Tag: railroad

This is an interesting project by Ivan Puig and Andrés Padilla Domene called SEFT-1 that is basically a railway vehicle that is used to traverse abandoned railroad tracks in Mexico and Ecuador. Those countries have huge sections of railway that have been left unused ever since railroads were privatized in 1995 and these two men are hoping […]

Lovely short video about the Midwestern Railroad Preservation Society and its mission to restore and show off old rail cars that have otherwise been left for scrap.

railroad-landscapes

Photographer John Michael Sanderson accurately captures what I love about railroads crisscrossing the urban landscape. The juxtaposition of curved and straight steel running horizontally across mostly vertical man-made structures. They’re just beautiful. You should check out the entire series here.

Whoa, I’m just putting this all together now. I haven’t seen Who Framed Roger Rabbit in a while so I haven’t had time to piece this together from actual real events, but as mentioned briefly in this 99% Invisible piece about the old Los Angeles streetcar system (the Red Car System), the premise of Roger Rabbit was about […]

Wow. This is an amazing historical video from April 1961 of one of the very last Red Car trips from Downtown LA to Long Beach. The historic Red Car system was owned and operated by Pacific Electric out of 6th and Main Street (this is what that corner looks like today). Why did the urban railway […]