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Off my trolley - Southern Pacific San Fernando Valley branch

Not quite ‘Off my trolley’ but in the vicinity.  Some while back I looked at the Pacific Electric station at North Hollywood as a potential modular layout.  623 more words

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The First Ride From Mountlake Terrace

Dad had been riding his bike from West Seattle to his job in SEATAC.  When he changed jobs and started commuting to Mountlake Terrace, north of downtown, he decided to try to continue his carbon-conscious ways.   1,269 more words


Visiting Lizton and Childhood Memories

During our latest trip as my daughter, Jenna, learns how to drive, we drove through the town of Lizton, Indiana – population 488. We passed the sign shown in the picture entering town from the south – the town proclaims itself as the “only Lizton in the world.” A quick search using three different popular search engines support that claim. 320 more words


February @CERA: Pittsburgh Area Traction

Our Next Program:

Pittsburgh Area Traction

Annual Meeting

Friday, February 27, 2015
1900 hrs / 7:00pm
University Center
525 S State St, Chicago, IL 60605… 248 more words


The Transformation of Central Avenue/Route 5

Earlier today, @AlbanyMuskrat, one of the numerous high-quality Twitter accounts that chronicle Albany’s history, sent out a picture of a trolley along Central Ave./Route 5 on the border of Albany and suburban Colonie: 876 more words


How the Interurban worked

With apologies in advance to electrical engineers who may read this, the Interurban ran on electricity.  More specifically, it ran on direct current.

The power to weight ratio measures the power output generated by a system as it relates to the weight of the vehicle.   333 more words


Col. John F. Strickland, 1860-1921

From The Courier-Gazette, McKinney, TX 21 May 1921:

J. F. Strickland Drops Dead in Dallas Home:

J. F. Strickland, long prominent in business circles in this city and State, dropped dead at his home, 3705 Rawlins street, Oak Lawn, this morning shortly before 10 o’clock. 608 more words