Duquesne Incline, historic cable car railway serving commuters and tourists since 1877, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Image of Duquesne Incline Car overlooking Pittsburgh's Golden Triangle

History of The Duquesne Incline

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

Dedicated to the preservation of that which cannot be replaced.


The Duquesne Incline Featured on "NBC Nightly News With Lester Holt," 2018 May 10. See Video Report.

Simmons, Ethan. " Duquesne Incline picture presents peak Pittsburgh grit."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2020 July 1.
Talks about annual maintenance on Duquesne Incline railroad ties, with night-time photograph of maintenance.

DiCello, Dave. Photograph of a Rainbow Behind The Duquesne Incline. Photograph on Twitter Mini-Blog Post.
Twitter.com 2020 July 13.


Authored By Glenn A. Walsh, Informal Science Educator & Communicator
(For more than 50 years! - Since Monday Morning, 1972 June 12)
Sponsored By Friends of the Zeiss

Duquesne Incline awarded PA Destination of the Day June 24, 1999

Contact Information For This History Web Site:

Electronic Mail: < inclinedplane@planetarium.cc >
Internet World Wide Web Site: < https://inclinedplane.tripod.com/ >

Official Contact Information For The Duquesne Incline:

The Duquesne Incline
1220 Grandview Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15211-1204

Telephone: (412) 381-1665

Official Internet World Wide Web Site: < http://incline.pghfree.net >

Providing safe, reliable, rapid public transportation, via funicular railway, since May 20, 1877, 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 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, new Observation Deck overlooks the beautiful Golden Triangle of Downtown Pittsburgh.

Since 1964, operated by the non-profit Society for the Preservation of the Duquesne Heights Incline; owned by the Port Authority of Allegheny County(PAT).

Directions to Incline *** Parking For Incline

Increased Bus Service To Incline *** Bicycles on Incline

Hours of Operation Hungerford cartoon of happy Duquesne Incline car

Incline Fares

New Observation Deck, with Beautiful Downtown View, at Incline Station

Mount Washington Restaurants, With Beautiful Downtown View,
Near Incline Station

Annual Membership

The Duquesne Incline Web Partners

History of The Duquesne Incline

Accessibility for the Disabled

Incline News


Hand-Made Collector's Quilt

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"Duke" Incline Soft Bean-Bag Toy

Click Here for prices, how to order, and other information about the Incline's Gift Shop.

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:

SpaceWatchtower Blog

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 -
America's Fifth Major Planetarium !

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


This Internet, World Wide Web site is administered by Glenn A. Walsh.
Unless otherwise indicated, all web pages in this account are Copyright 2011, Glenn A. Walsh, All Rights Reserved.

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