10th Newsletter Complete
Bells & Whistles—2/14/20
Bells & Whistles—2/7/20
Official Map: Amtrak Network Map by James Niehues for Amtrak’s “The National” Magazine
Podcast: Interview with 2020 Railroader of the Year Pat Ottensmeyer, KCS
Griff returns with another Great Australian Rail Trip tonight on ABC
Japanese Narrow Gauge -762mm Lines – Part 5 – The Kiso Railway – Part D – The Atera Valley and the Nojiri Forest Railway
Submission – Fantasy Map: North East Overground (neo) Bus Network, Newcastle upon Tyne by Owain
Japanese Narrow Gauge -762mm Lines – Part 2 – The Kiso Railway – Part A
New Official Map: Singapore MRT System Map, 2019
A simple and modernist diagram of transit services in Halifax, produced in advance of the system converting from a mix of buses and trolleybuses to all diesel buses on January 1, 1970. The disclaimer that “a full-colour map will be available shortly” seems to indicate that this particular map was somewhat of a placeholder effort until a final solution was produced.
Despite that, it’s quite handsome in its simplicity and the clear explanatory text to lower right complements the map well. The fact that there’s only a handful of routes makes it easy to follow them across the map, even though everything is the same colour.
Of note is that this is the very first transit diagram produced by renowned design firm Gottschalk+Ash.
The final word: Simple, clean modernist design. Works well because of the relative simplicity of the network. Three-and-a-half stars.
Source: Canada Modern archives
This article first appeared on www.transitmap.net
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