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Thursday, December 9, 2010

Canonsburg - with 115 Trains a Day - Definitely needed a Watchman!


The watchman at the Central Avenue railroad crossing, Ernest Smith, reported that 115 trains—"passenger, coal and shifting trains"—had crossed on a Thursday in April 1902.




And what a grand view... looking North up Central Avenue toward Pike Street and of the beautiful tree lined Avenue climbing above Pike Street. 
And what a grand time... it must have been, nary an automobile to be seen, only horse drawn buggies,  wagons and of course bicycles.
Also note, although faint... the worn serpentine wagon path(to lessen the grade) going up the hill above Pike Street. (April 1902).