Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad Station

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Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad Station
P&LERR station.jpg
General information
Line(s)Pittsburgh Subdivision
Former services
Preceding station Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Following station
Mars
toward Chicago
Main Line Connellsville
Millvale
toward Chicago
Braddock
Hazelwood
toward Cincinnati
Cincinnati – Pittsburgh Terminus
Terminus Buffalo, Rochester and Pittsburgh Railway Ribold Junction
toward Buffalo
Preceding station New York Central Railroad Following station
Coraopolis
toward Youngstown
Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad
Main Line
Terminus
McKee's Rocks
toward Youngstown
Terminus PittsburghBrownsville 22nd Street
Youghiogheny Branch South Side
Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad Station
Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad Station is located in Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad Station
Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad Station is located in Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad Station
Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad Station is located in the United States
Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad Station
LocationSmithfield St. at Carson St., Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Coordinates40°26′1″N 80°0′14″W / 40.43361°N 80.00389°W / 40.43361; -80.00389Coordinates: 40°26′1″N 80°0′14″W / 40.43361°N 80.00389°W / 40.43361; -80.00389
Arealess than one acre
Built1898
ArchitectBurns, William George
Architectural styleClassical Revival, Edwardian
NRHP reference No.74001743[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHPJanuary 11, 1974
Designated CPHSMarch 15, 1974[2]
Designated PHLF1970[3]

The Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad Station, now Landry's, Inc.'s the Grand Concourse restaurant in Station Square Plaza in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is a building constructed in 1898. Into the 1960s, the station was the depot for the passenger rail operations of the Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad and the Pittsburgh depot from 1934 for the many trains of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad from Baltimore, Washington, Chicago, Detroit, and St. Louis. In 1934, the B&O obtained trackage rights on the P&LE from New Castle Junction to McKeesport and, until the discontinuance of its passenger service, used the P&LE station to reduce the amount of heavy-curvature trackage required to reach the original B&O station on the opposite side of the Monongahela River.[4]

The Pittsburgh Station was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.[5]

Long distance passenger trains[edit]

Noteworthy named trains of the B&O included in 1956:[6]

P&LE trains operating as New York Central trains:[7]

  • Pittsburgh-Buffalo Express (Pittsburgh-Erie-Buffalo, with sleepers to Toronto and Albany, eastbound)/Buffalo-Pittsburgh Express (Buffalo-Erie-Pittsburgh with sleepers from Toronto and Albany, westbound)
  • Pittsburgh-Detroit Express (Pittsburgh-Detroit, westbound only)
  • Steel King (Cleveland-Pittsburgh, with sleepers to Washington via the B&O's Washingtonian)

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.
  2. ^ "Local Historic Designations". Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation. Retrieved 2011-08-11.
  3. ^ Historic Landmark Plaques 1968-2009 (PDF). Pittsburgh, PA: Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation. 2010. Retrieved 2011-08-05.
  4. ^ Pittsburgh Station, website
  5. ^ name="station nom""Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad Station" (PDF). National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. 1971. Retrieved January 23, 2014.
  6. ^ "Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, Tables A, 13". Official Guide of the Railways. National Railway Publication Company. 89 (5). October 1956.
  7. ^ "New York Central Railroad, Tables 170, 171, 172". Official Guide of the Railways. National Railway Publication Company. 89 (5). October 1956.

External links[edit]

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