Monday, January 28, 2013
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Not sure if Anyone still uses the old redirects of http://drive.to/busdude or http://travel.to/busdude however If you do please update your bookmarks to http://www.busdude.com. I got an email from the company that provides those services and they are closing their doors and shutting down on February 1st (see below).
Thursday, January 24, 2013
The Following is a disposition list for Metro's Breda ADPB 350 coaches. These dual mode buses were purchased by metro in 1988 and 1990-1991. After retirement and replacement in the transit tunnel by new Diesel-Elelctric Hybrid coaches manufactured by New Flyer, 59 coaches were rebuilt as straight trolleybuses to replace the 4000 series MANs that had reached the end of their useful life. The conversion Process ran from 2004-2007.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Today’s Adventure took me and a friend of BNSF's Stampede Pass Line. Overall, the day was not very successful. We first decided to jump ahead to Yakima to catch a couple of eastbound grain trains. We had heard of one at Pomona and went to check it out and saw nothing there. Figuring it wouldn't be far along we jumped ahead to a spot south of Union Gap and waited. And waited some more. After a lengthy wait we decided that nothing was coming, so back into Yakima we went. While in Yakima, we saw a rather sad looking EMD "F" Unit, and two tired passenger cars now used as offices. The F unit was interesting as it had a freight pilot on the front, and was missing 3 of its 4 traction motors. Obviously it wouldn't be going anywhere anytime soon. The passenger cars were of Seaboard Coast line and Central of Georgia heritage, with the latter owning the former observation car on the rear. About the time we were done looking at the train, we heard a real train pass by, so we went on the chase. We never did catch up to it and decided to head back. On the way back we did catch one eastbound BNSF empty grain train in Cle Elum.
A rather sad looking EMD "F" Unit in Yakima
Eastbound BNSF Empty Grain Train at Cle Elum
Monday, January 14, 2013
Sunday, January 6, 2013
Took my bus out for a drive yesterday, to exercise her and charge the batteries after being down for repairs for most of December, and took a drive up to and through the airport. Since a prior video I made of her driving through the airport was so popular, I decided to make another one, of her driving around the airport, with some stretches along International Blvd at speed. The video is 12 minutes long. I hope you enjoy.