Fort Pitt Incline

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Fort Pitt Incline
Type Funicular
Status Ceased operation
Locale Pittsburgh, PA
Termini 2nd Avenue
Bluff Street
Stations 2
Opening 1882
Closed 1906
Line length 2,640 feet (805 m)
Track gauge 10 ft (3,048 mm)
Highest elevation 375 feet (114 m)

The Fort Pitt Incline was a 10 ft (3,048 mm)[1] gauge funicular railroad in Pittsburgh, designed by Samuel Diescher. Built in 1882, it was abandoned by 1906.[2] It ran from 2nd Avenue to Bluff Street, a distance of 2,640 feet (805 m), and a vertical distance of 375 feet (114 m). [3] [4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Cable Car Lines in Pennsylvania
  2. ^ "Map of location". Retrieved 2009-02-15. 
  3. ^ Boucher, John Newton (1908). A Century and a Half of Pittsburg and Her People. Pittsburgh: Lewis Publishing Company. p. 339. 
  4. ^ "original blueprint".