South Hills Junction module

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  1. bill937ca

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  2. interurban

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

    Val
  4. bill937ca

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    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

    http://rides.webshots.com/photo/1315114366067982043MigmUh

    http://rides.webshots.com/photo/1315128130067982043NrBXXX

    http://rides.webshots.com/photo/1315127845067982043gfRykq

    http://rides.webshots.com/photo/1318649185067982043OJEwGO

    http://rides.webshots.com/photo/1318649124067982043lHDMCo


    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.

    http://rides.webshots.com/photo/1318649143067982043PhlcnY

    http://rides.webshots.com/photo/1318649153067982043jNJsKb
  5. bill937ca

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    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.

    Val
  7. bill937ca

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

    http://rides.webshots.com/photo/1318649153067982043jNJsKb
  8. bill937ca

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    I changed all the links. See if they work now. I think it was a permissions issue.
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    Thanks Bill - they're working now. :thumb:

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

    Val
  10. csxengineer

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    Fellow Pittsburgher...

    You nailed it!

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

    SWEET~!!!