Catching the Churchill Choo-choo

Here’s an aerial view of the Westinghouse Research Labs in Churchill as seen in the 1970s. The campus was constructed over 20 years, with more than a half dozen new structures being fitted in over the decades. Do you think the original concept included this homage to George Westinghouse’s innovations that revolutionized railroad transportation aroundContinue reading “Catching the Churchill Choo-choo”

A Man for His People

Mechanical Engineering. Oct 2008 This article published by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers discusses the stature of George Westinghouse as an engineer who is rivaled by his skill and integrity as a leader. Beginning with the railroad air brake, Westinghouse’s inventiveness formed the basis of a commercial empire. Given the evidence of his companiesContinue reading “A Man for His People”

Initial schematics for Westinghouse Park master development plan

The design firm of Pashek MTR is now actively working on designs for the master development plan for Westinghouse Park. Based on the advance planning report produced in 2021, these initial design concepts were unvelied on October 1 at the “What’s the .5 K Race.” Both of these plans involve the complete renovation and updatingContinue reading “Initial schematics for Westinghouse Park master development plan”

Final Results

2022 Westinghouse Park What’s the .5 K October 1, 2022 Although there were 80 people who registered for the .5 K, some were from out of town (thanks to the George Westinghouse family) and others were dissuaded by the rainy conditions that morning. Still 45 hearty athletes (ranging in age from 5 to 76, includingContinue reading “Final Results”

The Westinghouse Park “What’s the .5 K” Is Back

Saturday, October 1, 2022 11:00 am to 2:00 pm Race time 1:00 Registration now open The registration fee of $20 includes tee shirt, a timing bib and tag, donuts, and tons of entertainment. Proceeds support the upkeep and beautification of the park and arboretum. Check out this video from the 2021 running of the WestinghouseContinue reading “The Westinghouse Park “What’s the .5 K” Is Back”

Westinghouse Park Arboretum

On October 6, 2021, the 175th anniversary of the birth of George Westinghouse, Westinghouse Park was certified as a Level 1 Arboretum by ArbNet. As part of this process, the City of Pittsburgh Department of Forestry tagged the 33 trees shown on the map and key below. Note the two new trees at #33, bothContinue reading “Westinghouse Park Arboretum”

Open Streets Pittsburgh comes to the park on July 30

It’s been four years since its last visit to Westinghouse Park. Come Join the fun. OpenStreetsPGH comes to Homewood, Larimer, East Liberty, Shadyside, and North Point Breeze on Saturday, July 30, from 10:00 – 2:00 What:● OpenStreetsPGH is a free community event that opens miles of streets for people of all ages to walk, run, bike,Continue reading “Open Streets Pittsburgh comes to the park on July 30”