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.
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.
Started: ??/??/64 (date of the 65M & 65N redesignation to the
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
Some of the weekday trips were Edgar Thompson Works mill trip
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.
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
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.