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Chicago Streetcars in Black-and-White, Part 2

Our earlier feature Chicago Streetcars in Black-and-White has been very popular, so here is another heaping helping of classic photos by some of the greatest railfan photographers of all time. 799 more words

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Streetcars of desire: why are American cities obsessed with building trams?

Back in January, I posted my thoughts on some of the new streetcar systems being built in the United States after visiting Detroit, Cincinnati, Atlanta and Tampa on a Florida road trip. 125 more words


Chicago Streetcars In Color

Following up on our earlier post Chicago Streetcars in Black-and-White, here are nearly 40 more pictures in color.  Because they are in color, they naturally skew towards the last 10 years or so of service, leading up to that fateful morning on June 21, 1958, when the last Chicago streetcar ran: 757 more words

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Streetcars: New Orleans vs. Toronto

I live in Toronto and rely on transit to get around – specifically, the Toronto Transit Commission. Buses, subways and streetcars. So it’s always fascinating to visit cities that also still have streetcars on the rails. 670 more words


Track Work @Clark & Van Buren, 1954

Interesting pictures of Chicago streetcars are still coming out of the woodwork more than 56 years after the last car ran in the early hours of June 21, 1958. 261 more words

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6th Street Bridge

I have been in Charlotte for over 30 years. While traveling around town, I had not always paid attention to this bridge located on 6th Street just west of Graham Street: 381 more words