Curious what folks were eating — or could eat — at Union Station's Harvey House restaurant 70 years ago? Answer: shirred eggs (baked eggs), fish species identified by geography and not species name and deviled egg sandwiches and prune juice. People: when was the last time you saw prune juice [continue reading]
If you happened to be in downtown Sierra Madre on Friday afternoon and wondered who the idiot was stumbling around in the street juggling an iPad and Nikon DSLR, look no further. The idiot was me. But I was there to serve a larger purpose: to try to update Alan [continue reading]
After taking the month of August off, Service Councils will resume their normal meeting schedules in September. As usual, a wide range of topics will be covered at the different meetings. Please note that some of the presentations are tentative at the time of this posting. All Service Council meetings [continue reading]
Two observations from this set of past and present photos along Crenshaw Boulevard: 1. It’s a shame that there are so few food outlets remaining that serve both donuts and chili dogs. 2. Those set of three ugly nearly street level billboards in the bottom set of photos: They were [continue reading]
Calling all transit and history fans! Hundreds more “Then & Now” historic L.A. transit photos available here!
It’s a beautiful thing when Southern Californians take pride in their fascinating and diverse history. This past weekend the Metro Transportation Library & Archive logged its 3,000,000th view on our online Flickr photo gallery (yes, three million in less than five years). Over here at The Source, the reaction to “then [continue reading]
As reported last week, a “mocked up” Metro rail vehicle with new styling and graphics designed by Metro Creative Services is rolling through the Blue and Expo Line this week to test its performance. Car 148 left the Blue Line yard on its maiden voyage this afternoon. Have you seen [continue reading]
As previously reported, the Metro Board of Directors recently approved purchasing new light rail vehicles from Kinkisharyo International. Metro’s Creative Services group has since been hard at work creating distinctive styling and graphics for the new rail cars as well as the entire rail fleet. “The forward looking design is [continue reading]