Rare Peek at Duquesne Incline’s First Lower Station

The old Duquesne Incline lower station on West Carson Street, c. 1900. Detail from the image on pages 44 and 45 of “Pittsburgh’s Inclines”. Image courtesy of Historic Pittsburgh, the Digital Research Library at the University of Pittsburgh.

Under the original Point Bridge (1877-1923) that spanned the Monongahela River, is a one-story wood-frame building with an extended roof line where incline cars entered and exited on the tracks that ascended from the building to the upper station in Duquesne Heights.

Come and ride the Duquesne Incline on Saturday, August 18th and drop by the upper station between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. and say hello. I’ll be talking about Pittsburgh’s inclines and signing my new book (available at Duquesne Incline’s gift shop). I hope to see you there!