Steel City Traction 2
Here are all the shots from the front cover of the
cassette case, arranged in the order they appear
on the tape.
West End Story
All West End routes used the Point Bridge.
This car is outbound. Closing of the bridge
in 1959 forced conversion of all 6 remaining
West End routes to bus. The bridge itself was
not demolished until 1970.
Cars of routes 27 - Carnegie, 28 - Heidelberg,
and 30 - Crafton-Ingram ran on Wabash in the
West End. This car is outbound.
An outbound car of route 27, 28, or 30
approaches the end of private right-of-way in Crafton.
The white circle above the car is a Car Stop sign
hanging from the span wire.
Crafton Blvd. is on the left.
An outbound route 26 - West Park car stops for
passengers on Chartiers Ave. in McKees Rocks.
In the background is the Pittsburgh, Canton, and
Youghiogheny RR. overpass. Just this side of the
overpass, route 25 - Island Ave. cars run
to the left, parallel to the railroad.
This is the famous "wiggle track" in Island Ave.
The ground under the roadway and tracks had been
gradually sliding down toward the Ohio River
(to the right of frame) for several years.
This is an inbound route 25 car.
An outbound route 34/31 - Elliott-Sheraden car rounds
the curve on Ladoga Ave. on the last leg of its
trip, terminating at the Ingram carhouse.
The Thornburg shuttle.