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Pittsburgh, any loops?
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patboylan
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Pittsburgh, any loops?
 
« on: Apr 26th, 2008, 4:01pm »
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I haven't been to Pittsburgh for a while, but last time I was there they still ran shuttle PCC's to Drake Loop, which as is usual with PCC's were single enders, and so had a loop somewhere inbound from from the junction between the Drake line and the South Hills Junction line.
They also at that time had a loop in the open between Steel Plaza and the Panhandle Bridge. Today I'm taking a virtual tour via google maps satellite, and it looks like they've removed that loop. So I'm wondering if anybody knows if they've retained any of the other loops.
Meanwhile I'll check the rest of their mileage via google, maybe I can see the other loops, if any, and report back.


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railfan_85
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Re: Pittsburgh, any loops?
 
« Reply #1 on: Feb 15th, 2009, 12:30am »
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Service to Drake was discontinued in 1999.  With the closing of the Drake line, the last of the PCCs in active service were eliminated.    
 
The long range goal is to upgrade the line to accomodate the LRVs, but for the time being a shuttle bus operates the route.
 
Regarding the other loop, it was removed not long afterwards, I want to say 2005 or so.    


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