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65G Corey Ave.

The 65G Corey Avenue was the result of the combination of the 65M Corey Avenue and the 65N Library Street routes. This route designation lasted a very short period before being redesignated again and was one of the shorter lived route designations PAT had that had seen service.

Garages assigned to the 65G:

Trafford Garage - ??/??/64 - 08/31/64

It is possible the route ran out of Homewood Garage as it was a result of a former Pittsburgh Railways route but most likely ran out of Trafford with the other 65 series routes.

Destination Signs:

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The routes ran utilizing window cards or the old PRCo destination sign if the bus was equipped with one.


Towards Corey Avenue - Congress Street at Bell Avenue via Bell Avenue, Verona Street, Braddock Avenue, Corey Avenue, Overland Street, Hawkins Avenue, Fourth Street to Maple Street.

Towards Bell Avenue - Maple Street at Fourth Street via Maple Street, Hannah Street, Copeland Avenue, Fourth Street, Hawkins Avenue, Overland Street, Corey Avenue, Braddock Avenue, Verona Street, Bell Avenue, Jones Avenue, Kirkpatrick Avenue, Congress Street to Bell Avenue.

A couple of possible street name change occurred as later PAT maps showed buses traveling on Hannah Way and Stokes Avenue and that may have originally been Hannah Street and Maple Street.

65G Mill Trips Eastbound- Mill steps at the Dooker Hollow Bridge via Bell Avenue to Congress Street and via regular route.

65G Mill Trips Westbound- Regular route to Congress Street, Bell Avenue to mill steps at the Dooker Hollow Bridge.

A one way trip on the regular routing took approximately 10 minutes.

Route Highlights:

  • Started: ??/??/64 (date of the 65M & 65N redesignation to the 65G)

  • Ended: 08/31/64 after route was redesignated under a new 65G designation effective 09/01/64.

  • The 65G originally ran Monday through Saturday with no Sunday or holiday service.

  • Some of the weekday trips were Edgar Thompson Works mill trip deviations.

  • The initial 65G redesignation rejoined the former PRCo routes initially separated by PAT at takeover.

  • It appears the 65G was planned prior to PAT's takeover but due to the numerous operators in the area running duplicate services, PAT initially assigned each route its own number and then began the process of consolidating the many duplicate service 65 series routes into the 65G after the takeover as PAT records we have at AMCAP show no 65G until 08/31/64 yet it was designated lower than many of the other routes that had a higher letter designation.

  • The second 65G redesignation would allow the route to absorb other 65 series routes as PAT streamlined the route structure to eliminate duplicate services from the 1964 takeover. The initial 65G designation restricted this route somewhat in terms of combining some of the far flung 65 series routes into it.

  • The many redesignations and route changes resulted from the many private operator routes that were in the area. Under one unified system, the many routes duplicated much of the same service and needed to be combined for efficiency and the 65G became a catch-all route for this consolidation in the East Pittsburgh service area.

  • Some discussions over this route indicates it possibly could have been misidentified in PAT records. Records as of 08/31/64 indicate the route as the 65G Corey Avenue and as of 09/01/64 as the 65G Linhart - Braddock commencing with the September route pick. As PAT records do indicate the 65G Corey Avenue as an active route as of 08/31/64, we are listing it as an active route. It appears to have been planned at the time the original route designations were being assigned across the system and it is entirely possible for it to have been misidentified during those hectic early days of PAT's operations.

Schedules (Known PAT issued schedules are listed):

No known schedules exist for the 65G Corey Avenue under PAT. Reprinted PRCo schedules for the 61 Library - Corey were most likely used for the brief existence of the 65G Corey Avenue. The 65G Corey Avenue route is listed in the 1964 Unified Fare Structure information effective 08/31/64 as an active route.

Route Disposition:

he 65G Corey Avenue was redesignated as the 65G Linhart - Braddock effective with the 09/01/64 system pick. This route later absorbed the former Dawson route 65K Braddock - Bessemer Terrace and the former Austin route 65H Linhart - East Pittsburgh into yet another renamed route designated as the 65G Linhart - Braddock - East Pittsburgh effective 09/05/65.

More on the 65K, 65H and the redesignated 65G listed will be posted once written up.

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Route map for the 65G.

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