B&O Pittsburgh Commuter

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B&O Pittsburgh Commuter

Postby Otto Vondrak » Sun Dec 19, 2010 1:32 pm

The Port Authority of Allegheny County began subsidizing the B&O's Pittsburgh-Versailles commuter service in 1974, and issuing timetables under the PATrain banner. Did the B&O issue a timetable for this service, or was it buried in a system timetable somewhere? I'm interested in this service because it appears B&O continued to operate this train on its own past Amtrak day for at least three years until PA took over...

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Re: B&O Pittsburgh Commuter

Postby altima2011 » Mon Aug 08, 2011 9:57 pm

Otto,

There is a book call The PaTrain Pittsburgh's last commuter Train by allan R. Bluman that has an old 1964-65 comutter timetable in there. Service was Monday thru Saturday. There was one 58 mile roundtrip to connellsville PA Mon thru Fri as well as 3 round trip versailes to pittsburgh locals and 5 mckeesport to pittsburgh locals. On saturday you had the 3 round trip versailes to pittsburgh local and 4 mckeesport to pittsburgh locals.

You can also go to a website called taplines.net. From there you can get an offical guide to the railways cd that would list this service as well and ebay has some B & O schedules as well. Hope this helps.
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Re: B&O Pittsburgh Commuter

Postby Otto Vondrak » Tue Sep 13, 2011 11:03 am

altima2011 wrote:There is a book call The PaTrain Pittsburgh's last commuter Train by allan R. Bluman that has an old 1964-65 comutter timetable in there. S


I grabbed that book from Bluman, it's a nice work.
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