There are about three times as many passengers at Lambert as at Memphis. The aircraft operations are similar (with Memphis slightly ahead, thanks to cargo) Lambert presently has just shy of sixty accessible gates. (Not counting those in closed off areas or behind coffee shops.) Memphis has nearly se...
You know, East St. Louis is, in fact, the eastern end of the central corridor. That's why things like the Majestic and the Spivey building are there. Think for a minute about the implications of what you're saying and what it means to the people there that you want to steal away what's left of their...
^I'm not terribly familiar with the Brightline offerings. Just reading a little on wiki it sounds like they're using a similar Siemens locomotive for power on their Florida trains, and the rooflines match more or less exactly. I'll particularly miss the Budd built Amfleet cars, and even the Bombardi...
April numbers are out. Up 5.5% for the month. 4.6% for the year. https://www.flystl.com/uploads/documents/public-notices-and-reports/2018AprRptPubRel.pdf Also, Southwest currently has 80 employees in town from their revenue management and network planning team, touring the area. They are visiting e...
^Yeah, probably more efficient to just start liking them in advance. Hard to do though.
Shadrach was a little surprised the other day when I didn't make it out to Lambert for the inaugural Wow flight. I rather wanted to, but nobody was paying me for that and I had company in from out of town, so I couldn't make it out until today. That said, I hate to disappoint: One purple bus to ride...
I try not to make a habit out of junking this thread up with my pictures, but . . . I'll make a small exception for the Wow flight. https://farm1.staticflickr.com/970/42291751631_ccbbd4d9b1_c.jpg https://farm1.staticflickr.com/886/40485654070_1cf71a1296_c.jpg Keflavik has landed. (Okay, I'm a few da...
I love the rainy night look. :)
^And how much fuel does it dump onto the pavement to do it? And how many passenger miles per gallon does that equate to? Sure sure. There are more powerful things out there. More powerful trains, even. More powerful steam locomotives from seventy years ago. 1522 was about comparable, though not as f...
MarkHaversham wrote: Is that a new engine?
Yes, that's one of the new Siemens SC-44 Chargers.
^Nice catch! I see them over on the east side often enough, since they have a yard over there, but not this side of the river too much. I wonder if that's pool power? Looks like too much for a transfer job. Anyway . . . neat!
looks like YOU supplied the art TODAY, my friend. :wink: beautiful shots. *Blushing* Thank you sir! There will doubtless be more. Auntie Five is still here and we have a couple more stops to make before she leaves on Tuesday. Good stuff! BTW, what's the deal with this shot? I love Islamic architect...
A few new shots: Amtrak in Kirkwood https://farm1.staticflickr.com/867/41921084451_79c3ba8e77_c.jpg https://farm1.staticflickr.com/830/41021396205_121bf3b037_c.jpg UP on the High Line https://farm1.staticflickr.com/961/42193944621_0887fb78fb_c.jpg (At least, I assume it was UP, even though this isn'...
(And much the same could be said of some northside neighborhoods. Fairground Park has the potential to be a very solid anchor, for instance.)
Carondelet has Carondelet Park as a fairly important park anchor and an entertainment district surrounding the Ivory Triangle anchored by the Ivory Theatre now. Also arguably the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. There's nothing quite as big as a Wash U. or a Botanical Garden, but there are plent...
Part 3: The Vietnamese Architect Auntie comes to visit. I've been obliged to try to give the good building tour. May 15. New Cathedral first: https://farm1.staticflickr.com/974/27290474517_a2b77d7626_c.jpg https://farm1.staticflickr.com/827/42162037541_68ecb21c66_c.jpg https://farm1.staticflickr.com...
Part 2. A grab shot, a concert, and a visit from a CoMO friend: A grab shot out at Laclede Groves in Webster. My grandmother has been keeping up their candles. Not the most prominent piece of architecture in town, but not bad for a blink and you miss it retirement facility. https://farm1.staticflick...
All right. It's time for a serious photodump . . . (It's been a busy month.) To keep this managable I'm going to break this up some. First, April 26th I went to the garden with my wife and a friend of hers: https://farm1.staticflickr.com/829/27878824588_55b4ea4516_c.jpg https://farm1.staticflickr.co...
^I think this is closely related to the Urban Theory thread link to the study comparing the two blocks with similar value homes and different tax returns due to different lot sizes and whether or not this is fair. Essentially, the argument was that the small lots were subsidizing the large ones, sin...
^Politicians have to play politics or they don't get elected. There are times to fight that, but you really have to pick your hills to die on. After all, you can only do it once.
Also: I do like the fact that these seem to be something useful to lots of people of all sorts and not just trendy types.
There was an OFO sitting outside the D concourse at Lambert last Friday when my wife and I picked up her fifth auntie. Believe it or don't. Just sitting there on the sidewalk halfway between terminals. In the middle of nowhere. The OFOs haven't achieved Limelike saturation yet, but . . . At least th...
^There's gorgeous structures there, I just have no idea how to get the investment to do anything at all. The commercial finance system would never back anything there. Illinois won't or can't. (It's not Chicago, so does Illinois even really care?) I can't envision any kind of regional agency that wo...
I've been very excited to see that. (I've been down there a couple of times this year, but haven't been able to make it in for a variety of reasons. Time, mostly.) It's really nice to see what a top notch job they did. Thank you! :) Will have to expedite.
^I figured the fact that they tore down a monoculture and replaced it with a monoculture was a good hint that they weren't too concerned with little ecological niceties for wild critters. Can't see why the ponds should be any different. This whole thing has been a bit disappointing to me, top to bot...