This route is perhaps the most
obscure route in PAT history with many people being unaware that the route even existed
even though it lasted longer than some of the other early PAT routes.
Not much is known about the 32G but we have been able to trace it back to the former Pittsburgh Railways Company
through bus route R-Carnegie. Prior to PRCo renumbering the route to R Carnegie on
11/13/60, the route can be traced back to the 21 Carnegie through bus route which was
created on 01/25/32.
Garages assigned to the 32G:
- Manchester Garage - 03/01/64 - ??/??/65
Unknown. Window cards most likely and existing signs if a PRCo bus was
assigned to the route by PAT. No PAT destination signs were known to have the 32G reading.
PRCo routing (PAT had the same terminus points so it is assumed the
route remained unchanged given its existence under PAT - Downtown to Carnegie via Ft.
Pitt Bridge, West Carson Street, Main Street, West End, Noblestown Road, Crafton Blvd.,
Oakwood Street, Craftmont Avenue, Durbin Street, Noblestown Road, Main Street, Washington
Avenue, Franklin Avenue, Charles Street, Knox Avenue to Washington Avenue.
Started: 03/01/64 (PAT's acquisition of PRCo - actual redesignation
to 32G is not currently known).
Ended: ??/??/65 (Based on transfers from April of 1965).
The 32G ran only Monday through Friday during peak periods only
assuming PAT ran the route the same way PRCo ran it. Based on PRCo practices for rush hour
only routes, this route most likely only had 1 to 4 trips inbound and outbound a day.
Based on the lack of information regarding the route under both PRCo and PAT, it may have
had just 1 or 2 round trips daily.
This was a premium fare or what was known as a "through
Very little is known about the 32G under PAT. It was running at least
through August 30, 1964 as it is mentioned in the new fare plan announcement from that
time. Until recent discoveries in the 1964 fare plan announcement that linked the route
back to PRCo and listed it as an active route as of 8/30/64, no one was sure if the route
ever ran or was a planned but never implemented route.
Another recent discovery has placed the route in existence as of
April 5, 1965 although the printing of transfers is done a month or so in advance but it
appears the route lasted into at least the first quarter of 1965.
Although we can seemingly place the route as lasting until early
1965, questions still arise as to if it truly did last that long based on the extreme lack
of documentation and obscurity of the route. If the route lasted past April of 1965, there
would have been much more documentation on the route such as schedules.
Schedules (Known PAT issued schedules are listed):
It is not known if schedules were issued besides possible reprints of
PRCo schedules. In the PAT folder structure, folder PM-22 was assigned to the 32G but
records indicate that it wasn't used nor could we find evidence of it being combined into
another folder even though evidence suggests the route ran into 1965.
There may have been schedule cards issued without folder numbers.
The 32G was discontinued. Craftmont service was picked up by route 31A
Crafton - Carnegie in 1966. Discussion has mentioned the possibility of the 32G
designation being on the 1965 transfers as a method to distinguish a school tripper route
that may have served the area until the 31A had a deviation added to serve the Craftmont
area but nothing in our records can currently substantiate this possibility.
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The route map for the 32G will be added after it is drawn.