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Bus, Rail, Etc Transport Pic Thread - Jan/Feb 2010

Thu Jan 21, 2010 5:29 am

Lets keep the thread alive. I'll start by posting some of my shots of buses, trains, etc.

2009 NABI 45C.05 LFW "CompoBus"
LACMTA # 8384 at Van Nuys & Foothill ( Pacoima, Ca )
The bus body is made in Hungary. They are then shipped to the other NABI facility in Anniston, Alabama where the seats, powertrain, doors, and other components are put together. The buses are then driven from Alabama to California.

http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll206/ea90744c/IMG_3409.jpg

http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll206/ea90744c/IMG_3431.jpg


This is what i drive on a daily basis.....
http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll206/ea90744c/IMG_3379.jpg

http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll206/ea90744c/IMG_3180-1.jpg

My attempt at panning
http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll206/ea90744c/IMG_2218.jpg



2007 AnsaldoBreda P2550 light rail cars.
LACMTA Pasadena-bound Gold Line train departing LAUS
http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll206/ea90744c/IMG_3616.jpg


Collins & NE 72nd St ( North Beach-Miami, FL )
http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll206/ea90744c/IMG_2427.jpg


2004 NABI 040.17 LFW
The 4100s/4200s are my favorite in the Miami Dade Transit fleet. I like how the DD Series 50EGR engine sound in these buses.

http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll206/ea90744c/IMG_2461.jpg


Care to guess which bus was mines ?
http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll206/ea90744c/IMG_1945.jpg



http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll206/ea90744c/030908023-7.jpg

Cute ... a baby Orion 07 hybrid at West Portal Sta
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RE: Bus, Rail, Etc Transport Pic Thread - Jan/Feb 2010

Thu Jan 21, 2010 12:08 pm

Thanks for bringing back the thread and sharing those pictures!
While I don't have anything to share I sure enjoy seeing them.

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RE: Bus, Rail, Etc Transport Pic Thread - Jan/Feb

Thu Jan 21, 2010 2:01 pm

Glid!
Welcome back, buddy! I've missed you!

My guess is that the bus you're driving is the last one in that line....

I'm back doing the Number 7 so I often find myself here at Nanaimo Station. I'm inserting an older picture for a little bus eye-candy.

http://lh4.ggpht.com/_lJz0vhXy1Mg/S1hcxFTzXtI/AAAAAAAAAMc/7QXs4fSsEK0/s720/At_Nanaimo_Stn.jpg

Although it's not July when this picture was taken, it might as well be.... temperatures are regularly hitting 10+ celsius right now.... and that is wreaking havoc on the snow on Cypress Mountain for the Winter Olympics. Cherry blossoms are easily 8 weeks ahead and there's a magnolia tree that's ready to break into blossom too- and that shouldn't happen until mid-April!!!!
 
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Thu Jan 21, 2010 10:40 pm



Quoting Glid4500 (Thread starter):
2009 NABI 45C.05 LFW "CompoBus"
LACMTA # 8384 at Van Nuys & Foothill ( Pacoima, Ca )
The bus body is made in Hungary. They are then shipped to the other NABI facility in Anniston, Alabama where the seats, powertrain, doors, and other components are put together. The buses are then driven from Alabama to California.

WOW, a 'retro bus'!  Wow!
That is cool  Cool

Quoting Glid4500 (Thread starter):
Cute ... a baby Orion 07 hybrid at West Portal Sta

That is the exact location of a MUNI train crash last year.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rCdgzuYXApQ&feature=fvw
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RE: Bus, Rail, Etc Transport Pic Thread - Jan/Feb 2010

Thu Jan 21, 2010 11:33 pm

Nice pics!

Our new trams, introduced in 2006..with newer versions introduced last year.

http://www.freewebs.com/adelaiderailpics/HPIM0404.JPG

Quite an improvement over the old one..

http://austtrams.tripod.com/sapres/sap02.jpg

The solar powered bus introduced in 2007..



The normal city buses...

http://www.abc.net.au/reslib/200705/r146991_517607.jpg

http://www.abc.net.au/reslib/200709/r175288_665845.jpg

And of course..the O-Bahn..supposed to be the longest guided busway in the world..





http://www.abc.net.au/reslib/200809/r290452_1241676.jpg
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RE: Bus, Rail, Etc Transport Pic Thread - Jan/Feb 2010

Thu Jan 21, 2010 11:52 pm

Three pics I took while at work, showing (east) german regional trains

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y43/Racuda/IMG_1165.jpg

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y43/Racuda/IMG_1171.jpg

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y43/Racuda/IMG_1148.jpg

It's been rather cold 'round here...
 
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RE: Bus, Rail, Etc Transport Pic Thread - Jan/Feb 2010

Fri Jan 22, 2010 2:27 am

Only got photos from September last year.

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_tTveYWZ5z8I/Sp1Zdj43GSI/AAAAAAABTvs/CcM04Eh1B_8/s800/P1140826.JPG
September 2009. A Type 82 EMU at Kuala Lumpur's Stesen Sentral in operation, but pulled by a diesel locomotive with what I suspect is a generator to supply electricity for the airconditioning. KTM seemed to cancel every second service.

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_tTveYWZ5z8I/Sp1ZYFT0qvI/AAAAAAABTvM/LCYyIBT_TPI/s800/P1140822.JPG
Very noisy and smoky diesel electric hauled service, probably destined for Singapore, passes through the Mid-Valley commuter station in Kuala Lumpur in September 2009.

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_tTveYWZ5z8I/SrlfnysRR8I/AAAAAAABXsc/tvb8RPvemhE/s800/P1160376.JPG
CityRail commuter train at Sutherland Station, Sydney, in the big dust storm in September.
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Fri Jan 22, 2010 5:37 am

Today, the City of Vancouver and Bombardier officially opened the "Olympic Line" between Olympic Village SkyTrain Station on the Canada Line and Granville Island.

Brussels was very kind to lend to us these to brand-new Bombardier Flexity trams. The city and Bombardier are trying to shame the regional transit authority, Translink, into funding these amazing trains I imagine. I rode on it during my spread earlier today (Jan 21st). Turns out it was being driven (Eastward) with a recently retired transit operator who chased me up and down Cambie Street on the 15 last Spring! Thanks for the great time, Gabe!

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_lJz0vhXy1Mg/S1k1sIbhohI/AAAAAAAAAMo/XKRMDm6vQzk/s720/IMG00063-20100121-1246.jpg
Me in front of the tram at Granville Island Station.

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_lJz0vhXy1Mg/S1k1sGGxGnI/AAAAAAAAAMs/7w306cR4YqY/s720/IMG00066-20100121-1256.jpg
The interior cab- taken at Olympic Village Station. (All the writing is in French, but for us square-head Anglos, we've added the tape instructions. Just off the right edge of the photo there's a switch marked "Don't touch this"!
 
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RE: Bus, Rail, Etc Transport Pic Thread - Jan/Feb 2010

Fri Jan 22, 2010 6:22 am

Here are a couple of my contributions. Origionally, I had sent these to my brother, who is very interested in mass transit, so I never thought they would end up here, but:
http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s170/ericjet503/SRtc.jpg
Santa Rosa Transit Center. Usually visited by four different agencies (Golden Gate Transit, Sonoma County Transit, VINE, and Santa Rosa CityBus) but, on a Wednesday afternoon, it is pretty slow.

http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s170/ericjet503/sonomacotrans.jpg
Sonoma County Transit. They have longer buses than this, but this one happened to pull into Santa Rosa Tranist Center as I was walking by. Hence the wierd angle.

http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s170/ericjet503/srcitybus.jpg
One of the new Santa Rosa CityBus buses. They have the short version and the long version. I like the paint scheme on these much better than the old boring blue and white. Yes, I was driving, so the oppotunity came quickly. Also, one of these was not at the transit center.

http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s170/ericjet503/munijudah.jpg
Two car N-Judah MUNI train near Parnassus. They are a bit like the old Type I MAX trains in Portland, but shorter.
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RE: Bus, Rail, Etc Transport Pic Thread - Jan/Feb 2010

Fri Jan 22, 2010 6:34 am



Quoting Czbbflier (Reply 2):
Nanaimo Station

Somehow I just like the sound of "Nanaimo"!  biggrin 

Quoting Czbbflier (Reply 7):
Today, the City of Vancouver and Bombardier officially opened the "Olympic Line" between Olympic Village SkyTrain Station on the Canada Line and Granville Island.

I must make a trip to catch this cute lil streetcar! Guess I didn't notice the construction when I walked around the Olympic Village station.

Here's my contrribution from a recent trip to Seattle:

http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u252/AznMadSci/iPhone/b5517056.jpg
Arriving at Westlake Station

http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u252/AznMadSci/iPhone/2320c9d8.jpg
Train depot area close to Beacon Hill station

http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u252/AznMadSci/iPhone/a0c6be68.jpg
Inside the Link trains.
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RE: Bus, Rail, Etc Transport Pic Thread - Jan/Feb 2010

Fri Jan 22, 2010 6:37 am

http://mobil.abendblatt.de/hamburg/k...t.html?cid=hamburg-kommunales&li=1 (German only)

I don't have any pictures of my own, but I do have news on Hamburg's U-Bahn network. From this May until October, as part of Brückenschlag 2010, the viaduct on line U3 between Baumwall and Rödingsmarkt will be closed. The almost 100 year old viaduct will be torn down and replaced with a brandnew viaduct, with part of the track between the two stations changed, in order to reduce noise and make the turn less tight. The current viaduct is probably one of the tightest turns that exists in any subway/tube/metro/U-Bahn network in existence and it can only be passed with a vMax of 30 km/h (about 20 mph).

People may be instructed to switch to the S-Bahn if they wish to go from station Landungsbrücken to Central Station or to Rathaus (though from U3 station Rathaus, they have to go through the tunnel that connects station Rathaus with Jungfernstieg, station of lines U1, U2, S1, S2 and S3). This could have an impact on those heading to the Dom, as well as to the upcoming 2010 World Cup Fanfest at the Heiligengeistfeld. So, for those visiting Hamburg anytime soon and wanting to feel what I mean with the current viaduct between Baumwall and Rödingsmarkt on line U3, you have time until this May to experience that tight turn yourselves.  Wink
 
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RE: Bus, Rail, Etc Transport Pic Thread - Jan/Feb 2010

Fri Jan 22, 2010 9:41 am

The Phoenix, Arizona light rail system in action!

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Metro Light Rail - Phoenix, AZ
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RE: Bus, Rail, Etc Transport Pic Thread - Jan/Feb 2010

Fri Jan 22, 2010 10:26 am



Quoting Czbbflier (Reply 7):
Brussels was very kind to lend to us these to brand-new Bombardier Flexity trams.

I rode several of them in Brussels in December. Pretty good ride, at least within the Premetro system.

When I first saw one arriving, it reminded me very much of the "Porsche" trams in Prague.


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Now, Prague will be getting 15Ts, like this one.

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(pictures from Wikipedia)

There has been much controversy about 14Ts, but I like them.
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RE: Bus, Rail, Etc Transport Pic Thread - Jan/Feb 2010

Fri Jan 22, 2010 11:21 am

Springbok 747; the solar powered Tindo bus you posted (Reply 4) looks like the designers might have been inspired a bit by Luigi Colani. Any idea if the New Zealand manufacturer used him as a design consultant or if it was an "in-house" project? Regards...jack
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Fri Jan 22, 2010 7:05 pm



Quoting LTU932 (Reply 10):

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y43/Racuda/IMG_1943.jpg

This picture shows an U3 train which just left Baumwall station, Rödingsmarkt bound.
Hope the new viaduct will keep the old shape... Would be a shame to have it replaced with a non-steel construction.

From the articel: "Die neue Brücke stellt auch eine optische Aufwertung dar."
"The new bridge will come with an optical improvement" - uh oh

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y43/Racuda/IMG_1044.jpg

Slightly off topic, the harbour as seen from Övelgönne
 
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RE: Bus, Rail, Etc Transport Pic Thread - Jan/Feb 2010

Fri Jan 22, 2010 8:55 pm



Quoting Seb146 (Reply 8):
Two car N-Judah MUNI train near Parnassus.

That unreliable piece of trash goes right by my house. I used to ride it everyday, now I avoid it as much as possible.

Quoting Dba4U (Reply 15):

This picture shows an U3 train which just left Baumwall station, Rödingsmarkt bound.

That is an awesome photo!

Quoting Dba4U (Reply 15):
Slightly off topic, the harbour as seen from Övelgönne

That looks exactly like the port of Oakland.
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Fri Jan 22, 2010 9:09 pm



Quoting Cptkrell (Reply 13):
Springbok 747; the solar powered Tindo bus you posted (Reply 4) looks like the designers might have been inspired a bit by Luigi Colani. Any idea if the New Zealand manufacturer used him as a design consultant or if it was an "in-house" project? Regards...jack

Have no idea..guess it was an "in-house" project.

Check out http://www.adelaidecitycouncil.com/e...onment/energy/tindo-solar-bus.html

I've been on that bus..its really quiet and smooth, but the 200km range..seems a bit less though.
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Fri Jan 22, 2010 9:29 pm

By coincidence, a friend just sent me a gallery of public transit vehicles from a very unlikely place: North Korea! Feast your eyes on Pyongyang's public transit (which, incidentally, will look very familiar to some Europeans...)













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Fri Jan 22, 2010 9:31 pm



Quoting LH459 (Reply 18):
By coincidence, a friend just sent me a gallery of public transit vehicles from a very unlikely place: North Korea! Feast your eyes on Pyongyang's public transit (which, incidentally, will look very familiar to some Europeans...)

...and probably a lot more reliable than San Francisco MUNI trains & buses.
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Fri Jan 22, 2010 9:38 pm



Quoting Superfly (Reply 19):
..and probably a lot more reliable than San Francisco MUNI trains & buses.

 laughing  Yeah, you're probably right!
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RE: Bus, Rail, Etc Transport Pic Thread - Jan/Feb 2010

Fri Jan 22, 2010 10:03 pm



Quoting LH459 (Reply 18):
(which, incidentally, will look very familiar to some Europeans...)

Indeed!

Those trams are my (almost) daily bread, CKD Tatra T3 and KT8!

Now, the first trolleybus recognize I not, but second is most likely a Jelcz or older model of Ikarus. Seems like they operate a fleet of more or less "own" designs as well.
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Fri Jan 22, 2010 10:10 pm



Quoting Dba4U (Reply 15):
Would be a shame to have it replaced with a non-steel construction.

What do you mean non-steel construction? Did the Hochbahn for example replace the viaduct near Denhaide with such a construction?
 
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Fri Jan 22, 2010 11:24 pm



Quoting Fabo (Reply 21):
Those trams are my (almost) daily bread, CKD Tatra T3 and KT8!

Yes! These trams ran in East Germany as well, and some were still operating in Berlin when I was at university there in the mid to late 90s.

Quoting Fabo (Reply 21):
Now, the first trolleybus recognize I not, but second is most likely a Jelcz or older model of Ikarus. Seems like they operate a fleet of more or less "own" designs as well.

I thought I recognized an Ikarus as well, but supposedly all of these vehicles were build in the DPRK. I assume they bought or traded for the designs back in the COMECON days (though I don't believe they ever joined?)
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Sat Jan 23, 2010 7:57 am

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Sat Jan 23, 2010 8:07 am

Oh, I forgot one..

2008 Wright StreetCar RTV
http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s3/jetWes757/Transit/Photo0841.jpg

ACE and ACE Express will begin service on 10MAR.
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Sat Jan 23, 2010 5:48 pm



Quoting LASoctoberB6 (Reply 25):
ACE and ACE Express will begin service on 10MAR.

Which are......? The only ACE I know of is Altamont Commuter Express train which runs between Stockton and San Jose.

Quoting Superfly (Reply 19):
Quoting LH459 (Reply 18):
By coincidence, a friend just sent me a gallery of public transit vehicles from a very unlikely place: North Korea! Feast your eyes on Pyongyang's public transit (which, incidentally, will look very familiar to some Europeans...)

...and probably a lot more reliable than San Francisco MUNI trains & buses.

The one time I rode MUNI train was the L and M trains between Powell and Castro two weeks ago. It was okay. Seemed like an easy enough system. The trains, anyway. With all the wierdos on the buses, I would be wary of that. I may get to try the N train next week to UCSF.

Those were great pics of the North Korean buses. I hear those are very hard to get pics of. I hear the government only allows outsiders to ride the subway between two specific stations and no other. I think it would be interesting to see the other subway stations.
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Sat Jan 23, 2010 7:17 pm



Quoting Seb146 (Reply 26):
I rode MUNI train was the L and M trains between Powell and Castro two weeks ago.

Almost always works perfect between those stops. It's all underground at that point.

Quoting Seb146 (Reply 26):
I may get to try the N train next week to UCSF.

You probably won't notice too many screw ups since UCSF is relatively close to the downtown tunnel. Try coming out here to Ocean Beach without any hiccups on the N-Judah.
Chances are, the train will go out of service before completing the route, a door will get jammed, the driver may decide to kick off passengers so he/she could turn around and go home, etc. On a good day, the ride is still 1 hour to go 4 miles.
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Sun Jan 24, 2010 12:56 am

Found an interesting page with a picture of the NYC subway, at a possible time when it wasn't open yet (1904).



http://www.shorpy.com/node/7503?size=_original

For those that live there or have ridden it, I'm sure that condition of the subway is almost unfathomable. Big grin
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Sun Jan 24, 2010 1:24 am

While on the subject of old pictures: http://www.hamburger-untergrundbahn.de/met-hh-bta.htm

These are pictures that show the old Berliner Tor station of the U-Bahn, before it was replaced with a tunnel station in 1964.

http://www.hamburger-untergrundbahn.de/met-hh-rot.htm

^^ And this page includes information on an U-Bahn line that doesn't exist anymore. It was shut down after the line was destroyed by allied airstrikes in 1943. It was never re-opened in part because demand was simply not sufficient throughout the time it operated, and most of all because the regions of Hammerbrook and Rothenburgsort were completely destroyed by the 1943 airstrikes, and it took many years to re-build it. Click on the links with the station names to see some pictures of how it was back then, and how it looks like now (with some illustrations of how it may look like if the line was still in operation today).
 
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Sun Jan 24, 2010 8:20 am



Quoting Seb146 (Reply 26):
Which are......? The only ACE I know of is Altamont Commuter Express train which runs between Stockton and San Jose.

http://rtcsnv.com/transit/ace/faq.cfm

from Wiki (I know personally the guy who puts the info up, it's legit.)-
* ACE Gold Line: Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) route to serve the downtown and Strip areas. This route is currently under construction. TO BEGIN SERVICE 3/14/2010.

* ACE Green Line: Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) route to serve Downtown Las Vegas and Henderson along Boulder Highway. This route will begin construction in 2009. TO BEGIN SERVICE IN 2011.

* ACExpress "C" Line: route to serve Downtown Las Vegas, the Las Vegas Strip, UNLV and Centennial Hills along US 95 and I-15. The route will begin from the Centennial Hills Park 'n' Ride and Transit Center at Durango and Elkhorn, currently under construction. TO BEGIN SERVICE 3/14/2010.

* ACExpress "W" Line: route to serve Downtown Las Vegas and Summerlin from the proposed Westcliff Park 'n' Ride and Transit Center at Durango and Westcliff. TO BEGIN SERVICE IN 2011.

* Rapid Transit on Sahara Avenue: Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) route to serve the Sahara Avenue corridor. This route may be fast tracked pending funding through a competitive FTA TIGER grant funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 This route could be under construction as early as 2010 if funding is secured.



Basically, a new BRT subsystem.
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RE: Bus, Rail, Etc Transport Pic Thread - Jan/Feb 2010

Thu Jan 28, 2010 5:30 pm

Yesterday, I had a transit adventure. I rode BART from Richmond to Powell. I then transferred from BART to MUNI and rode to Church station. There was an N-Judah stalled in the tunnel, so we had to transfer on the street level. On the way back, I made a side trip in Berkley to University of California because I had never been there. In Richmond, there are two Amtrak lines that stop there. The one I saw was the San Juaquin headed for Bakersfield. Here are some pics I got along the way:

http://i967.photobucket.com/albums/ae159/transit95407/bart3.jpg
BART at Ricmond Station

http://i967.photobucket.com/albums/ae159/transit95407/sanjuaquin3.jpg
San Juaquin at Richmond Station

http://i967.photobucket.com/albums/ae159/transit95407/bart2.jpg
Interior of BART

http://i967.photobucket.com/albums/ae159/transit95407/muni.jpg
Interior of MUNI

http://i967.photobucket.com/albums/ae159/transit95407/actransit.jpg
Alameda Transit Van Hool in Berkley

Next time I do something like this, however, I will use one of the El Cerrito stations. When I returned to my car, there were two kids looking into all the cars in the lot. When I left, I turned left a few blocks too early and ended up in.... well... "unsavory" does not even begin to describe what the neighborhood was like. I feel safer in Oakland than Richmond!
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RE: Bus, Rail, Etc Transport Pic Thread - Jan/Feb 2010

Thu Jan 28, 2010 6:05 pm



Quoting Seb146 (Reply 31):
There was an N-Judah stalled in the tunnel, so we had to transfer on the street level.

Yes, another Muni meltdown during rush hour! It was all over the news yesterday morning.

Quoting Seb146 (Reply 31):
I feel safer in Oakland than Richmond!

 checkmark  Bad neighborhoods are easy to avoid in Oakland, but Richmond is a whole other mess!
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RE: Bus, Rail, Etc Transport Pic Thread - Jan/Feb 2010

Wed Feb 10, 2010 4:09 am

Quoting Seb146 (Reply 31):
Yesterday, I had a transit adventure. I rode BART from Richmond to Powell. I then transferred from BART to MUNI and rode to Church station. There was an N-Judah stalled in the tunnel, so we had to transfer on the street level. On the way back, I made a side trip in Berkley to University of California because I had never been there. In Richmond, there are two Amtrak lines that stop there. The one I saw was the San Juaquin headed for Bakersfield. Here are some pics I got along the way:

Those AC Transit VanHools are the ugliest buses in their fleet. Since Rick Fernandez is gone, we might see some North American buses back on the streets of Oakland.

Quoting LASoctoberB6 (Reply 25):
2008 Wright StreetCar RTV

I'll take the NewFlyer artic over the Wright whatever it is lol.
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RE: Bus, Rail, Etc Transport Pic Thread - Jan/Feb 2010

Wed Feb 10, 2010 4:14 am

Gotta love a good-ole' RTS

1991 TMC RTS T80206 Montebello Bus Lines #9295
Detroit Diesel S50EGR engine & Allison V731 transmission

http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll206/ea90744c/IMG_3790.jpg



2009 NABI 42BRT on the Silver Streak. Taken at Cal State LA transit Ctr

http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll206/ea90744c/IMG_3818.jpg


http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll206/ea90744c/IMG_3816.jpg



This is one of my friends buses. This is a 1994 TMC RTS ... Ex San Joaquin RTD ( Stockton, CA ) # 2014. Neat sounding bus with a DD50 engine & Allison V731 tranny. Runs great

http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll206/ea90744c/IMG_3822.jpg
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RE: Bus, Rail, Etc Transport Pic Thread - Jan/Feb 2010

Wed Feb 10, 2010 4:23 am

Quoting glid4500 (Reply 34):
This is a 1994 TMC RTS

I love those! Golden Gate Transit still runs those all over Marin County. There is a private one on the west end of Fairfax that I am guessing is being converted to a motor home.
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RE: Bus, Rail, Etc Transport Pic Thread - Jan/Feb 2010

Wed Feb 10, 2010 5:11 am

Quoting Seb146 (Reply 31):
When I left, I turned left a few blocks too early and ended up in.... well... "unsavory" does not even begin to describe what the neighborhood was like. I feel safer in Oakland than Richmond!
Quoting LH459 (Reply 32):
Bad neighborhoods are easy to avoid in Oakland, but Richmond is a whole other mess!

The rule of thumb when driving through Richmond, CA is if your car breaks down, keep driving.
 
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RE: Bus, Rail, Etc Transport Pic Thread - Jan/Feb 2010

Thu Feb 11, 2010 4:32 am

This is the bus that I currently own. Besides my car, Its my other toy !!!

Its a 1981 GMC RTS T8J204. This bus was part of the Los Angeles MTA fleet between 1981 - 2000. Used to be LACMTA # 9034 and Transit Systems ( charter ) # 1164.

Mechanically it runs like a stallion when its warmed up. Its got a Detroit Diesel ( non-DDEC ) 6V92 engine and a Allison V730 transmission. The AC is cold as ice. Some decals are on order so I can put it in the old "MetroBus" yellow jacket paint or perhaps the old SCRTD Tri-Stripe paint scheme

Today i spend the day cleaning up the interior, drivers area. I also had time to repaint the stop requested panels between the windows from brown to black. Next up, I will replace the rear seat inserts from that hard nasty brown to something else.


Theres my car ... and theres my bus !!!!

http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll206/ea90744c/IMG_3837.jpg

http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll206/ea90744c/IMG_3838.jpg

http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll206/ea90744c/IMG_3836.jpg

http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll206/ea90744c/IMG_3826.jpg

http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll206/ea90744c/IMG_3828.jpg
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RE: Bus, Rail, Etc Transport Pic Thread - Jan/Feb 2010

Thu Feb 11, 2010 7:25 am

I'm trying to get my boss to see if BC Transit could order a couple of these for us ...

http://www.gizmag.com/stagecoach-amphibious-bus-amfibus/14130/

... we have no actual use for them but they'd be sooooo much fun 

[Edited 2010-02-10 23:26:17]
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RE: Bus, Rail, Etc Transport Pic Thread - Jan/Feb 2010

Thu Feb 11, 2010 8:09 am

Here we go, let me post some of my stuff I havent looked at more than once hehe:

Some bus in Dublin:

http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc59/PA86/IMG_4582.jpg

Some transport in London:

http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc59/PA86/IMG_4838.jpg

http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc59/PA86/IMG_4925.jpg

http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc59/PA86/IMG_4982.jpg

Some transport in Amsterdam:

http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc59/PA86/amsterdam19.jpg

http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc59/PA86/amsterdam5.jpg

http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc59/PA86/amsterdamtrains.jpg

http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc59/PA86/IMG_5476.jpg

http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc59/PA86/IMG_5481.jpg

http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc59/PA86/IMG_5494.jpg

Some from Glasgow:

http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc59/PA86/buscentral.jpg

http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc59/PA86/buses.jpg

Taking it old school in Slovakia (This was Poprad if I remember correct)

http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc59/PA86/IMG_8151.jpg

Budapest (along with a cop car, may I add that Hungarian is the most idiotic language Ive ever come in contact with and even cop cars cant be something similar to Polizei, Policja, Police etc so you dont even KNOW its a cop car)

http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc59/PA86/IMG_8238.jpg

Key West, FL

http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc59/PA86/10.jpg

http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc59/PA86/13.jpg

http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc59/PA86/9.jpg

The Girls Gone Wild Bus. Hell yea best bus in this THREAD.

http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc59/PA86/ggwbus.jpg

The Longest train the world. It didnt end. Ever.

http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc59/PA86/IMG_3213.jpg

Some random bus by the Grand Canyon

http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc59/PA86/IMG_3650.jpg

My 2c
 
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RE: Bus, Rail, Etc Transport Pic Thread - Jan/Feb 2010

Thu Feb 11, 2010 8:11 am

Quoting LH459 (Reply 32):
Bad neighborhoods are easy to avoid in Oakland, but Richmond is a whole other mess!

Once you get stuck in the rough parts of Oakland, it's hard to find a freeway on-ramp to the freeway to get out.


Are there any major US cities that have buses that never get defaced by vandals?
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RE: Bus, Rail, Etc Transport Pic Thread - Jan/Feb 2010

Thu Feb 11, 2010 12:42 pm

Tram in Marseille:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/9f/Tramway_de_Marseille_-_Ligne_1_-_Jean_Martin_03.jpg/800px-Tramway_de_Marseille_-_Ligne_1_-_Jean_Martin_03.jpg

Frankfurt has the same trams as Adelaide, Bombardier Flexity Boring:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/90/Lokalbahnhof_Strassenbahnhaltestelle_01052007.JPG/800px-Lokalbahnhof_Strassenbahnhaltestelle_01052007.JPG
 
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RE: Bus, Rail, Etc Transport Pic Thread - Jan/Feb 2010

Fri Feb 12, 2010 7:19 pm

Quoting LOT767-300ER (Reply 39):
Taking it old school in Slovakia (This was Poprad if I remember correct)

Those are actually pretty recent. Mid 90s.
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RE: Bus, Rail, Etc Transport Pic Thread - Jan/Feb 2010

Mon Feb 15, 2010 3:39 am

Quoting glid4500 (Reply 33):
I'll take the NewFlyer artic over the Wright whatever it is lol.

I know, right?! I'll stick with the D60LFs we have here and call it a day. You should see the mess they've made with the "dedicated lane" crap that is only a portion, not even, of the route. I hope it works for them, or that will be a L O T of money down the drain.

Quoting glid4500 (Reply 34):
This is one of my friends buses. This is a 1994 TMC RTS ... Ex San Joaquin RTD ( Stockton, CA ) # 2014. Neat sounding bus with a DD50 engine & Allison V731 tranny. Runs great

Awesome combination! It would sound just like our old 1992 D40HFs that we got rid of in 2008.. You remember those, right?
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RE: Bus, Rail, Etc Transport Pic Thread - Jan/Feb 2010

Tue Feb 16, 2010 3:20 am

Quoting racko (Reply 41):
Bombardier Flexity Boring

You obviously missed my post (#7). These Flexity Trams are a massive success in Vancouver! Practical, comfortable- I'd take them over the massive boxes we call 'light rail' over here in North America any day!
 
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RE: Bus, Rail, Etc Transport Pic Thread - Jan/Feb 2010

Tue Feb 16, 2010 3:30 am

Quoting LOT767-300ER (Reply 39):
may I add that Hungarian is the most idiotic language Ive ever come in contact with

Ah come on, it's great. I love it because it's so different. I learned Hungarian at a very young age, and am not fully fluent but pretty darn good...and I love the language.
 
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RE: Bus, Rail, Etc Transport Pic Thread - Jan/Feb 2010

Tue Feb 16, 2010 11:59 pm

Quoting glid4500 (Reply 37):

Do you drive it for Transit Systems, or you just have not re-painted it, and use the "bowl shuttle" titles? And by they way, where do you keep such a thing? I'm an LA local, I want to go for a drive! LOL>
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RE: Bus, Rail, Etc Transport Pic Thread - Jan/Feb 2010

Wed Feb 17, 2010 4:25 am

Quoting racko (Reply 41):
Tram in Marseille:

Funky.

My partner had a meeting in SJC today, so I tagged along. I found out it would be near one of the VTA light rail stations, so I played around a bit:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v75/canucksin04/Photo0109.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v75/canucksin04/Photo0108.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v75/canucksin04/PICT0009.jpg
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RE: Bus, Rail, Etc Transport Pic Thread - Jan/Feb 2010

Wed Feb 17, 2010 7:58 am

For all train lovers

Steam nostalgia

http://rgcx.com/SteamNostalgia/
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RE: Bus, Rail, Etc Transport Pic Thread - Jan/Feb 2010

Wed Feb 17, 2010 2:06 pm

Quoting czbbflier (Reply 44):
You obviously missed my post (#7). These Flexity Trams are a massive success in Vancouver! Practical, comfortable- I'd take them over the massive boxes we call 'light rail' over here in North America any day!

I know their practical and comfortable - I just think they look terribly boring compared to e.g. French trams, where every city has its own sophisticated design tailored to the city, e.g. the ship-themed trams of Marseille I posted above.

I guess it depends on what you compare them with.

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