H.B. Hays and Brothers Coal Railroad

The H.B. Hays and Brothers Coal Railroad was a narrow gauge railroad opened in 1878[1] to carry coal from the Hays family mines along Becks Run[2] and Streets Run[3] in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. Both branches included an incline, and both are visible in the engravings below, one just south of Six Mile Ferry, the other in the hills south of the mouth of Becks Run. The mines, railroads, and inclines were designed by Pittsburgh engineer John H. McRoberts.[4]

H.B. Hays and Brothers Coal Railroad
LocaleAllegheny County, Pennsylvania
SuccessorPittsburgh Southern Railway

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  1. ^ Virtual Museum of Coal Mining in Western Pennsylvania
  2. ^ "Works at Becks Run" (illustration). Retrieved 2009-01-03.
  3. ^ "H.B. Hays & Bro, Works at Six Mile Ferry" (illustration). Retrieved 2009-01-03.
  4. ^ "The Incline Builders". Retrieved 2009-05-22.

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