Peter Svarzbein


Peter Svarzbein’s collection of photos he captured in 2010 until this year show the trolleys are currently on desert land right on the outskirts of the El Paso International Airport. The PCC Streetcars ran daily from the 1940’s to 1974 between El Paso & Cd. Juarez. He visited with the machines of the Art-Deco era perhaps a dozen times, feeling a little less nostalgic and a little more hopeful. Hopeful that El Paso would honor their presence and contribution to the city and to the border and figure out some way to have them live in the world and not dying in the desert. That hope has turned to a reality, which fills Svarzbein with clarity and resolve to push the future forward and hopefully others as well.