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New Book
Kenneth Springirth 128 pages softcover

Pittsburgh's Trolley Heritage covers the history of the Pittsburgh Railways Company which formed in 1902 and by 1904 completed the Mount Washington Tunnel which dramatically improved Pittsburgh's trolley system.  Another major achievement was the 1936 purchase and placement into transit service of a modern President's Conference Committee (PCC) trolley car which revolutionized Pittsburgh's public transit service. At is peak PRC had 666 PCC cars, ranking it second in the United States. As late as 1962, PRC operated 37 full time trolley car routes. After PRC was acquired by Port Authority Transit in 1964, most of the trolley car routes were converted to bus operation. However, a renaissance has occurred and PAT operates a modern light rail system.  All of this has been documented in Pittsburgh's Trolley Heritage.