November 28, 2012 |
Coal trains stopped trundling over Darby Creek into Exelon Corp.'s Eddystone generating station some time ago, after the utility announced plans to retire its coal-fired power generation units. By this time next year, a train could begin rolling in daily to Eddystone carrying Bakken crude oil from North Dakota for use at Philadelphia-area refineries. On Monday, Enbridge Inc. , of Calgary, Alberta, said it has agreed with a Philadelphia-area partner to form the Eddystone Rail Co. and convert the train facility at the generating station from one capable of handling coal hoppers to tank cars.
November 12, 2012 |
Drexel University's entrepreneurial president has set his sights on the possibility of building over and developing part of the Schuylkill Rail Yards, long ogled by visionaries for its expansive prospects yet largely untouched because of the potential infrastructure problems it poses. President John A. Fry is embarking on a university-funded million-dollar-plus feasibility study with Amtrak and SEPTA to determine options. Could 30th Street Station and its West Philadelphia community be connected to the Art Museum and Center City via an elevated platform built atop the rail yards?
October 29, 2012
FOR THOSE OF YOU who have never had the opportunity to be on a movie set, hop on the El and get off at the Somerset train station - lights, cameras, action! Let the rolling begin. This movie is a thriller, action, comedy, and horror all rolled in one. What you are going to stumble upon (not meaning the doped-out junkie on the ground) is a sight to be seen. You will encounter all forms of junkies, drug dealers, prostitutes, drunks, trash, needles, empty heroin bags, etc. Let me set the scene for you: As you are walking down the El steps at the Somerset station, you will begin to hear "Works!"
September 21, 2012 |
A man apparently shot and killed himself in his car this morning at SEPTA's Radnor train station, police said. The shooting prompted a temporary lockdown at nearby Radnor High School, but police said that was done not at their urging. The apparent suicide was reported to police about 7 a.m. Police said the unidentified man, who was not a Radnor Township resident, was in his mid-30s. The car was still running when police arrived and investigators found a suicide note inside the vehicle.
July 23, 2012 |
GETTYSBURG - Tourists trickle through the Gettysburg Train Station's burgundy door, some to escape the heat, others to pick up battlefield maps. Only a few come to trace Lincoln's path through here to deliver the two-minute speech that defined the Civil War and began to reunify a nation. When Walter Powell walks through, his eyes don't register the racks of picked-over tourism brochures or the weary travelers resting achy feet on 150-year-old benches. Rather, he sees what the station could be: a bustling railroad museum that gives visitors a fuller picture of the Civil War and draws tourists to downtown businesses.
July 6, 2012
A shooting near the North Philadelphia train station Thursday morning left a teenager dead, authorities said. A boy in his late teens was shot in the chest shortly before noon on the 1400 block of West Glenwood Avenue at Broad Street underneath the overpass, police said. The victim was taken to Temple University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead about 12:25 p.m. His identity was not available Thursday night. - Sam Wood
July 6, 2012 |
A shooting near the North Philadelphia train station has left one teen dead and caused trains to temporarily bypass the station. A boy in his late teens was shot in the chest shortly before noon on the 1400 block of West Glenwood Avenue at Broad Street underneath the overpass, police said. The victim was taken to Temple University Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 12:23 p.m. Trains on SEPTA's Trenton Line were bypassing the station until further notice due to a police investigation, SEPTA officials said.
June 1, 2012 |
A woman whose body was dumped in a wooded area near train tracks in East Germantown on Monday had been strangled, Philadelphia police said Thursday. She was identified as Candace Holmes, 27, of the 6700 block of North 17th Street in West Oak Lane. A passerby spotted the body wrapped and tied in bed sheets about 5:30 p.m. Monday in a wooded section on Rufe Street near Collum Street, a short walk from SEPTA's Wister train station. The woman had nothing on her feet but was dressed.
May 13, 2012 |
In July 2010, my boyfriend Eric and I were five days into our first trip together. After two days in Marseille, France, we planned to take a train to Nice. From there, we'd fly to Rome. When we got to the train station, Eric asked a conductor (in French!) which train went to Nice. We boarded, settled into comfortable seats, and pulled out our books for the trip. As we pulled away from the platform, the conductor began announcing the stops. After a minute, I realized the cities were going the wrong direction.
April 27, 2012 |
It's not the image nor the label one often associates with dedicated doctors. But on Sunday afternoon, "Rockin' Docs" will be rockin' out at the Electric Factory, complete with special effects and pretty impressive music sets offered by five bands. The unusual element: Most of the rockers are area physicians. For Drs. Jeremy Jaffe and Ken Einhorn, founders of Rockin' Docs for Diabetes Cure, this second annual event has deep personal significance. Their event's purpose is to raise both awareness and funds for Type 1 (juvenile diabetes)