Friday, February 10, 2012

Multi-modal Pittsburgh

A rare but not unheard of coincidence that both the PG and Trib ran the same wire story a couple weeks ago with a piece from McClatchy looking at rail traffic in the US.  Just got me thinking about the history of rail in Pittsburgh.
So just another picture from the North Side Study with a vision of a river-rail-road multimodal (though a pre-container type of 'multimodal') hub that was intended to be be built right there on the Allegheny.  Never built of course.  There remains a glint of a vision at the Port of Pittsburgh to build a modern version of that type of facility here today.


Anonymous BrianTH said...

Last I knew, CSX was still planning to build a new intermodal terminal in the Pittsburgh area by 2015 as part of its National Gateway project (in anticipation of the widened Panama Canal opening). So the dream still lives.

Friday, February 10, 2012 2:19:00 PM  

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