You are about to embark on a trip to yesteryear.
The Pittsburgh, Harmony, Butler, and New Castle Railway, or, as it's better known, the Harmony Line, operated daily trolley service throughout the northern countrysides of the Pittsburgh region from 1908 to 1931. The trolley carried both passengers and freight to and from the cities of Pittsburgh, Butler, and New Castle in western Pennsylvania.
Often, the striking maroon and gold cars were the only means by which children from rural areas managed to attend high school. Farmers depended on the line to transport crops and cattle to the cities for sale. In fact, the Harmony Line played an important role in enabling country folks to electrify their homes for the first time.
The following pages are meant to introduce you to the history of the Harmony Line. If you are interested in learning more, please consider joining the Zelienople Historical Society. We sponsor many community presentations about the Harmony Line, and our library and archives may be accessed by members who desire to do additional research on this relic of the past.
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