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Category Archives: Canada: Heritage
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
Were streetcars the original culprits behind urban sprawl ? Now there you have a question guaranteed to provoke heated debate, especially among knee-jerk reactionaries. And so it proved with a fascinating recent post on a Toronto-area blog. Writing on blogTO.com, Agatha Barc innocently opened Pandora’s Box with her Sept. 5 post, … Continue reading
Alas, poor Winnipeg. As if dickering over light rail plans weren’t bad enough, we learn from the Winnipeg Free Press about the languishing restoration of 101-year old Winnipeg streetcar 356. Poor, dilapidated 356 is not without her supporters, however. A fundraiser on Sept. … Continue reading
Long before the creation of sprawling, soulless, sanitized entertainment complexes, generations of Americans enjoyed themselves at authentic amusement parks. These were places that smelled of old wood, popcorn and greasy fried food, where the music was a little too tinny and loud, where the … Continue reading