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Bus Rail And Other Transport Pics - Jan/Feb '09

Thu Jan 22, 2009 1:01 pm

Sorry for my long absence from a.net . Time to kick off the new year with some


http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll206/ea90744c/01101003-7.jpg

http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll206/ea90744c/01101001-8.jpg

http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll206/ea90744c/01101002-6.jpg


it was worth getting wet for this shot
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http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll206/ea90744c/01101006-1.jpg




a few pics from NYC last month
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http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll206/ea90744c/01101062.jpg


the conductor had a nice mohawk
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Thu Jan 22, 2009 4:38 pm

I hope this thread is open for a few more weeks. Westside Express opens on Feb 2. It will run from Beaverton to Wilsonville on Portland's West side. I will not be riding in that first week, but I will be riding shortly after that! Plus, Green Line is scheduled to open in the fall, but, the way construction is going, I would say it may open early. Yellow line is scheduled to use the new line downtown in May. So many exciting things going on with Tri-Met. www.trimet.org I think I had posted in an earlier thread about the Transit Tunnel in Seattle. We got downtown too late on New Years Eve, and it was closed for the day. The next day was a holiday, so it was closed then, too. Sorry!
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Thu Jan 22, 2009 5:45 pm

wow man that Railrunner train is PACKED. Seems like it was well worth building

-relieves traffic off the I-25.
-cheaper than TNM & O
-evening weekend service between the 2 cities.

How many car sets normally on each train ?
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Thu Jan 22, 2009 5:45 pm

Not much to show here in Ottawa. Our bus drivers have been on strike for over 6 weeks now, with no end in sight.

Of course, a strike shutting down the transit system in the dead of winter isn't going to go over very well. Many think the city is purposefully doing nothing to try and advance anything because not having to run a transit system saves the city about $3 million a week and the mayor can come out smelling like roses when he announces a reduction on the tax increase for the year (he was elected on a 'zero means zero' pledge to freeze property taxes) which has been met with mixed feelings. Others blame the union and their leader (who is not press savvy and doesn't even appear to be attempting to gain public support). Personally, I think both sides are stonewalling and it's the public that suffers.

Anyway, with no buses running here's a photo of the front window at a rather visible sex shop in downtown Ottawa.



P.S. Gild, the 'OC' referenced in that photo is for our transit system, OC Transpo (OC meaning Ottawa-Carleton). Lest there be any confusion  Wink

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Thu Jan 22, 2009 5:55 pm



Quoting Glid4500 (Reply 3):
How many car sets normally on each train ?

The standard consist of the Motive Power MPH36 locomotive, 2 Bombardier Bi-level coaches, and Bi-level cab car. All the trains run in a southbound config.

The train was still fullish after leaving downtown Albuquerque, 3 more stops to go. But most people could sit by that point.


And to fix my broken pic.... Since a.net can't get into the 21st century and allow embedding.
http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo...uthkey=hTp8c175SLg&feat=directlink

And another

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Thu Jan 22, 2009 7:50 pm

Mine won't embed either. Sad

I went down to Old Portsmouth today to see HMS Illustrious leave harbour for a few months, got some of the Gosport ferry and Isle of Wight ferries too plus a couple of the hovercraft to the Isle Of Wight.

http://matthew-taylor.fotopic.net/c1642004.html


Hopefully I'll be able to post the actual images soon.




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Thu Jan 22, 2009 10:06 pm



Quoting LH423 (Reply 4):
P.S. Gild, the 'OC' referenced in that photo is for our transit system, OC Transpo (OC meaning Ottawa-Carleton). Lest there be any confusion

could've sworn I saw a similar sign when we OCTA were on strike back in July 2007. lol best prices for Toys and Lube in Ottawa

Quoting Qantas744 (Reply 6):
Hopefully I'll be able to post the actual images soon.

Very nice lookin boats

Quoting DesertJets (Reply 5):
The train was still fullish after leaving downtown Albuquerque, 3 more stops to go

Gees ... its really popular. Are there any Bus Feeder routes from the stations outside of Advocado Transit Ctr ?
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Thu Jan 22, 2009 11:28 pm



Quoting Glid4500 (Reply 7):
Gees ... its really popular. Are there any Bus Feeder routes from the stations outside of Advocado Transit Ctr ?

You mean Alvarado Transit Center... ;-P.

The suburban stations function pretty much as park n rides. And it looks like the parking is free at most places. There are some connections in Santa Fe, though it is a pretty easy walk to the capitol and the plaza from the Santa Fe depot. Otherwise there is some limited connections timed with the weekday trains. However since it was a Saturday there was limited service, even downtown. Just a few key routes run into the evening.

Well the train was free... hence it was packed. I'd be curious to see what ridership numbers are on the weekends now that you have to pay.

Quoting Qantas744 (Reply 6):
I went down to Old Portsmouth today to see HMS Illustrious leave harbour for a few months,

I always thought the Invincibles were odd looking ships, like they needed to be scaled up another 30 or 40%. But they have certainly served Britain well.
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Thu Jan 22, 2009 11:44 pm

I'm going to have to whip out the camera and take some pics as the trains go past my house since the LIRR goes right through my backyard!
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Fri Jan 23, 2009 1:55 am

Here's some from the Phoenix Light Rail and one of the Orbit neighborhood circulators we have here in Tempe.

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1041/3165030826_f3f2f920b7_o.jpg


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3076/3164205707_33c295398b_o.jpg
 
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Fri Jan 23, 2009 1:56 am



Quoting Asuflyer05 (Reply 10):

That looks like a weird cross between a train and bus, which I guess it is. Really weird looking.
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Fri Jan 23, 2009 4:26 am

MAX light rail train in downtown Portland

 
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Fri Jan 23, 2009 5:02 pm

The newest toy of the Belgian Railways: the brand new Siemens ES60U3:
http://www.railcolor.net/images/basic/siem_21532_57.jpg

6 MW of power, multi-system, top speed of 200 km/h. 120 of these will be delivered between now and early 2012, and will be used for passenger trains, mostly with I11 intercity cars and M6 double deck cars.
 
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Sat Jan 24, 2009 3:23 am



Quoting Scorpio (Reply 12):
The newest toy of the Belgian Railways: the brand new Siemens ES60U3:

pretty cool lookin toy  Smile



Quoting PhilGil (Reply 11):
MAX light rail train in downtown Portland

Hot !!! one car in the old paint scheme, and one in the newer scheme

Quoting Asuflyer05 (Reply 9):
Here's some from the Phoenix Light Rail and one of the Orbit neighborhood circulators we have here in Tempe.

Was that on opening day ?
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Sat Jan 24, 2009 3:51 am

heres a couple of videos of me driving...not in service of course !! one NABI and one NewFlyer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_sXue-xOR4

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Quoting Asuflyer05 (Reply 9):

Very nice looking. It kind of looks like the Minneapolis light rail.

I should try to get some photos of our light rail and the new Metro Transit hybrid buses.
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Sat Jan 24, 2009 9:41 am

So I have this whole album of school bus and transit bus pictures from over the past two years and nine months, but I'm not sure I'd want to drain A.net's bandwidth with them..
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Sat Jan 24, 2009 10:34 am

There was an article in the local paper not so long ago about how many people even just looking at trains, let alone noting down numbers or taking photographs, have over the past year been stopped under the Terrorism Act. Like plane spotting, I'd imagine it's becoming an increasingly unpleasant pastime - doubtless it's bad enough having to put up with the people who laugh at you, but being labelled a terrorist or a paedophile, or indeed getting questioned or arrested simply because you use a decent camera to take pictures of trains, buses or planes in public...

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Sat Jan 24, 2009 11:12 am

TFL have started using a new Hybrid fuelled bus. It might have been around for a while, but yesterday the 482 service was using it (Really does look like they put pic's of weed on the side of it) and it's the first time I have seen it.

http://www.tfl.gov.uk/corporate/projectsandschemes/2019.aspx
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Sat Jan 24, 2009 10:00 pm



Quoting PhilGil (Reply 11):
MAX light rail train in downtown Portland

Tri-Met will be pulling a train on 5th and 6th on Monday checking the tracks and canenary. I hope to get a few pics!

Quoting IH8BY (Reply 17):
There was an article in the local paper not so long ago about how many people even just looking at trains, let alone noting down numbers or taking photographs, have over the past year been stopped under the Terrorism Act.

That is sad. I understand showing concern for security, but there comes a point when it is paranoia. I sometimes feel a bit akward taking pics of trolly buses in Seattle or Vancouver, but I have never been stopped by any authorities. Even around PDX or BFI, I have never been questioned by authorities. As long as I am on the "right" side of the fence, everyone is happy.
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Quoting Seb146 (Reply 19):
Quoting IH8BY (Reply 17):
There was an article in the local paper not so long ago about how many people even just looking at trains, let alone noting down numbers or taking photographs, have over the past year been stopped under the Terrorism Act.

That is sad. I understand showing concern for security, but there comes a point when it is paranoia. I sometimes feel a bit akward taking pics of trolly buses in Seattle or Vancouver, but I have never been stopped by any authorities. Even around PDX or BFI, I have never been questioned by authorities. As long as I am on the "right" side of the fence, everyone is happy.

There was a piece on the news about this yesterday (Hence your most more then likely IH8BY as I told you about it)

I used to see people all the time at Manchester as I went in and out of the station and they never got bothered. If i recall there is a section on the Man Picc site about train spotting there.
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Sun Jan 25, 2009 12:32 am



Quoting Glid4500 (Reply 13):
Quoting PhilGil (Reply 11):
MAX light rail train in downtown Portland

Hot !!! one car in the old paint scheme, and one in the newer scheme

The leading vehicle is a Type 1 unit and the trailing a Type 3. As the Type 1 LRV's are high floor they are not ADA compliant and must always run in tandem with a low floor Type 2 or 3.

Quoting Seb146 (Reply 19):
Tri-Met will be pulling a train on 5th and 6th on Monday checking the tracks and canenary. I hope to get a few pics!

Monday should be a good day for photos - cold and sunny, I might try to get out with the camera during my lunch hour. Wonder if they'll use one of the new Type 4's?
 
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Sun Jan 25, 2009 12:38 am



Quoting Glid4500 (Reply 13):
Was that on opening day ?

No a couple of days later.
 
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Quoting Asuflyer05 (Reply 9):
Here's some from the Phoenix Light Rail

Thanks for the pics. The railcars look...what's the word..."futuristic"  eyebrow 

How has Light Rail ridership levels been now that the initial launch is over with?
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Quoting PhilGil (Reply 21):
Wonder if they'll use one of the new Type 4's?

Probably. Green Line is the reason they bought those things. That is the one problem I have with the entire Green Line project. The Type 4s are not able to connect to any of the rest of the fleet, according to the Tri-Met web site.
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Quoting IH8BY (Reply 17):
I'd imagine it's becoming an increasingly unpleasant pastime - doubtless it's bad enough having to put up with the people who laugh at you, but being labelled a terrorist or a paedophile, or indeed getting questioned or arrested simply because you use a decent camera to take pictures of trains, buses or planes in public...



Quoting Seb146 (Reply 19):
Even around PDX or BFI, I have never been questioned by authorities.

The only time i've ever been stopped was at South Station in boston. I was shooting a departing Acela when a cop came from behind me and ordered me to drop the camera and turn back twords him. When I did, his hand was on his GUN. He then ordered me to delete the pictures, I told him half were film and half were digital. He wanted the roll of film, I told him I was a photography student, and showed him my student ID to which he let me keep the film , but made me delete the digital images, btw, if anyone here knows Nicksair, he has a 16x20 print of the film shot, only one in existence  Wink. About a week later, the MBTA announced that it was indeed LEGAL for people to take video/photographs of trains for personal use, in other words, if you're a trainspotter, its legal. The media still needs a press pass.

The best is when I go to SPG (my local amtrak station) to spot, couple agents know me by face and know Im just there to spot. They know that I'll be on the platforms and I'll be gone within an hour lol, one gave me a hard time when they asked why I wasnt here when the Good Morning America superliner came   

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Quoting Seb146 (Reply 24):
That is the one problem I have with the entire Green Line project. The Type 4s are not able to connect to any of the rest of the fleet, according to the Tri-Met web site.

I don't think the loss of this ability is an issue, as one Type 4 LRV is equivalent in size and capacity to two Type 1-3's coupled together. Because of the small downtown Portland blocks, Tri Met doesn't run trains longer than this.

Where they will lose flexibility is in not being able to break up a Type 4 to reduce capacity during off-peak hours.
 
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Sun Jan 25, 2009 6:19 pm

A Portland & Western Railroad SD40-3 in my home town of St. Helens. Portland & Western is a regional serving northwest Oregon.

 
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Tue Jan 27, 2009 3:08 pm

Alright, I'll bite... I've gotta make a post eventually (I rejoined A.net recently...)

Anyway, I'm probably gonna get flamed for this... but I find most, if not all, North American buses to be ugly and bland... but anyway, Enough of that.

Some photos of buses running in Melbourne, Australia.

Designline 'Bubble Bus' on MAN 16.240 Chasis.
http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/1838/dscf2871axk0.jpg
http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/4348/dscf2876adc5.jpg
This is a New Zealand built body (German Chasis) - This is the first scheduled run of these buses in Melbourne.

Custom Coaches CB60 II Evo on Scania K230UB - Shortly after being introduced
http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/8580/dscf1347auo0.jpg


Volgren CR228L on Scania K230UB also shortly after introduction
http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/310/10122008061mediumhb0.jpg

Alstom Citadis 302, On lease from Mulhouse, France
http://img220.imageshack.us/img220/8629/dscf2834afz8.jpg
This photo was taken on the day of the Media launch (Managed to find it, luckily...)
CEO of Yarra Trams seen standing at Tram Stop, looking onwards.


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Tue Jan 27, 2009 6:49 pm



Quoting Asuflyer05 (Reply 9):
Here's some from the Phoenix Light Rail and one of the Orbit neighborhood circulators we have here in Tempe.

Took that a few days after it opened between my hotel on 44th and the Insight Bowl...must say it was very nice.
 
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Quoting Brendan03 (Reply 28):
Alright, I'll bite... I've gotta make a post eventually (I rejoined A.net recently...)

Anyway, I'm probably gonna get flamed for this... but I find most, if not all, North American buses to be ugly and bland... but anyway, Enough of that.....

Designline 'Bubble Bus' on MAN 16.240 Chasis.

Nice photos Brendan & welcome back to A.net. I like the scania coaches. Designline recently opened a US Plant in Charlotte NC. Apparently they struck a deal with a transit agency in the US, not sure as to whom.

CTA ( Chicago Transit Authority ) is testing 1 Designline coach, and KCLT Airport has 2 Designline hybrids in its fleet.
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Quoting Glid4500 (Reply 30):
Nice photos Brendan & welcome back to A.net. I like the scania coaches. Designline recently opened a US Plant in Charlotte NC. Apparently they struck a deal with a transit agency in the US, not sure as to whom.

CTA ( Chicago Transit Authority ) is testing 1 Designline coach, and KCLT Airport has 2 Designline hybrids in its fleet.

Thanks.

All buses registered in Australia after 1JAN08 have to be Euro IV Emissions Compliant, All buses shown here are, However, The Scania K230UB's use an EGR System (Exhaust Gas Recycling, iirc) Which means the chasis at the back of the bus is alot higher and they're also slower performing and sound like tractors.
Personally I don't like the K230UB, It's not a better model than the previous Scania chassis (The L94UB)

The thing I like the most about those Designlines is they have smaller wheels on them which means you don't have the wheel bay pretruding into the floor up the back of the bus, They also ride very smoothly but that's probably the work of the MAN Chassis
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Quoting Brendan03 (Reply 28):
This is a New Zealand built body (German Chasis) - This is the first scheduled run of these buses in Melbourne.

Im not sure why, but the sides really remind me of an RTS, sort of a futuristic looking one at that.

http://www.gmbus.com/783.jpg
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Quoting Cadet57 (Reply 32):
Im not sure why, but the sides really remind me of an RTS, sort of a futuristic looking one at that.

I can see that, I was looking at one of those the otherday and it reminded me of that, To be honest, They could have taken the idea from one of those buses and changed it to their own liking.
I have to say the front on that bus isn't very nice though
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Quoting Brendan03 (Reply 33):
I have to say the front on that bus isn't very nice though

Which one the bubble thing or the RTS? Idk what it is, but the RTS will always be my favorite bus hands down.
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Quoting PhilGil (Reply 27):
A Portland & Western Railroad SD40-3 in my home town of St. Helens. Portland & Western is a regional serving northwest Oregon.

Mmm, Mmmmm! I loves me some EMD -- We have a fair few EMD models running around my area, will have to upload some photos at some point.

Cadet57:

I'm not a huge fan of the bubble buses front but I cannot stand the front on that RTS, Sorry.
I know everyone has different tastes...

I'll try and get some more photos of various other buses in Melbourne on here, I've sorta lapsed out of taking photos of everything
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Wed Jan 28, 2009 5:30 am



Quoting Brendan03 (Reply 35):
Mmm, Mmmmm! I loves me some EMD -- We have a fair few EMD models running around my area, will have to upload some photos at some point.

Whenever I think of Australian railways, I always picture the Clyde Engineering "bulldog nose" locomotives. Fine EMD products!

Here are a couple more EMD shots





Quoting Cadet57 (Reply 32):
Im not sure why, but the sides really remind me of an RTS, sort of a futuristic looking one at that.

I ride an RTS to work every morning. Not the most comfortable ride and getting a little worn, but it gets me where I need to go.
 
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Quoting PhilGil (Reply 36):
Whenever I think of Australian railways, I always picture the Clyde Engineering "bulldog nose" locomotives. Fine EMD products!

Damn fine products indeed. Some of the originals are still running around (Now on Standard Gauge, Originally built to be broad gauge locos) running to leased out companies... then there's the Rebuilds which still do passenger work in peak hour.

Our state's Railways were the only Double ended Bulldogs in the world.

Here are a couple of pics of one of the preserved (in original condition) B class Bulldogs.
http://img264.imageshack.us/img264/5231/dscf12121aav7.jpg
A little bit of Photoshop.

http://img147.imageshack.us/img147/7446/dscf1215acq3.jpg
B74 and T357 ran a special 'Blue Train' service to Ballarat, All Cars preserved and kept in running condition by a preservation group, Both these loco's and carriages seen here in there original Victorian Railways livery.
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Quoting Brendan03 (Reply 37):
Here are a couple of pics of one of the preserved (in original condition) B class Bulldogs.

Sweet! Such a beautiful machine.
 
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Thu Jan 29, 2009 6:02 am



Quoting PhilGil (Reply 26):
as one Type 4 LRV is equivalent in size and capacity to two Type 1-3's coupled together. Because of the small downtown Portland blocks, Tri Met doesn't run trains longer than this.

Oh. I thought the only difference between the Type 1-3 and the Type 4 was the connection. I saw some of them being delivered by flatbed truck on Burnside. They were shrink-wrapped, but they looked about the same length. Maybe they were just not put together completely.

Here is one of the "older" streetcars running the circut in downtown Portland:
http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s170/ericjet503/PICT00051500x1125.jpg
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Thu Jan 29, 2009 7:57 pm



Quoting Seb146 (Reply 39):
Oh. I thought the only difference between the Type 1-3 and the Type 4 was the connection. I saw some of them being delivered by flatbed truck on Burnside. They were shrink-wrapped, but they looked about the same length. Maybe they were just not put together completely.

I think you may be right, I haven't seen a Type 4 in person. I was looking at the Vehicle Specifications and may have confused a "vehicle" and a "train."
 
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Wed Feb 04, 2009 4:26 am

Three shots of the Portland Streetcar. First photo is of one of the older vehicles and the 2nd two shots are of the newer model. All were built by Skoda in the Czech Republic.

Oregon Iron Works, in partnership with Skoda, is hoping to become the only streetcar manufacturer here in the US. A prototype vehicle is under construction and scheduled to be delivered to the City of Portland sometime this year.





 
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Wed Feb 04, 2009 7:38 pm



Quoting PhilGil (Reply 41):

Oregon Iron Works, in partnership with Skoda, is hoping to become the only streetcar manufacturer here in the US

Too bad they aren't PCCs  Big grin
On the other hand, the new streetcars look good.
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Sun Feb 08, 2009 5:37 pm

some pics taken last night.....

some new NABI 835LFWs operated by Los Angeles World Airports. I wonder what happened to the LNG Gillig Phantoms they had.

http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll206/ea90744c/01101003-9.jpg

http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll206/ea90744c/01101001-11.jpg

http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll206/ea90744c/01101004-8.jpg

http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll206/ea90744c/01101006-7.jpg
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Sun Feb 08, 2009 10:04 pm



Quoting PhilGil (Reply 11):
MAX light rail train in downtown Portland

Linie azul de Gresham! Haha, I rode MAX a couple of weeks ago  Smile

Quoting IH8BY (Reply 17):
There was an article in the local paper not so long ago about how many people even just looking at trains, let alone noting down numbers or taking photographs,

This MARTA driver stuck his head out the window and asked friendly and excited , did you get me?

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y84/kaigywer/Transit/AtlantaFebruary2009026.jpg
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Mon Feb 09, 2009 1:54 am

Quoting Glid4500 (Reply 42):
Too bad they aren't PCCs

Don't I wish! The PCC cars in San Francisco are so cool.
Sadly, I'm old enough to remember riding PCC's in LA as a young (very, very young) boy   

Quoting KaiGywer (Reply 44):
Linie azul de Gresham! Haha, I rode MAX a couple of weeks ago

The one that always sticks in my head after I've ridden for a while is "The doors... are closing."

The MAX line tunnels underneath a rather substantial range of hills just west of downtown Portland. Within the tunnel is the Washington Park Station. At 260 feet (70 meters) underground, it is the deepest transit station in the US. Many of Portland's attractions are located in Washington Park, including the Oregon Zoo, World Forestry Center, Children's Museum, Hoyt Arboretum, and the Japanese and Rose gardens.



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Mon Feb 09, 2009 1:59 am



Quoting KaiGywer (Reply 44):

This MARTA driver stuck his head out the window and asked friendly and excited , did you get me?

lol. wow. I heard that the MARTA system ( both bus and rail ) was not the easiest to photograph.
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Wed Feb 11, 2009 3:24 pm



Quoting DesertJets (Reply 4):
And to fix my broken pic.... Since a.net can't get into the 21st century and allow embedding.
http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo...ectli

Why don't you just use image tags? Just put [img] in front of the url and [/img] at the end of the URL and you get this:

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_gM6hyn1EEY8/SWA1LMARF1I/AAAAAAAAA7Y/3Ht2C_hlu64/s800/back%20in%20ABQ2.JPG

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Wed Feb 11, 2009 3:54 pm



Quoting Glid4500 (Reply 46):
lol. wow. I heard that the MARTA system ( both bus and rail ) was not the easiest to photograph.

I've taken pictures at MARTA stations and on MARTA trains without any trouble, but I always use a very small point and shoot cam.

For some reason people are a lot more intimidated by an SLR.
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Wed Feb 18, 2009 4:56 pm



Quoting N867DA (Reply 48):
For some reason people are a lot more intimidated by an SLR.

oh definitely. I used to carry a telephoto lense on my SLR. People thought it was some kind of a weapon.


heres some pics taken this weekend

http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll206/ea90744c/01101001-12.jpg


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http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll206/ea90744c/01101005-11.jpg

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