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Norristown High Speed Line: Proudly Unconventional

Prologue Our next stop brings us back to Philadelphia and the Norristown High Speed Line, one of the most unique lines that qualify to be written about on this blog, which mixes multiple modes together in a special way and was one of the highest quality interurbans of the 1900s. The line still exists today, […]

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Bonus: Inclines of Pittsburgh

Prologue Sorry for not getting to this earlier, this is hopefully going to be a quick review of two of Pittsburgh‘s (relatively) unique elements of transport: Overview I’d like to share this inspiring, emotional quotation that will tell you everything: “It’s Pittsburgh[,] [e]verything is blocked by a hill[.]” – Daria Phoebe So… as you can […]

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Pittsburgh Light Rail: Functional and Unconventional

Prologue Pittsburgh’s light rail may look like a classic 80’s system from afar, especially with its core subway and extensive utilization of railroad right of way, but it is in fact a transformed first gen system, and contains a rich and varied history. With lots of bridges and tunnels, light rail vehicles faithfully serve the […]

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SEPTA 101 and 102: Quaint and Suburban

Prologue Philadelphia, the city of American freedom and independence, tourists randomly being attracted to a broken bell (the city hall is arguably cooler), the city that embarrassingly gets left out when listing major northeast US cities when it is probably bigger than Boston, has a robust transportation network famous for trackless trolleys trolleybuses, and its […]