The 65C Braddock - Wilkinsburg route
can be traced back to Miller Bus Lines which went out of business in 1949. Burrelli Transit Service
began servicing the route in late 1949 with the official PUC transfer occurring on August
15, 1950. The 3 route Miller operation ran what became the 65C route with at least one new
GM TGM3207 purchased new in 1948. It is not known what else the Miller operation had. When
Burrelli took over the former Miller routes, 4 new Fitzjohn coaches (2 model 310 and 2
model FTG) were purchased to operate the 3 lines.
According to Motor Coach Age, the Miller's and the Burrelli's were
related which helps explain why the routes were operated by Burrelli prior to PUC
approval. The Miller operating equipment was not transferred over to Burrelli. Most likely
it had to be sold off to pay the debts incurred by the Millers in attempting to operate
the 3 lines.
Garages assigned to the 65D:
- Trafford Garage - 03/16/64 - 09/04/65
- Homewood Garage - 09/05/65 - 09/07/70
The route ran using destination signs similar to the
examples above as well as many window cards.
Routing towards Braddock - Ross Avenue at Trenton Avenue (Wilkinsburg)
via Trenton Avenue, Penn Avenue, Hay, Ross Avenue, Swissvale Avenue, Maple Avenue, Brinton
Road, Yost Blvd, 6th, Baldridge, Jones Avenue, Library Avenue, Braddock Avenue, 9th
Street, Woodlawn Avenue to 7th Avenue (Braddock).
Routing towards Wilkinsburg - Woodlawn Avenue at 7th Avenue (Braddock)
via 7th Avenue, Braddock Avenue, Library Avenue, Jones Avenue, Baldridge, 6th, Yost Blvd,
Brinton Road, Maple Avenue, Swissvale Avenue, South, Peebles, Ross Avenue to Trenton
Date unsure but by 04/11/65 the Braddock terminus was changed to:
Library Street, Braddock Avenue, 9th Street, Woodlawn Avenue, 8th Street to Braddock
Approximate one way trip time was 20 minutes.
Started: 03/16/64 (Date of Burrelli acquisition)
Ended: 09/07/70 due to low ridership levels and route consolidation.
The 65C ran 7 days a week except holidays.
The 65C traveled through 2 fare zones and one overlap zone under the
old fare zone structure.
Schedules (Known PAT issued schedules are listed):
The 65C had 2 distinct schedule types.
Trafford schedules were assigned folder T-9 and were a plain white,
multi panel fold out schedule. The 65D shared the schedule with the 65D Braddock - Forest
Hills - Braddock Hills, 65F Bessemer Terrace and the 65J Braddock - Forest Hills -
- T-9A - 08/30/64
- T-9B - 04/11/65
Homewood schedules were assigned folder PH-33 and were a plain white,
multi panel fold out schedule and later a 60's era style schedule in black. The 65D shared
the schedule with the 65D Braddock - Forest Hills - Braddock Hills, 65F Bessemer Terrace
and the 65J Braddock - Forest Hills - Greensburg Pike.
- PH-33A - 09/05/65
- PH-33B - ?
- PH-33C - ?
- PH-33D - ?
- PH-33E - 03/29/67
- PH-33F - ?
- PH-33G - ?
- PH-33H - ?
- PH-33J - 06/21/70
There were schedules issued prior to T-9A and were copies of the former
The 65C was eliminated due to low ridership. The service previously
provided by the 65C was absorbed by the rerouting of the 65G Linhart - Braddock as well as
the extension of the 68D Blackridge Express.
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The route map for the 65C will be added soon.