, tell me" "It's visiting Castle Shannon on March 17 wearing an orange necktie." Not sure if this is still the case, but for many years, Castle Shannon was a heavily Hibernian neighborhood.



Date: 10/05/10 05:03
Re: Pittsburgh, PA PCC's In Interurban Service
Author: OHfrog

LOVE the last shot out of the front window..Thanks!



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