Milwaukee’s amazing shoegaze band Brief Candles released an EP not too long ago. Get it (I just did). Now if they would only play Madison…
I always love this list. Don’t get me started on Wisconsin’s transportation policies.
Metra’s A2 interlocker, circa 1932, represents two of the biggest problems facing the nation’s second-largest commuter rail line: delays and capital needs. Switching snafus are the largest cause of Metra delays, Metra data indicates. And A2 is among the top of the heap of Metra’s estimated $9.66 billion in capital needs over the next decade, with only $2 billion expected to plug the hole.
Totally cool in an analog, look-at-all-the-switches and big-board way (like the original Star Trek bridge), but also a total nightmare in 2014. The sort of thing that should be in a museum where kids can play on it.