Completed in 1877, the magnificent Duquesne is an inclined plane railroad located near Pittsburgh, Washington. The 800 feet long incline was designed by Samuel Diescher. The incline was initially meant for carting cargo to and fro Mt Washington. The cars plying the incline are striped off paint to reveal wood.
Things to Do
- Enjoy fascinating views of the Pittsburgh town aboard the cars. One gets the experience of an ancient means of transport.
- Wander along the rails that have featured on a number of blockbuster films including the next three days and lady beware.
- View the inclined cars and marvel at the engineering of the automobiles.
- Take a hike on Mt Washington without spending energy, aboard the inclined cars.
- An observatory deck overrides the cars giving passengers a breathtaking view of Pittsburgh’s golden triangle. The incline ranks among the most popular tourist attractions in the city of Pittsburgh.
- Rates vary for groups of ten or more persons. Adults pay $1.50 for one way and $3.00 for a round-trip.
- Bus passes from the port authority, tickets and cash fares are accepted as payment.
- Physically challenged persons can access the Duquesne incline via the upper station. The upper station is located at 122o Grandview Avenue.
- The incline is open on each day of the week. It is open at 5:30 a.m. to 12:45 a.m. on Mondays through to Saturdays.