Disused rail line in Pittsburgh overtaken by nature

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Disused rail line in Pittsburgh overtaken by nature

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Just found this fragment of rail line in Pittsburgh's south side. It's located near Saw Mill Run Boulevard and also has a bridge crossing over Interstate 376.

Anyone know what the backstory behind this is?

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Re: Disused rail line in Pittsburgh overtaken by nature

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I don't see the pictures.
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Re: Disused rail line in Pittsburgh overtaken by nature

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I thought maybe I needed to adjust my vertical/horizontal hold... but that didn't do it.

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Re: Disused rail line in Pittsburgh overtaken by nature

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Here are the pictures.
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Re: Disused rail line in Pittsburgh overtaken by nature

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I believe the line in question is either the West Side Belt RR or the Pittsburgh and West Virginia. The P&WV was part of the Wabash and bought the WSBRR out of bankruptcy in 1908.

These two lines ran near each other but at different elevations.
I do not know which line is still in service and the two lines may have been combined at some point.

To the east near the Pittsburgh Salt Department you can see the grade through the Wabash tunnel which ran to the Wabash station on the north side of the river.

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https://www.abandonedrails.com/west-end-branch
Good website for abandoned rail lines

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