South Hills Junction module

Discussion in 'Traction Thoroughfare' started by bill937ca, Feb 24, 2007.

  1. bill937ca

    bill937ca Member

  2. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    That is a modelers delight Bill , love that trackwork and scenery.
  3. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Nice module!! But, I have to say, seeing those PCCs coming out of the tunnel, in what looks like a rural landscape looks pretty weird to this city gal!!

  4. bill937ca

    bill937ca Member

    Well, Val I'll have to post some photos later, but I was there in the 70s and 80s and there were still 5 PCC lines there at that time. But for now these will have to do

    South Hills Junction was the location of the last carbarn on the Pittsburgh streetcar system. Lines 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 42, 43, 44, 47 and 48 operated through it prior to 1964. This was the route into downtown Pittsburgh for the Washington interburban.

    By the time I was there in the late 70s, the tracks were paved and buses were running through the tunnel.

    Buses still run through the tunnel along with LRVs.
  5. bill937ca

    bill937ca Member

  6. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Bill, I can't access the photo's in your first post. It says I don't have permission. :(
    The second post photo links are fine.

  7. bill937ca

    bill937ca Member

    The photos in the first post are from Webshots. See if this works.
  8. bill937ca

    bill937ca Member

    I changed all the links. See if they work now. I think it was a permissions issue.
  9. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Thanks Bill - they're working now. :thumb:

    Pittsburg sure looks a lot like Toronto, especially with those PCCs in the maroon and cream.

  10. csxengineer

    csxengineer Member

    Fellow Pittsburgher...

    You nailed it!

    I didn't have to be told where it was, It is a dead on replica of PGH!


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