List of inclines in Pittsburgh
The city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania once had a number of inclined railways. Most have been removed; only two - the Duquesne Incline and Monongahela Incline - are still in operation, carrying passengers between Mount Washington and the Monongahela River.
|Name||Opened||Closed||Lower end||Upper end||Owner||Notes|
|Castle Shannon Incline||1890||1964||South Shore: Carson Street near Arlington Avenue||Mount Washington: Bailey Avenue near Haberman Avenue||Pittsburgh Railways (Pittsburgh and Castle Shannon Railroad)|
|Castle Shannon Incline No. 2||1892||c. 1919||Mount Washington: Warrington Avenue west of Haberman Avenue||Mount Washington: Bailey Avenue west of Haberman Avenue||Pittsburgh Railways (Pittsburgh and Castle Shannon Railroad)|
|Clifton Incline||1889||1905||Perry Hilltop: Strauss Street near Metcalf Street||Perry Hilltop: Irwin Avenue near Chautauqua Street||Clifton Avenue Incline Plane Company|
|Duquesne Incline||1877||—||South Shore: Carson Street||Mount Washington: Grandview Avenue near Oneida Place||Duquesne Incline Plane Company
Now Society for the Preservation of the Duquesne Heights Incline
|Fort Pitt Incline||1882||1900||Bluff: Second Avenue near Tenth Street Bridge||Bluff: Bluff Street near Magee Street||Fort Pitt Incline Plane Company|
|Knoxville Incline||1890||1960||South Side Flats: Bradish Street between 11th and 12th Streets||Allentown: Brosville Street near Warrington Avenue||Pittsburgh Railways (Pittsburgh Incline Plane Company)|
|Monongahela Incline||1870||—||South Shore: Carson Street near Smithfield Street Bridge||Mount Washington: Grandview Avenue near Wyoming Street||Monongahela Incline Plane Company
Now Port Authority of Allegheny County
|Monongahela Freight Incline||1884||1935||South Shore: Carson Street near Smithfield Street Bridge||Mount Washington: Grandview Avenue near Wyoming Street||Monongahela Incline Plane Company
Now Port Authority of Allegheny County
|Pittsburgh and Castle Shannon Plane||before 1864||c. 1912||Carson Street||Bailey||Pittsburgh Coal Company|
|Mount Oliver Incline||1872||1951||South Side Flats: Freyburg Street near 12th Street||South Side Slopes: Warrington Avenue near Mount Oliver Street||Pittsburgh Railways (Mount Oliver Incline Railway)|
|Norwood Incline||1901||1923||Island Avenue||Norwood Place|
|Nunnery Hill Incline||1888||1895||Fineview: Federal Street near Henderson Street||Fineview: Meadville Street near Catoma Street||Nunnery Hill Incline Plane Company|
|Penn Incline||1884||1953||Strip District: Spring Way near 17th Street||Hill District: Arcena Street near Ledlie Street||Pittsburgh Railways (Seventeenth Street Incline Plane Company)|
|Ridgewood Incline||1886||1887||Perry Hilltop: North Charles Street near Nublock Street||Perry Hilltop: Yale Street near Ridgewood Street||Ridgewood Incline Plane Company|
|St. Clair Incline||1888||c. 1932||South Side Flats: Josephine Street near Greeley Street||South Side Slopes: Salisbury Street between Fernleaf and Sterling Streets||St. Clair Incline Plane Company|
|Troy Hill Incline||1888||1898||Troy Hill: Ohio Street||Troy Hill: Lowrie Street near Froman Street||Troy Hill Incline Plane Company|
Further: H.B. Hays and Brothers Coal Railroad
- A video of the Monongahela and Knoxville inclines operating in Pittsburgh during 1926. The Monongahela Freight incline can also be seen in the video.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Inclines of Pittsburgh.|
- Diescher, Samuel (June 1897). "American Inclined Plane Railways". Cassier's Magazine. 12 (2): 86–87.
- "A New Allegheny Incline". Pittsburgh Daily Post. 17 December 1886. p. 3 – via Newspapers.com.
- "An Incline Burned". The Post. Pittsburgh. 31 May 1887. p. 2 – via Newspapers.com.
Real estate plat-book of the city of Allegheny (Map). G. M. Hopkins & Co. 1890. Vol. 1, Plate 6.
Old Incline Plane (Burned)