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05 July 2009 @ 12:33 am
Pittsburgh's Steampunk Past  
I took my daughter by way of the Duquesne Incline to the top of Mount Washington to watch The City of Pittsburgh's annual 4th of July celebration. As we got off the incline at the top I had to pause for a video of the massive gears that were hauling up and lowering down the cars by way of steel cable. These things were absolutely massive and had always fascinated me. Originally in the 1800's the system was steam-powered. I am looking for info as to when it was converted to using electrical generators. Just amazing!