Month: March 2013

Red Rocket Redux

Our March 13 feature The Old Math (144 = 225) helped prompt this sequel, where we present more Chicago streetcar fantrip photos circa 1954-58. Except for one, these pictures are from the CTA Historical Photo Collection. Even a partial list… Read More ›

A Tale of Two High Speeds

There were three series of high-speed, lightweight interurban cars built during the Depression era. There were 20 “Red Devils” built for the Cincinnati and Lake Erie in 1930, one of which raced an airplane in a famous publicity stunt. There… Read More ›

Somewhere West of Laramie

This 1923 ad copy became more famous than the Jordan Playboy, the car it promoted: SOMEWHERE west of Laramie there’s a bronco-busting, steer roping girl who knows what I’m talking about. She can tell what a sassy pony, that’s a… Read More ›