Farewell, streetcars: Shoot now or cry later

Far from home -- by Joe Reifer

Far from home -- by Joe Reifer

This news just in from Telstar Logistics -- at least eight of the vintage PCC streetcars stored up in Lake Tahoe have been purchased and will be trucked to suburban development near St. Louis where they will become diners, cafés, sushi bars, or bookstores. Read all about it, and don't miss the fascinating backstory, and Telstar's photos of this location from May 2006.

One of my photographer's mottos has become shoot now or cry later. It's hard to tell if an interesting site for photos will be around for 20 more years, or 20 more minutes. Every time a site gets dismantled, burned, or knocked down it's just a motivator to check the location list and get out and shoot. Thanks again to Telstar for helping me make the streetcar shoot happen last year.

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