Classic Video of the Month : The Expanding Airport

This great short video (under 10 minutes) produced by Charles and Ray Eames (amongst the most important furniture designers of the 20th century) presents the concept of Dulles Airport presented by Eero Saarinen.  This short carton clearly presents both the concept of the mobile lounge as well as modernist optimism in a entertaining way that …

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A small change to our Facebook account

Hi, a bit of news on our Facebook account and the blog. First of all, I would like to remind everybody that you can follow us on Facebook.  it is convenient way to follow us and keep up to date on posts. Secondly, I would like to point out that earlier this week we changed …

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Classic posts series

Hi faithful followers, As you may have noticed, we have started a weekly posting called "classic post".  The first Friday of every month we will present a website, the second Friday a museum, the third Friday a book, the fourth Friday (if there are 5) a classic paper (if only 4 Fridays, it gets published …

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Classic video of the month (January 2015) – – – Follow-up by Alan Pisarski

The Morgantown PRT archives are or will become soon available at the FTA library. Thanks to Alan Pisarski for his hard work going thru the personal archives of M.Barsony and ensuring that this valuable documentation be preserved for future generations of researchers. Pierre Barrieau The UMTA now FTA head of the Morgantown project was a …

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Classic Book of the Month – The Electric Interurban Railways in America

George Hilton and John Due published in 1960 and reprinted in 2000 the definitive history of Interurban Railways in America (As well as John Due's chapter on Canada).  Various chapters are dedicated to the rise, heyday and collapse of the interurban industry, as well as others on the technical information of the networks, the economics …

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New book: Atlantic Automobilism

New book: Atlantic Automobilism: Emergence and Persistence of the Car, 1895-1940 From the Publisher's website: "Our continued use of the combustion engine car in the 21st century, despite many rational arguments against it, makes it more and more difficult to imagine that transport has a sustainable future. Offering a sweeping transatlantic perspective, this book explains …

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