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Streetcar No. 696 gets facelift and new lease on life leading up to her 100th birthday

Ottawa streetcar No. 696 will celebrate her 100th birthday next year and, truth be told, she’s broken down and showing her age. She was, after all, born in the reign of Robert Borden, during the First World War, and was, quite literally, ridden hard and put away wet. 1,137 more words

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TTC Service in 1928

A recent comment sent me looking for service levels early in the TTC’s existence (post 1921), and I was pleasantly surprised to rediscover that this information is in a book, now long out-of-print, by John F. 2,362 more words


Public Transit Improvements For NOLA's Central Business District

If you take a look at New Orleans’ Central Business District, you’ll see the fruits of New Orleans’ post-Katrina recovery on full display. Before Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005, NOLA’s Central Business District (CBD) was notorious among residents for turning into a ghost town at the end of each workday. 633 more words


Brookville Delivers 3rd Streetcar to Dallas

The third of four Liberty Streetcars built by Pennsylvania-based Brookville Equipment Corporation has been shipped to Dallas and is expected to enter service soon for Dallas Area Rapid Transit. 64 more words

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July 4th & Brass Bands of Richmond's past

It’s been a long time since my last entry and I apologize. Sometimes real life interferes with my Richmond In Sight projects like this blog. Let me try to make it up to you with this. 675 more words

Notes from Toronto

I had the distinct pleasure several weeks ago of visiting the lovely city of Toronto for a wedding.

Toronto is wildly diverse, and integrated in a way I’ve not seen before in North America. 1,093 more words