Troy Hill Incline

Troy Hill Incline (HM1CH4)

Location: Pittsburgh, PA 15212 Allegheny County
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N 40° 27.872', W 79° 58.916'

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Historic Site
Troy Hill Incline
This is the upper station of the first incline in Allegheny, completed in 1887 and out of service by 1898. The engineer was Samuel Diescher, a specialist in incline construction. The total length was 370 feet on a 47-percent gradient. Both freight and passengers were carried, and the incline was used especially by Pennsylvania Railroad workers who lived on Troy Hill.
HM NumberHM1CH4
Placed ByPittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation
Marker Condition
9 out of 10 (1 reports)
Date Added Friday, September 12th, 2014 at 12:58am PDT -07:00
Photo Credits: [1] MIKE WINTERMANTEL  
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 586310 N 4479815
Decimal Degrees40.46453333, -79.98193333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 27.872', W 79° 58.916'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 27' 52.32" N, 79° 58' 54.96" W
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Area Code(s)412
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1801 Lowrie St, Pittsburgh PA 15212, US
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Marker has some minor wear and is fading, but in relatively good shape.

Feb 27, 2015 at 10:49am PST by mwintermantel67

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