Tiles, trains, and all the magnetic feels
Two of my favorite activities to do with Mr. Two Years Old is play with his train tracks and Magna-Tiles. We started with a relatively small batch of both, but then he got big upgrades for Christmas and from his cousins as hand-me-downs, so recently we’ve been really going wild. When we first got the […]
Fly the L flag
On my way to a concert last night, I noticed the flag-like design of the Chicago L train platform and tracks when viewed from above: Track, platform, and the space in between. “The space between” being, in essence, what public transportation is.
Life as a CTA rail operator
“In that motorcab was my serenity.” Another great Chicago story from WBEZ’s Curious City: what it’s like to operate the L trains.
DDC 380-389: We built this city on rock and roads
A Teach Me How To Dewey production This Is How We Dewey: 380 Commerce, communications, transport 381 Internal commerce (Domestic trade) 382 International commerce (Foreign trade) 383 Postal communication 384 Communications; Telecommunication 385 Railroad transportation 386 Inland waterway & ferry transportation 387 Water, air, space transportation 388 Transportation; Ground transportation 389 Metrology & standardization Honestly, […]