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ⓘ Pittsburgh and Castle Shannon Plane




Pittsburgh and Castle Shannon Plane
                                     

ⓘ Pittsburgh and Castle Shannon Plane

Pittsburgh and Castle Shannon Plane was a 3 ft 4 in narrow gauge incline railway that ran from the northern end of the Pittsburgh and Castle Shannon Tunnel to Carson Street in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Originally built to carry coal from the Jacob Beltzhoover mine, it was sold by the Pittsburgh Coal Company to the Pittsburgh and Castle Shannon Railroad in 1871. It was used only for coal as early as 1864, passenger traffic was added in 1874 for the Pittsburgh and Castle Shannon Railroad. For safety reasons, the tunnel was closed to passenger traffic, and passengers were diverted to the Castle Shannon Incline, constructed in 1890. Emergency use of the plane for passengers and freight continued as late as 1900. Its use for the transport of passengers and freight other than coal was made obsolete by the Mount Washington Transit Tunnel. Operation as a coal incline continued until May 1, 1912. It was operated as a gravity plane, with returning empty cars being pulled to the mine mouth by the weight of the descending full coal cars.

                                     
  • Gander, Newfoundland on a flight from Brussels to New York City via Shannon and Gander. Twenty - seven were killed out of 44 aboard. This story is documented
  • The owner and restorer of the latter aircraft, pilot Joe Sheppard, flew the plane during filming and he had to shave off his moustache and wear a wig
  • artist and founder of aikido b. 1883 April 27 Rene Barrientos, Bolivian general and statesman, 56th and 58th President of Bolivia plane crash b
  • stopover in Shannon for refueling due to weight restrictions in LCY. However, British Airways does not carry local traffic between Shannon and New York.
  • been awarded since 1972 by the Thomas Merton Center for Peace and Social Justice in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. An annual lecture in his name is given at his
  • particularly in the Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, region of the late 19th and early 20th centuries Frederick G. Scheibler Jr. Art Nouveau Pittsburgh architect August
  • Grona Lund in Stockholm, Sweden, Kennywood in Pittsburgh and at parks run by Six Flags, Cedar Fair, and PARC Management. On July 3, 2007, the victim s
  • 1929 William Joseph McDonough, banker b. 1934 Preston Shannon blues singer, songwriter and guitarist b. 1947 Annie Young, politician, chronic obstructive

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