West Side Belt Railroad

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West Side Belt Railroad
Reporting mark WSB
Locale Pennsylvania
Dates of operation 1895–1920
Successor Pittsburgh and West Virginia
Track gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Length 22.5 miles

The West Side Belt Railroad (reporting mark WSB)[1] was a standard gauge railroad incorporated July 25, 1895. It ran from Temperanceville, to Clairton, Pennsylvania, with a branch to Banksville. It acquired the Little Saw Mill Run Railroad by merger in 1897, and the Bruce and Clairton Railroad in 1901.[2] The railroad was bankrupt in 1908.[3] The line was purchased by the Pittsburgh and West Virginia Railway in 1920.[4]


  1. ^ Railway Equipment and Publication Company, The Official Railway Equipment Register, June 1917, p. 422
  2. ^ Vaill, John S.; Ewing, Thomas Jr., eds. (July 15, 1903). Pittsburgh Legal Journal. New Series. XXXIII. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: John S. Murray. p. 12. 
  3. ^ "Pittsburg Road Fails" (PDF). New York Times. June 23, 1908. 
  4. ^ "P&W. Va. Buys a New Spur" (PDF). New York Times (November 16). 1920.