Talk:Abraham Kirkpatrick Lewis

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Kirk Lewis Incline[edit]

The Kirk Q. Bigham book seems to be describing the coal mine that later became the Pittsburgh and Castle Shannon Tunnel, but put its location as west of the present Duquesne Incline, and the mine/tunnel was east of it. There may have been more than one inclined plan from the mine over the years, one to Carson Street and one to the Monongahela River. An early drawing or photo may clarify the issue.Pustelnik (talk) 18:44, 28 December 2010 (UTC) This 1884 referrence may be the Kirk Lewis incline, serving his mines along Saw Mill Run: http://books.google.com/books?id=ip0MAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA180&dq=%22gravity+plane%22+%22Castle+Shannon%22&hl=en&ei=ZOKtTuqgOayHsAKX04D2Dg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&sqi=2&ved=0CDEQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=%22gravity%20plane%22%20%22Castle%20Shannon%22&f=false It would be roughly contemporary with the J&L coal incline, serving the American Iron Works, soon to be known as Jones & Laughlin. Technically, the latter incline was not in Pittsburgh. Pustelnik (talk) 23:58, 30 October 2011 (UTC)pustelnik