Thursday, October 22, 2015

The Stone Gas Honey Summer 2015 NorCal Bus Fans Excursion

I have posted the pictures from the Stone Gas Honey Summer 2015 NorCal Busfans Excursion on July 12, 2015 to Flickr. I made a quick day trip to the bay area to participate, and inbetween the trip and my flights i was able to squeeze in some time downtown riding the "F" Market Line. The trip started at Millbrae Station, and made photo stops along O' Shaughnessy Blvd, Mt Davidson, Forest Hills, San Bruno Bart where lunch was had at the nearby mall, and a special visit to the Standford Marguarite Shuttle Yard in Palo Alto, CA.

2015 Stone Gas Honey NorCal BusFans Excursion

Sunday, August 23, 2015

First Day - Metro's New Flyer XT40 Trolleycoaches.

I had the opportunity to go ride Metro's new XT40 Trolley Coaches, manufactured by New Flyer on their first day of revenue service. Metro is purchasing 110 40ft coaches, and 64 XT 60s to replace the Gillig and Breda trolleys, both rebuilt from older vehicles. The Trolley has a first for Seattle, with passenger operated rear doors. This feature was a bit confusing for operators and riders alike on the first day, although many seemed to figure it out quickly. The doors are activated by a Vapor Class system, with signs indicating "Touch here to open". Some did not read the sign however. Otherwise the coach rode very nice, had very good air conditioning, and was a nice vehicle to ride. I rode a trip out to Madrona Park on route 2, and to Queen Anne and back on route 3.

2015 First Day of Service - NFI Xcelsior XT40 Trolleybus

Monday, February 16, 2015

Alki Tour's Leavenworth Snow Train

Just completed posting pictures from both adventures I had with the Alki Tour's Leavenworth Snow Train

December 6, 2014 From Skykomish to Leavenworth (Including pictures of the big tourist attraction in town, the lit up trees). This consist did not include AMTK 10031 - the ex GN Great Dome "Ocean View" as it was on the 2014 USMC "Toys for Tots Train" on the NYSW (New York, Susquehanna & Western).

2014 Alki Tours Leavenworth Snow Train Trip

Saturday, January 24, 2015

RIP M/V Kalakala

I normally don't photograph ferries, However today the M/V Kalakala which was originally built in 1926 as the M/V Peralta for the Key System in Oakland, CA was getting scrapped at Concrete Tech in Tacoma, WA. I stopped by for some pictures since I was passing through the area anyway.

It's too bad she never got restored, however I understand that her condition had deteriorated to a point where it was almost no longer practical to do so, with costs being at least $25 million (although I'm sure such a restoration would go beyond that). May the M/V Kalakala rest in peace.

Created with flickr slideshow.