StreetRailway.com (under construction) will document the historical trolley lines/street railways and interurban lines of Northeastern Pennsylvania. As an archive of my personal collection of postcards and photographs related to the street railways, the website will display images and information in context on dynamic maps. The maps are custom-built using the Leaflet library and display georeferenced basemaps and field-collected GPS data tracing the former railway lines. Markers placed on the map indicate locations of track structures, stations, cars, and postcard views. The images will display in a lightbox overlay on top of the map, and detailed histories will be linked from the map.
Website (in progress)
- GeoJSON files to store and access geographic data (map markers and railway right-of-way).
- Content creation via HTML files.
- Local development using Git repository.
- Application and content versioned in Git repository, commits pushed to Github, and automatically built and served by Netlify.