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Photo Essay #3: Smyrna's Old Downtown

The following images of Smyrna’s Old Downtown are arranged in approximate chronological order. ┬áSmyrna’s downtown was largely demolished in the 1989-90 period to allow for the widening of traffic choked Atlanta Road. 2,734 more words

Points South

The Singing Wire Now at NORM

Back in July 2005 when the Akron Railroad Club held its annual picnic at the Northern Ohio Railway Museum, we were told to come back in a few years and there will be an opportunity ride one of the museum’s cars. 86 more words

Railfanning News And Features

John McLane Oral Interview, part 2: Gordon Street, Allston and Vicinity

Bill Marchione: What do you recollect about transportation in your early years?

John McLane: Of course, we had the old semi-cars. Some of them turned around at Oak Square. 1,850 more words

Points North

TTC Board Meeting July 12, 2017

The recent TTC Board meeting was over quickly, but contained a few nuggets of interest in the agenda.


TTC board to do business with other rail providers in light of Bombardier delays

The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) board voted in favour of searching for an alternate supplier of streetcars should the city wish to purchase more cars beyond the current Bombardier contract. 349 more words


The Evolution of Streetcar Service from 1980 to 2016

Transit service on many of Toronto’s streetcar lines has declined over past decades and, with it, riders’ faith in and love for this mode. Unreliable, crowded service is considered the norm for streetcar routes, and this leads to calls to “improve” service with buses. 1,202 more words