Route 44E came into PAT's route
structure in 1964 from former Pittsburgh Railways Company feeder bus route 46 Inglewood.
The route itself can be traced back as far as December 18, 1933 when PRCo instituted the
feeder route as its route 104 Inglewood. It was renumbered to 46 in the 1950's.
purpose was to serve the Inglewood Drive area as a feeder route to the streetcars at Clearview Loop in Mt. Lebanon.
Garages assigned to the 44E:
- Manchester Garage - 03/01/64 - 03/30/64
- Bridgeville Garage - 03/31/64 - 06/28/69
- Collier Division - 06/29/69 - 02/19/83
Route ran with window cards and destination signs.
The destination signs were never on split sign buses and the route made
it into the electronic sign era but didn't last very long after the 1983 Neoplans started
Regular routing from Clearview Loop - Clearview Loop via Washington
Road, Crescent to Inglewood, Seneca, Purchase, Markham, Altadena, Inglewood, Crescent,
Woodhaven, Longuevue, Washington Road, Sunnyhill, Mohawk to Ordale, Washington Road to
Terrace, Pueblo, Mohican, Navahoe to Terrace.
Return trip from Terrace - Terrace to Washington Road to Clearview
This route remained relatively constant over PAT's years of operations
with the Terrace section becoming a limited service portion in 1978. A limited service
short cut was added in 1978 also going direct from Washington Road onto Inglewood instead
of to Crescent.
A one way trip on the regular routing took approximately 22 minutes
with the return trip to Clearview Loop taking approximately 7 minutes.
Started: 03/01/64 (Date of PAT's acquisition of PRCo. Actual
redesignation of the route from 46 to 44E is not currently know but occurred in 1964)
Ended: 02/19/83 due to low ridership
The 44E originally ran only Monday through Saturday with no Sunday or
holiday service. and effective 02/20/77, Saturday service was eliminated.
The layover point of the route was Clearview Loop.
The Terrace section of the route was also served by the 37A Mt.
Lebanon via McFarland Road.
Schedules (Known PAT issued schedules are listed):
The 44E had 4 distinct schedule styles issued over the years.
The schedules from the Manchester Garage were folder PM-3 and were both
a plain 2 panel white fold out schedule and a 60's era design 2 panel fold out schedule in
green. The 44E was combined with the 37A, 37B, 44D and 44E in these schedules.
- PM-3A - 09/06/64
- PM-3B - ?
- PM-3C - ?
- PM-3D - ?
- PM-3E - ?
- PM-3F - ?
- PM-3G - ?
- PM-3H - ?
- PM-3J - 02/04/68
The schedules from the Bridgeville Garage were folder BG-17 and were of
the 60's era 2 panel fold out design and in green.The 44E was combined with the 37A and
44D in these schedules.
- BG-17A - 03/31/68
- BG-17B - 06/16/68
- BG-17C - 09/01/68
- BG-17D - 01/01/69
The schedules from Collier Division were folder C-7 and were of 3
styles, all being a 2 panel fold out schedule until 1980 when it became a 3 panel fold out
schedule. The first group was the 60's era design in green and shared a folder with the
37A and 44E. The second group was of the MOD era design in green and shared a folder with
the 37A and 44E with the 36A on the cover but no schedule. The third group was of the MOD
era design but in black.
- C-7A - 06/29/69
- C-7B - ?
- C-7C - ?
- C-7D - 05/03/70
- C-7E - ?
- C-7F - ?
- C-7G - ?
- C-7H - ?
- C-7J - 09/03/72
- C-7K - ?
- C-7L - 01/07/73
- C-7M - ?
- C-7N - 09/02/73
- C-7P - 01/06/74 - MOD green schedules start
- C-7Q - 09/03/74
- C-7R - ?
- C-7S - 04/20/75
- C-7T - ?
- C-7U - 04/18/76
- C-7V - 11/07/76
- C-7W - 02/20/77
- C-7X - 09/04/77 - MOD black schedules start
- C-7Y - 04/16/78
- C-7Z - ?
- C-7A - 02/25/79
- C-7B - 02/10/80
- C-7C - ?
- C-7D - 02/15/81
- C-7E - ?
- C-7F - 01/03/82
There may have been schedules issued prior to PM-3A but they did not
carry folder numbers and usually were reprinted former operator schedules.
Schedules duplicated issue letters after 24 issues. Letters I and O
were not used.
The 44E was discontinued on 02/19/83 with limited service on the
Inglewood Drive and Sunnyvale portions being handled with an extension of the 36A Mt.
Lebanon - Banksville and the Terrace portion being handled by the already existing service
of the 37A Mt. Lebanon via McFarland Road.
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The route map for the 44E, and 2 examples of the lead schedule pages.