Kudos and Criticism for “Sense of Place” in March issue

Historic Paoli Local trains are misrepresented in magazine.

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Loved “Sense of Place” (March 2014)—particularly the detail on the rail stops. —Michael O’Neill, Narberth

The “Sense of Place” article in the March issue made some interesting points about the Main Line brand. But the piece on “The Real Main Line” contained one obvious error: Our Paoli Local trains never looked anything like the trolley cars pictured. In reality, the vehicles in the photo are Red Arrow trolleys, which were based out of the 69th Street Terminal until the early 1980s. Because they used an entirely different electrical system, they couldn’t operate on the line to Paoli. —Frank G. Tatnall, Radnor

I picked up the February 2014 edition of Main Line Today at the doctor’s office, and the last page was “My Cross to Bear” as much as the author’s. I, too, went to Catholic School (before Katie Bambi-Kohler did), and my kids now go. I’m sure there are people out there who went to public school, Hebrew school, Quaker school, etc., who have plenty to say about their experiences, as well.  There was no reason to slander Holy Saviour Parish. Our Perpetual Adolescent of Complaint would be a more fitting name for this author, and I would never visit her blog. —Sandra DeOrzio, Newtown Square

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