Posts Tagged ‘Eakins Oval’

A Disaster Waiting To Happen? Oil Trains And The Collision at Fairmount Park Tunnel

A Disaster Waiting To Happen? Oil Trains And The Collision at Fairmount Park Tunnel

March 23, 2015  |  History

Crude oil train accidents are happening all over the country at an alarming rate. As 160,000 barrels move through Philadelphia daily, many worry that a disaster is going to happen sooner than later. Harry K put an eye on present day concerns about the oil trains running along the Schuylkill River East Side Railroad and looks at the tragic accident of 1900 inside Fairmount Park Tunnel > more

The Spring Garden Tunnel: A New Bike Route to West Philadelphia?

The Spring Garden Tunnel: A New Bike Route to West Philadelphia?

June 6, 2014  |  Urbanism

The unused lane of Spring Garden's Street seems like a no-brainer to make for a safe bike passage under very-busy Eakins Oval. Or does it? Brendan Skwire tried it out for himself before deciding > more