Cameron on Transportation History 2019

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Buckminster Fuller’s Dymaxion Car, Produced in Bridgeport in the 1930s: Cameron on Transportation

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Did you know that Bridgeport was once the home of “the car of the future?” It was the Tesla of its era, but only three were ever built. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Jim Cameron Loves Reading Timetables. This Column Is More Interesting Than Doing That. — Cameron on Transportation

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I love reading timetables. Not the new ones on smartphone apps, but the old printed ones. Reading about a train or plane’s journey on paper is almost like taking the ride itself. (more…) Continue Reading →

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You Can Catch a Ride on a Helicopter: Technology First Flown in Connecticut: Cameron on Transportation

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Have you ever flown in a helicopter? They seem such a glamorous (if expensive) way to travel, bypassing the traffic en route to the airport or sightseeing over rugged terrain. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Scranton’s Steamtown Museum, for Kids and Train Enthusiasts: Cameron on Transportation

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Not all national historic sites are cited on mountains or historic battlefields. In nearby Scranton, Pennsylvania, there is a unique national park that celebrates a machine and its effect on this country’s history: Steamtown is all about steam-powered locomotives. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Remembrance of Airlines Past: Cameron on Transportation

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Rail fans call them “fallen flags.”

They are railroads that no longer exist, like the original New Haven and New York Central railroads. But before I start getting all misty eyed, let’s also pay homage to airlines that have flown away into history. (more…) Continue Reading →

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