Monday, January 28, 2013

Quick Update 1/28/13

Added 112 pictures of King County Metro Gillig Trolley's and AMG 10240T Trolley coaches.

On 3rd near Union on route 4 to Judkins Park
 
On route 44 at NW 54th and 32nd Ave NW in Ballard
 
On route 10 at Pine and Broadway in Capitol Hill
 

Saturday, January 26, 2013

www.busdude.com

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

Breda Distribution List


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

Stampede Pass

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

Update 1-14-13

Added some pictures of King County Metro's Retired AMG Trolley coaches to Flickr. Coaches 900-946 and 1009 have been added so far.

1979 AM General Trolley Coach at Atlantic Base
 
1979 AM General Trolley coach at 3rd and Pine
 
 

Quick Update 1/14/13

Added some more pictures from Berlin, Germany and some King County Metro DE60LFs to Flickr today.

Sightseeing Buses at Checkpoint Charlie in Berlin
 
Prototype DE60LF #2599 at the Museum of History and Industry on Display for Metro's 30th Anniversary

Sunday, January 6, 2013

A New Video for a New Year

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.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

New Years update.

Happy New Year! todays update Adds a bunch of pictures of Pierce Transit Orion Vs in service and at retirement, and some shots of the Berlin U55 subway line taken at the Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Flickr.

Berlin UBahn car on the U55 at Berlin Hauptbahnhof