The 29A was a feeder route the can be traced back to the 29 Thornburg trolley line under the Pittsburgh Railways Company. The bus operations began on 11/16/52 after the trolley line was discontinued. This route connected Crafton to the Thornburg trolley loop.
Garages assigned to the 29A:
- Manchester Garage: 03/01/64 - ??/??/65 (Researching end date)
The route used strictly window cards under PAT. If the bus was a former PRCo bus it may have been signed up Thornburg.
From from Crafton - White and Stoltz Streets via White Street, Noble Avenue, West Crafton Avenue, Stueben Street, Cornell Avenue, Hamilton Road to the Thornburg Loop.
From Thornburg - Hamilton Road, Cornell Avenue, Stueben Street, West Crafton Avenue, Noble Avenue, Stoltz Street to White Street.
The area has changed, including the streets and the original routing appears from the map to be impossible to duplicate exactly today.
A one-way trip on the 29A took approximately 12 minutes.
Started: 03/01/64 (date of PRCo acquisition)
Ended: ??/??/65 - Date unclear and being researched further
The 29A is reported to have run Monday through
Friday with no weekend or holiday service.
This route was most likely run by Brills or other 30 foot buses.
Schedules (Known PAT issued schedules are listed):
The 29A shared folder PM-14 with the 26A, Ingram - Sheridan, 26D Chartiers City and the 31C Crafton - Ingram routes.
PM-14A - 11/22/64
PM-14B - ?
The 29A was discontinued due to low ridership and other routes being available in the Crafton area.
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The route map for the 29A will be added at a later date.