Baltimore and Ohio Station (Pittsburgh)

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B&O Railroad Depot, B&O Station or Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Station
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Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Station, 1900
LocationSmithfield Street along Second Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
U.S.
Coordinates40°26′11″N 80°00′03″W / 40.4363°N 80.0007°W / 40.4363; -80.0007Coordinates: 40°26′11″N 80°00′03″W / 40.4363°N 80.0007°W / 40.4363; -80.0007
Owned byBaltimore and Ohio Railroad
History
Opened1887[1]
Closed1955
Services
  Former services  
Preceding station   Baltimore and Ohio   Following station
Main Line
toward Communipaw
toward Cincinnati
Cincinnati – PittsburghTerminus
TerminusBuffalo, Rochester and Pittsburgh Railway
toward Buffalo

B&O Railroad Depot was one of several railroad stations in the city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania during the late 19th and early 20th century. The station was built in 1887, 16 years after the B&O Railroad opened its first railroad line into Pittsburgh. The station was built next to the Monongahela River. B&O railroad trains also used the Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad Station for services that continued westward towards Chicago via the Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad. In 1955 the station was demolished to make room for an interstate highway and remaining services were transferred to Grant Street Station. The building was designed by Frank Furness who also constructed the B&O Railroad's Philadelphia station.[2]

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  1. ^ The B&O Railroad Depot in Pittsburgh, http://www.brooklineconnection.com/history/Facts/BORR.html
  2. ^ "Pittsburgh Passenger Station, Baltimore & Ohio... - Furnesque: the Designs of Frank Furness". Furnesque.tumblr.com. 2012-11-15. Retrieved 2016-04-18.