January 14, 2013 |
The Center City steam loop, source of the Dickensian sidewalk vapor clouds that have warmed the soles of generations of pedestrians, does not normally evoke images of a modern energy system. But in the last two years, the system's owner, Veolia Energy, has quietly upgraded its century-old power plant in Grays Ferry to reposition the nation's third-largest district heating system as an environmentally friendly energy source. Veolia is calling it "green steam. " On Monday, Mayor Nutter and Robert F. Powelson, chairman of the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC)
July 10, 1988 |
You once wrote about historic steam locomotives around the country that still take passengers on special trips. My husband is a railroad buff, and we are going to Britain and wondered if they have this type of train trip there. Also, can you suggest any day trips from London? Although steam trains officially departed from the British scene 20 years ago, it still is possible to take a ride on one of these delightful old trains, now privately owned. One excursion takes passengers on the Pennine Limited on six Wednesdays during the summer.
December 28, 2003 |
Matt Keith and Ajay Baines scored goals in the first period to give the Norfolk Admirals a lead they never relinquished on the way to a 3-2 victory over the Phantoms last night in an AHL game in Norfolk, Va. Baines' second goal of the night, which came 6 minutes, 53 seconds into the third period, extended Norfolk's lead to 3-1. Defenseman Randy Jones scored for the Phantoms with two seconds left in the game. Freddy Meyer's power-play goal enabled the Phantoms to stay close to the Admirals at 2-1. It was the only score of the second period, coming with less than three minutes remaining.
May 1, 1991 |
Clouds of steam set fire alarms wailing at City Hall yesterday. The building was evacuated and firefighters rushed to investigate. Fire officials said faulty venting of the building's heating and cooling system allowed steam to escape into the corridors. Workers returned after a 40-minute break.
September 26, 1988 |
Two civilian maintenance workers at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard were scalded to death yesterday morning by 350-degree steam as they attempted to open an underground valve at the South Philadelphia facility. The medical examiner's office identified the victims as Charles Carlson, 42, of the 1000 block of Tree Street in South Philadelphia, and Ted Shaw, 28, of the 1900 block of Mayland Road in West Oak Lane. A spokesman for the shipyard said the pair had noticed that steam needed to power machinery was not reaching its destinations throughout the shipyard.
June 28, 1987 |
"Once this was the steam locomotive capital of the world," laments Ron Tapke, gesturing toward the sprawling yet largely empty Union Pacific rail yards here. Thirty years ago, before the diesels came, Cheyenne was the staging point for fleets of long-boilered steamers that slogged long freight and passenger trains up the steep mountain grades toward the Continental Divide. The giant articulateds - engines with two sets of drive wheels riding under an enormous boiler - were a U.P. tradition.
October 22, 2001 |
Sum 41, the reigning kings of fresh-scrubbed pop punk, offer plenty of ammunition for their detractors. But at Friday's show at the Electric Factory, the Toronto outfit proved it could pull off one hour's worth of loud, spanking rock-and-roll and make the very young, capacity crowd believe it - which in today's pop world is more impressive than it sounds. Sum 41 is four bratty, brazen, and basically good-natured suburbanites who have chosen punk's (and metal's) spectacle as a way of letting off steam.
April 2, 1987 |
Taylor Hospital has been granted a zoning variance that permits it to build a gas-fired steam and electricity generating facility next to the hospital on Bartol Avenue. The Ridley Park Zoning Hearing Board voted, 3-0, last week to allow Taylor Hospital to construct the plant 4 feet, 10 inches from the adjacent right of way. The borough zoning code requires a setback of 20 feet. Charles Neely, president of the Borough Council, said he was comfortable with changes in the plant's design and other conditions agreed to by hospital officials.
November 5, 1997 |
On his weekly radio show last night, Eagles fullback Kevin Turner explained his presence at a pro wrestling event Monday night at the CoreStates Spectrum by saying he needed to "blow a little steam off" after the Birds' embarrassing loss to the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday. Turner, who committed four costly penalties in the defeat, said he went with center Steve Everitt and right tackle Barrett Brooks. Early yesterday morning, Everitt was arrested in Mount Laurel and charged with speeding, driving under the influence and possession of drug paraphernalia.
March 5, 1989 |
It's easy to get cranky about modern American supermarket vegetables, raised more for beauty than for flavor, weeks out of the soil by the time they are sold, tainted by who knows what assortment of biocides. On the other hand, a recent trip to the Caribbean has convinced me that it's mighty hard to do without them. I ate in Santo Domingo and ate well: the smooth, tart tropical fruits called soursops, fragrant pineapples, deep-flavored bananas unlike any that are sold here. There were crisp-crusted yuca fritters, crunchy casabe bread, and creamy, long-simmered beans.