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This photo is currently Edgebrook Avenue. Seen in the distance is Pittsburgh and Castle Shannon Railroad Bridge.

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Reflectorville P & C.S. Railroad Bridge on Edgebrook Avenue near Saw Mill Run Boulevard (State Route 51)

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Submission from Mr. Donald Mack

The four story house just beyond the bridge was home to the Walters family, I believe. I lived just beyond and uphill to the right on Abstract Ave. from 1934 until 1959. I walked that double track bridge hundreds of times (much to the dismay of my mother) to Oak School, a small four room school located on Ballenger Street that is now an apartment building. Miss Price and Miss Workman were my teachers at Oak School.

I also attended St Norbert’s school classrooms located above the church, then attended what I knew as Central Jr. along Saw Mill Run Blvd., then Carrick High School. I have always been curious as to the name Reflectorville associated with that area of Edgebrook and Saw Mill Run Blvd. Could there have been a facility that manufactured reflectors for mine and railroad lamps located there during the coal mining days? No one seems to know.