Museum of the Month: James Hall Transport Museum

” The James Hall Museum of Transport in Johannesburg is the largest and most comprehensive museum of land transport in South Africa. It was established by the Late Jimmie Hall together with the City of Johannesburg in February 1964. The JHMT gives visitors a rare glimpse of Johannesburg’s transport history, dating back more than a…

Quick Book Review – Railtown: The Fight for the Los Angeles Metro Rail and the Future of the City by Ethan N. Elkind

This groundbreaking book presents how Los Angeles, who had previously gone from the largest interurban streetcar networks in the world to total extinction, rebuilt its rail based transit system. The book presents the history of the building of Los Angeles’s Subway and Light Rail Network.  By using a mix of game changing interviews with the main…

Urbanrail.net

http://Urbanrail.net is a great website presenting all of the subway networks of the world as well as many LRT networks as well.  For each network, if offers a standardized map, the history of the building of the lines, operating info, pictures and links.  A great starting point for research.  I recommend it to my students…