In General
Historical Pictures


In General



Opening Day

Opening day was Friday, September 9th, 2016.

Tokens were issued to commemorate opening day.  They are good for free rides for the first 7 days of operation, starting on the 9th.  Mine arrived on 9/10.



  First streetcar on the property - #1175

I know how this operator feels, I was the first one to drive over a newly installed crossover back in 1998 over the Patapsco River on the Baltimore Light Rail..... can you say nervous!!!




Building the System

The following pictures were found here:



A few construction pictures, found via Google Images (I love rail welding pictures :-):




    In Elmira assembly

  In Test


  Typical station

  I wonder who is paying to re-label all of this stuff?

Historic Pictures

The following picture comes from, and was Cincinnati's last "old" streetcar.

  Muni car in Cincinnati colors




Historical USGS Maps

Courtesy of the University of Texas Library, click here for their index page.
This page is at:


I love trains, and I love signals.  I am not an expert.  My webpages reflect what I find on the topic of the page.  This is something I have fun with while trying to help others. 

Please Note:  Since the main focus of my two websites is railroad signals, the railfan guides are oriented towards the signal fan being able to locate them.  For those of you into the modeling aspect of our hobby, my indexa page has a list of almost everything railroad oriented I can think of to provide you with at least a few pictures to help you detail your pike.

If this is a railfan page, every effort has been made to make sure that the information contained on this map and in this railfan guide is correct.  Once in a while, an error may creep in :-) 

My philosophy: Pictures and maps are worth a thousand words, especially for railfanning.  Text descriptions only get you so far, especially if you get lost or disoriented.  Take along good maps.... a GPS is OK to get somewhere, but maps are still better if you get lost!  I belong to AAA, which allows you to get local maps for free when you visit the local branches.  ADC puts out a nice series of county maps for the Washington DC area, but their state maps do not have the railroads on them.  If you can find em, I like the National Geographic map book of the U.S..... good, clear, and concise graphics, and they do a really good job of showing you where tourist type attractions are, although they too lack the railroads.  Other notes about specific areas will show up on that page if known.

By the way, floobydust is a term I picked up 30-40 years ago from a National Semiconductor data book, and means miscellaneous and/or other stuff.

Pictures and additional information is always needed if anyone feels inclined to take 'em, send 'em, and share 'em, or if you have something to add or correct.... credit is always given! BE NICE!!! Contact info is here

Beware: If used as a source, ANYTHING from Wikipedia must be treated as being possibly being inaccurate, wrong, or not true.


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