Harmony Route / Harmony Line
Pittsburgh, Harmony, Butler & New Castle Railway
Route 588 at Pine Run Road
The main focus of this page concerns the Harmony Line
between Zelienople and Ellwood City, PA
Harmony Line or Harmony Short Line?
To clear up some confusion, the Harmony Route, or more commonly referred to as the Harmony Line, was an electric Trolley railway which operated from Pittsburgh to terminals in Butler and New Castle. The route came from Pittsburgh to Evans City, where the routes split to Butler & New Castle. The route coming through the Fombell area (from Evans City, through Harmony to Ellwood City and then on to New Castle) was known as the Harmony Line.
The Pittsburgh - Butler Short Line was a separate route which reached Butler from Pittsburgh on a route that passed through Mars and Valencia.
Harmony Short Line Motor Transportation Co. (commonly known as the Harmony Short Line) began operating supplemental bus service in 1922 and operated until 1961.
The maps on the following link further explains the different routes: Interurban Railways
Stops Between Zelienople and Ellwood City
(If you can identify the location of a stop that has not been documented, let us know)
Special thanks to Mark Barnes for his assistance!