A visit to the National Capital Trolley Museum

Only just 13 miles north from my house here in DC is the National Capital Trolley Museum. A few Sundays ago I had an occasion to visit it: Two of our friends from Perth, Australia were in town and had expressed a desire to take a look at this museum. It had been some years […]

Nothing could be finer, than eating in the diner…well, maybe not!

Fred Harvey, George Pullman and Georges Nagelmackers must be spinning in their respective graves like so many dreidels. In this day and age one would call them entrepreneurs. Their common grievance: the atrocious service being provided by the railroads of their days. Fred Harvey founded the Fred Harvey Company in 1876, spurred on by the […]

City Bus Concept Designs at InnoTrans 2018

The Innotrans Exhibition in Berlin, Germany has always been known as a big shindig for all things railroad. Steel wheel on steel rail and related items, that sort of thing. The last few times however, InnoTrans has included city buses. Apparently the only major requirement to participate is, that the buses have alternative propulsion. Obviously […]