Transit In The Triangle


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Transit in the Triangle: A Century Look at Pittsburgh Public Transit. Volume I 1900 – 1964. Bulletin 145 of the Central Electric Railfans’ Association. By Blaine S Hays and James A Toman. Published 2012.

CERA Bulletin 145 describes 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. Spanning 224 pages with more than 350 photos, many in full color, and featuring track maps and an extensive roster.

Hardcover with dust jacket. Excellent condition. 224 pages. One only.

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