Old 12-26-2010, 03:57 PM   #1
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An interesting essay in the impact of railroad on, really, humanity, in a way. Everything from discussion of space vs. time in human life to architecture. Focusing on the early history, so 19th century, when the impact was first being felt, and also early 20th century.

One interesting tidbit, at one time platform tickets were sold for those who wanted to be at the station but were not going anywhere.

Part 1 of 2, the 2nd part in a month. Tony Judt was a prominent historian who passed away earlier this year.

http://www.nybooks.com/articles/arch...gination=false
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Old 12-26-2010, 06:20 PM   #2
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Very interesting... thanks for posting...

I think there are places in Europe that you can still buy platform tickets to this day.
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