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May 18, 2021

Photos of Pittsburgh Streetcar System in the Mid-1960s

Pittsburgh is a city in the state of Pennsylvania in the United States and the county seat of Allegheny County. It is the 66th-largest city in the U.S. and the second-most populous city in Pennsylvania, behind Philadelphia. The Pittsburgh metropolitan area is the anchor of Western Pennsylvania, is the largest in both the Ohio Valley and Appalachia, the second-largest in Pennsylvania, and the 27th-largest in the U.S.

Pittsburgh is located in the southwest of the state, at the confluence of the Allegheny River and the Monongahela River, forming the Ohio River. It is known both as "the Steel City" for its more than 300 steel-related businesses and as the "City of Bridges" for its 446 bridges. Aside from steel, Pittsburgh has led in the manufacturing of other important materials — aluminum and glass — and in the petroleum industry.

Pittsburgh was listed among one of the most livable cities in the world. The region is a hub for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design and energy extraction.

Marty Bernard scanned these vintage photos from Roger Puta’s Pittsburgh PCC Streetcar slides, they show the streetcar system of Pittsburgh in 1965.

A #6 Brighton Road on Penn Ave. at 6th St. in downtown Pittsburgh, PA on September 1, 1965

A #8 Perryville approaching the Keating Car House, Pittsburgh, PA on June 26, 1965

A #8 Perryville leaving the Keating Car House, Pittsburgh, Pa on June 26, 1965

A #10 West View departing Keating Car House and Crossing Perryville Ave. in Pittsburgh, PA on June 26, 1965

A #13 Emsworth car on Lincoln Ave. near Fremont Ave. in Bellvue, PA on June 26, 1965

A #39 Brookline car on Liberty Ave. in downtown Pittsburgh, PA on June 27, 1965

A #39 Brookline car on Smithfield St. between 1st Ave. and Blvd. of the Allies in downtown Pittsburgh, PA on June 27, 1965

A #42-38 Mt. Lebanon-Beachview (Dormont) car on Grant St. at 6th Ave. in downtown Pittsburgh, PA on June 27, 1965

A #42/38 Mt. Lebannon car at P&LE transfer near Smithfield St. bridge, Pittsburgh, PA on September 1, 1965

A #48 Arlington car on Grant St. at 6th Ave. in downtown Pittsburgh, PA on June 27, 1965

A #49 Beltzhoover car on Grant St. at 6th Ave. in downtown Pittsburgh, PA on June 27, 1965

A #50 Carson St. car at the P&LE transfer near the Smithfiel St. bridge in Pittsburgh, PA September 1, 1965

A #50 Carson St. car on Grant St. at 6th Ave. in Downtown Pittsburgh, PA on June 27, 1965

A #50 Carson St. car on Grant St. between 3rd and 4th Avenues in downtown Pittsburgh, PA on June 27, 1965

A #53 Carrick car on Brownsville Rd. about to enter the Brentwood loop, Pittsburgh, PA on September 1, 1965

A #64 East Pittsburgh-Willkinsburg car on Forbs Ave. at Frick Park in Pittsburgh, PA on June 26, 1965

A #64 East Pittsburgh-Willkinsburgcar on 4th Ave. crossing Smithfield Street in downtown Pittsburgh, PA on June 27, 1965

A #67 Swissdale-Rankin-Braddock car on Wood St. near 4th Ave. in downtown Pittsburgh, PA. on June 26, 1965

A #73 Highland car on 6th Ave. beyond Smithfield St. in downtown Pittsburgh, PA on September 1, 1965

A #73 Highland car on Liberty Ave past Barker Pl. in downtown Pittsburgh, PA on June 27, 1965

A #75 Wilkensburg via East Liberty car on 4th Ave. crossing Hrant St. in downtown Pittsburgh, PA on June 27, 1965

A #76 Hamilton car on Hamilton Ave. near 5th Ave. in Pittsburgh, PA on June 26, 1965

A #82 Lincoln car on 6th Ave. crossing Grant St. in downtown Pittsburgh, PA on June 27, 1965

A #82 Lincoln car on Lincoln Ave. approaching Frankstown Ave. in Pittsburgh on June 26, 1965

A #87 Ardmore car on Liberty Ave. at Barker Place in downtown Pittsburgh, PA on June 27, 1965

A #88 Frankstown car on Frankstown Ave. between Finley and Washington Blvd. in front of Pittsburgh Hospital, Pittsbirgh, PA. on June 26, 1965

A #88 Frankstown car on Frankstown Ave. between Finley and Washington Blvd. in front of Pittsburgh Hospital, Pittsbirgh, PA. on June 26, 1965

A 8 Perrysville car waits to lrave Keating Car House as motorman calls dispatcher, Pittsburgh, PA on June 26, 1965

A Mt. Washington car on Grandview Ave. at Olympia St. in Pittsburgh, PA (Dusquene Heights) on June 26 1965

A Mt. Washington car on Grandview Ave. crossing Cohasset Ave. in Pittsburgh, PA (Dusquene Heights) on June 26, 1965

A Shannon-Drake car crossing on gauntlet single track wooded trestle over Saw Mill Run Parkway at Colerain St in Pittsburgh, PA on June 26, 1965

A Shannon-Drake car on Grant St. at 6th Avenue in downtown Pittsburgh, PA on June 27, 1965

A Shannon-library at the P&LE transfer near Smithfield St. Bridge, Pittsburgh, PA on September 1, 1965

Brighton Road - Emsworth on Brighton Road at Corons St., Pittsburgh, PA on June 27, 1965

Carrick via Tunnel on Brownsville Road about to enter Brentwood Loop, Pittsburgh, PA on September 1, 1965

Mt. Washington car on Grant St. at 6th Ave in downtown Pittsburgh, PA on June 27, 1965

North Side Carrick via Bloomfield between Boyle and Loraine in Pittsburgh, PA on June 27, 1965

On Grant St. near Liberty Ave. going back to the carhouse in downtown Pittsburgh, PA on September 1, 1965

Shannon - Library on Smithfield Ave. near 4th Ave. in Downtown Pittsburgh, PA on June 27, 1965

West view along East St. in Pittsburgh, PA on June 26, 1965




1 comment:

  1. Seriously? Trolleys??? Why not post 50 pix of coat buttons, it would be as interesting. I am beginning to see why this place has the reputation it does. :(

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