Route 44C came into PAT's route
structure from the former Pittsburgh
Railways Company (PRCo) bus route number 41 Mt. Washington. The 41 was the 222
Duquesne Heights feeder prior to PRCo renumbering the route and started on 12/20/48. The
purpose was to serve as a feeder for the 40 Mt. Washington streetcar line.
Garages assigned to the 44C:
- Manchester Garage - 03/01/64 - 09/03/66
Route ran with both window cards and destination signs.
Above is a representation of what you may have seen on the 1800 and other old look
Outbound Routing - Wyoming at Grandview Avenue via Grandview Avenue,
Maple Terrace, Virginia Avenue, Ulysses Street, Grandview Avenue, Bigham Street, Virginia
Avenue, Olympia Street, Grandview Avenue, Cohasset Street, Meridan Street, Virginia
Avenue, Oneida Street to Grandview.
Inbound Routing - Oneida Street at Grandview Avenue via Grandview
Avenue, Olympia Street, Virginia Avenue, Wyoming Street to Grandview Avenue.
Approximate one way trip time was 12 minutes.
Started: 03/01/64 (PAT acquisition date of PRCo)
The 44C ran only Monday through Friday with no weekend or holiday
At least one schedule mis-identified the 44C as the 34C.
30 and 35 foot buses were the equipment used on the line due to the
narrow streets in the Mt. Washington area.
Schedules (Known PAT issued schedules are listed):
The 44C had 1 distinct styles of schedules issued during its existance.
The schedules from the Manchester Garage were folder PM-9 and were
combined with the 34B and 34C schedule in the 2 panel paper fold out schedule.
- PM-9A - ?
- PM-9B - 08/01/65
- PM-9B - 08/01/65
There may have been a few PAT schedules issued prior to PM-9A as the
very early schedules tended not to have folder numbers and/or were reissued former
operator schedules. One was issued on 06/22/64 without a folder number.
The 44C was discontinued on 09/04/66 when the 40 Mt. Washington trolley
line was discontinued. The 44C service area was picked up by the new 41E Mt. Washington
bus route and the extention of the 34C Warrington - Grandview.
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The route map for the 44C needs drawn up and will be added soon.