Pittsburgh Railways Company Records

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The Pittsburgh Railways Company online collection contains images from 1872 through 1970 showing many styles and views of street railway cars owned by this company. Many Pittsburgh neighborhoods including the South Hills, Oakland, Downtown, Homewood, and Mt. Washington are depicted in the photographs. The images also document some of Pittsburgh's inclined railroads such as the Mt. Oliver, Castle Shannon, and Knoxville Incline Planes.

Images that depict the various models of street railway cars and their development from horse drawn cars to electric railways were selected for this collection. Images of stations, street railway routes and lines, inclines, and train yards were chosen as well.

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