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Today has not been a happy one for Philadelphia commuters or for the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority, as SEPTA’s City Division workers went out on strike after their contract expired at midnight. One hopes that for all involved this strike … Continue reading
Stepping inside ex-Philadelphia Transportation Co. PCC car 2743 really is like stepping back in time. For the moment it isn’t quite the right time, but that’s starting to change. Efforts are underway to repaint the 1947 streamlined streetcar’s drab 1980s … Continue reading
Happy new year, folks. I really should have posted this WordPress year-in-review report sooner, but better late than never. I especially like that they use the Sydney Opera House as reference point for putting the traffic in context — yes, … Continue reading
Long before I ever came to meet Newark 6 or Philadelphia’s PCCs, there was 4528. Five years ago I wrote an essay for my website marking the twentieth anniversary of my first PCC car ride. I don’t know what’s more … Continue reading
It was one of those eBay items I had to have. That’s why I didn’t place a bid. What was billed as the destination sign from a Scranton streetcar showed up on the Internet auction site a few months ago. … Continue reading
Check out this beguiling CNN Go.com travelogue dedicated to Tokyo’s “last surviving city streetcar,” the quirky Toden Arakawa line. Even if I weren’t interested in streetcars, you have to admire writer Gianni Simone’s fun, engaging prose, serving up a colorful description of this holdover … Continue reading
Thirteen months after it debuted, the Trams Stop Here blog passed the 10,000 hit mark last weekend — most likely on Saturday, July 30. July also marked the third month in which the blog surpassed 1,000 hits. I’m thrilled with the stats, … Continue reading