Pittsburgh, PA "The T"
Operated by the Port Authority of Allegheny, which uses 55 Siemens Transportation Systems SD-400 cars.
First Avenue Station (New).
Outbound LRV near Palm Garden.
Photos by Bill Waller - December 2001
A northbound train emerges from the tunnel on its way from Steel Plaza to Penn Park.
Only two trains per weekday (both at about 5:00 pm) serve this short spur.
One of the two daily trains leaves Penn Park for South Hills Village.
The bus at the left is about to enter the East Busway, which begins here.
Someday the light rail line might be extended along the busway route.
A train stops at Station Square just after crossing the Monongahela River.
After turning left up ahead, it will enter the Mt. Washington tunnel.
A short walk away are the Station Square shopping complex (in the former
Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad station) and the lower terminal of the Monongahela Incline.
A northbound 42S train emerges from the north end of the Mt. Washington tunnel,
near Station Square. This tunnel was originally built for streetcars only (in the
early 1900s, I think), and was modified in the 1980s so that buses can now use it also.
A view of the trackwork at South Hills Junction, seen from the hillside to the north.
The train at the station at upper right is headed south towards Beechview on route 42S or 42L.
The tracks at the top lead to the currently-suspended "Overbrook route" once used by PCCs
to reach Castle Shannon, Library and Drake. The tracks at lower left carry Route 52 to
Warrington Avenue, and the tracks at lower right enter the Mt. Washington tunnel.
A southbound train on route 42S arrives at the Dawn stop at the south end of the Palm Garden trestle, just south of South Hills Junction. Until the 1980s, this bridge was used only by streetcars; then it was rebuilt as part of the light-rail upgrade and construction of the South Busway, and it now carries both LRVs and buses. The ramp to the right is the South Busway.
A bridge spans a populated valley between the Westfield stop and the Fallowfield station on routes 42S and 42L. This view looks north along Cape May Avenue, which runs underneath the bridge.
After crossing the bridge shown in the previous picture, routes 42S and 42L mix with cars in a street-running section along Broadway in Beechview. Here we see the Hampshire stop with its in-street boarding island, in August 1999.
A northbound 42S train stops at the Boustead stop on a residential section of Broadway in Beechview.
Between the Potomac and Dormont Junction stations, routes 42S and 42L cut diagonally through a grid of residential streets, on private right of way. Here a southbound train is about to cross Alabama Street.
Between the Dormont Junction and Mt. Lebanon stations is another tunnel, which replaced a street-running section along busy Washington Road. Here a northbound 42L train approaches Dormont Junction just after leaving the tunnel.
A northbound train at the Martin Villa stop, just south of Castle Shannon, in August 1999.
Photos by Jon Bell - August 1999
This is the site of the newly proposed Firstside Station.
The B&O Rail Yards used to be below.
LRV #4111 at Dorchester
LRV #4154 at Dormont Junction
Two LRVs passing at Dorchester
Photos by Bill Waller
PAT uses a Siemens SD400 car. Click here for Car Specs
Pittsburgh LRT Map
Updated May 25, 2004