(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.

Map showing right-of-way and marker locations Marker popup window Postcard detail view
A selection of screenshots from

Project type

Website (in progress)

Technologies used

  • HTML, CSS, JavaScript for website development.
  • Integration of Leaflet open-source JavaScript mapping library for displaying street railway locations on maps.
  • GeoJSON files to store and access geographic data (map markers and railway right-of-way).

Deployment method

  • 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.