The Routes

The route map for the Harmony Line appears to be a very complicated affair. How could the trolleys ever make decent time to and from the cities with such frequent stops?

Actually, not every entry on the map is an actual stop. Since the trolley cut through privately held land, Mr. Boggs (the president of PHB&NC) promised each landowner his own personal "stop." Local trolleys did indeed stop at the little sheds bearing names such as Cupps, Smiley, and Grimm--but only if passengers were waiting. Express trolleys maintained their schedules by only stopping at the larger stations.

When the cars of the Harmony Line reached the city limits of Pittsburgh, the trolley operators stepped aside to allow Pittsburgh railway employees to finish conducting the trip. A modest fare of ten cents was collected from each trolley car.

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