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Duquesne Incline, historic cable car railway serving commuters and tourists since 1877, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Upper Station Observation Deck,
with View of Downtown Pittsburgh's Beautiful Golden Triangle,
Ranked Second Most Beautiful View in America
by USA Weekend Magazine !

ALWAYS
FREE PARKING
At Lower Station

NOW OPEN !
New Platform for Viewing
Historic Incline Hoisting Equipment
in Operation !


Image of Duquesne Incline Car overlooking Pittsburgh's Golden Triangle

The Duquesne Incline


Serving tourists and commuters since 1877 in America's Most Livable City
as rated by the 25th Anniversary Edition of Places Rated Almanac !
(Only American city ranked "Most Livable" twice: 1985 & 2007 !)

The Duquesne Incline is ranked the Third Most Romantic Spot in America
by the Microsoft Network < msn.com > ! (As reported by KDKA-TV 2)

Smith, Craig. "Duquesne Incline hero honored."
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2008 Oct. 13.
Dedication of the David H. Miller Working Museum.

PittsburghFree.Net
Duquesne Incline awarded PA Destination of the Day June 24, 1999
1220 Grandview Ave. (GPS & Mapquest Users Click Here!)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15211-1204
U.S.A.


Telephone: 412-381-1665
Fax: 412-381-1943
Internet World Wide Web Site: < http://www.incline.cc >
Electronic Mail --
* General Information: < duq.incline@duquesneincline.org >
* Web Site Administrator: < cablecar@incline.cc >

Operated by the
Society for the Preservation of The Duquesne Heights Incline

Dedicated to the preservation of that which cannot be replaced.

Providing safe, reliable, rapid public transportation, via funicular railway, since 1877 May 20, for the residents and businesses of the Duquesne Heights and Mount Washington sections of the City of Pittsburgh. Utilizing two original, 1877 cable cars, the Duquesne Incline is a working museum. The Upper Station, on Grandview Avenue, includes a new platform for the public to view the Incline's historic hoisting equipment, as well as displays regarding the history of the Incline and the City of Pittsburgh, and pictures of other cable and rail cars from around the world.

Additionally, the spacious Observation Deck overlooks the beautiful Golden Triangle of Downtown Pittsburgh, and surrounding area including the upper Ohio River valley and lower Allegheny River Valley, ranked the second most beautiful view in America by USA Weekend Magazine !. Constructed, owned, and operated by The Duquesne Incline Plane Company from 1877 to 1964. Since 1964, operated by the non-profit Society for the Preservation of the Duquesne Heights Incline

The Duquesne Incline does not now, nor has it ever, received any direct government subsidy for operations from the City of Pittsburgh, County of Allegheny, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, or the Federal Government; nor, does it receive any funds from the recently-established Allegheny Regional Asset District. The Port Authority of Allegheny County (PAT--Pittsburgh's public transit system) reimburses the Incline only for PAT patrons who use passes, tickets, tokens, or transfers to ride The Duquesne Incline.

Operation of The Duquesne Incline relies entirely on Incline fares collected, membership fees, donations, and gift shop sales !

The Duquesne Incline is open to the public every day of the year, including all holidays !



Directions to Incline *** GPS & Mapquest Users Click Here! *** Free Parking For Incline !

Tour Buses: Information and Directions

Group Rates/Guided Tours Online-Reservation Form for Groups of Ten or More

Increased Bus Service To Incline ***Bicycles on Incline

Hours of Operation -
The Duquesne Incline is open to the public every day of the year, including all holidays !

Hungerford cartoon of happy Duquesne Incline car

Incline Fares

New Observation Deck at Upper Incline Station,
with View of Downtown Pttsburgh's Beautiful Golden Triangle,
Ranked Second Most Beautiful View in America by USA Weekend Magazine !

New Platform for Viewing
Incline's Historic Hoisting Equipment in Operation !

Mount Washington Restaurants Near The Duquesne Incline (Pittsburgh's "Restaurant Row"),
with View of Downtown Pttsburgh's Beautiful Golden Triangle,
Ranked Second Most Beautiful View in America by USA Weekend Magazine !

Incline Gift Shop and SPECIAL OFFERS

Annual Membership

The Duquesne Incline Web Partners

History of The Duquesne Incline

Accessibility for the Disabled

Incline News


SPECIAL OFFERS FROM THE INCLINE GIFT SHOP

The "Duke" Incline Soft Bean-Bag Toy is only one of the special offers from
The Duquesne Incline Gift Shop!

Other Special offers --

Tee-Shirts and Sweat Shirts (Pittsburgh, Duquesne Incline, Pittsburgh Steelers !)
Photo *** More Info

Postcards, Pens, Keyrings, Mugs, Shot Glasses, and oher "Knick-knacks"!)
Photo *** More Info

Click Here for pictures and more information on the special offers.


Images and Information: Pittsburgh's Only Public Observing Session
of the Historic Transit of Venus - 2004 June 8
Co-Sponsored By: Friends of the Zeiss and The Duquesne Incline

Transit of the Planet Venus Across Image of Sun - 2004 June 8
Friends of the Zeiss sponsored the only observing session of this historic event
in Allegheny County, open to the general public, in conjunction with
the Society for the Preservation of the Duquesne Heights Incline:

From The Pitt News, Official Student Newspaper of the University of Pittsburgh,
Pittsburgh - 2004 June 9:
Transit lifts eyes and spirits
By Adam Fleming, Managing Editor

From the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Pittsburgh - 2004 June 9:
Look! Up in the sky ... By Gwen Arbuckle

From the Pittsburgh Trib p.m., Pittsburgh - 2004 June 8:
Pittsburghers watch Venus cross the sun By Gwen Arbuckle

News Release - 2004 June 3:
SAFE PUBLIC VIEWING OF RARE ASTRONOMICAL EVENT WITH
8-INCH REFLECTOR TELESCOPE AT DUQUESNE INCLINE OBSERVATION DECK

***

Buhl Planetarium Nominated by
Friends of the Zeiss
To Be Historic Landmark


Duquesne Incline Car Icon
Become a Duquesne Incline "Web Partner" and help tell the Incline story to the world! Place this attractive icon, along with a link to this web page-- http://www.incline.cc -- on your commercial, non-profit, or personal World Wide Web site. A link to your web site will be included in our list of Web Partners. For more information, CLICK HERE.

CLICK HERE to see a list of links to interesting Internet Web Sites, maintained by current Duquesne Incline Web Partners (individuals, non-profit organizations, and businesses which support The Duquesne Incline); includes special family hotel package for visitors to Pittsburgh.


Other Internet Web Sites of Interest:

History of Andrew Carnegie and Carnegie Libraries

History of Astronomer, Educator, and Optician John A. Brashear, Friend of Andrew Carnegie

History of The Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science, Pittsburgh -
Including the oldest operable major planetarium projector in the world !

History of The Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum, Chicago -
America's First Major Planetarium !

History of The Duquesne Incline, Pittsburgh -
Historic Cable Car Railway Serving Commuters and Tourists since 1877!

Other History Links


PittsburghFree.Net
Bus/City Transit
Historical Attractions
Discover Pittsburgh!

This Internet, World Wide Web site is administered by Glenn A. Walsh, Society for the Preservation of the Duquesne Heights Incline. Unless otherwise indicated, all web pages in this account are (C) Copyright 1998-2005, Society for the Preservation of the Duquesne Heights Incline, All Rights Reserved. As long as credit is given to "The Duquesne Incline, Pittsburgh PA" permission is hereby granted for copying these web pages or other distribution of the information contained within these pages.

This Internet, World Wide Web Site created 1998 February 24.
Last modified : Saturday, 23-Apr-2011 23:14:19 EDT.
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