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Old July 11th, 2012, 11:52 PM   #421
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In this last one in particular, the mask is not written BART has a logo, trademark or design. Does anyone know what it is?
The first quoted sentence is incomprehensible, but I assume you are referring to the bicentennial logo:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/bravosi...ta/5568694601/
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The first quoted sentence is incomprehensible, but I assume you are referring to the bicentennial logo:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/bravosi...ta/5568694601/
Yes, that's it, thank you. Because this was soon put? What does this mean?
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Old July 12th, 2012, 07:19 PM   #424
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Ever wanted to see how fast BART can really accelerate? Well now you can. Enjoy:

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Ever wanted to see how fast BART can really accelerate? Well now you can. Enjoy:
Actually, I can't.
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Old July 12th, 2012, 07:53 PM   #426
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Yes, that's it, thank you. Because this was soon put? What does this mean?
"What does this mean" is what I need to ask of you!
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"What does this mean" is what I need to ask of you!
I asked only because of the logo. Must have been something important at that time to place the logo, something historic.
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I asked only because of the logo. Must have been something important at that time to place the logo, something historic.
Yes, the bicentennial (200th anniversary) of United States' independence (from Britain).
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Old July 12th, 2012, 10:09 PM   #429
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Ever wanted to see how fast BART can really accelerate? Well now you can. Enjoy:
Please mind your keystokes, a mere speedometer is all that's featured





What is/was the rationale to equipping the live rail with protective guards?
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Old July 13th, 2012, 12:11 AM   #430
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SMART (Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit) construction update:




















http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?s...8397555&type=3

It's great to see tangible progress.

More info: http://www.sonomamarintrain.org/
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Old July 13th, 2012, 02:06 AM   #431
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In the old pictures, what does the "D" in "BARTD" stand for?
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Actually, I can't.
Ever wanted to see how fast a pirated picture can dissapear?

Remember folks, please use accredited pics.
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What is/was the rationale to equipping the live rail with protective guards?
I'm sorry that the internet I'm being forced to use is slow as crap, and sometimes glitches when I try to post, so don't get your knickers all bunched up over something like a simple double-post error.

As for your question, the answer is simple: safety. If the third rail has 1000 volts DC running through it, I think it would be wise to add protective guards around it to protect workers, and in the case of an emergency, passengers who need to walk on the track bed.
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What is/was the rationale to equipping the live rail with protective guards?
Now that's a hard one to figure out.

But lets try taking a guess:

Maybe, just maybe, might have something to do with safety.

Or maybe not!
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Now that's a hard one to figure out.

But lets try taking a guess:

Maybe, just maybe, might have something to do with safety.

Or maybe not!
LOL. What I don't understand is why the LUL chooses not to guard its third rail... probably because it is too close in proximity to the running track. Or something.
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Old July 14th, 2012, 10:37 AM   #438
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LOL. What I don't understand is why the LUL chooses not to guard its third rail... probably because it is too close in proximity to the running track. Or something.
Well, some third-rail systems collect current from top of rail (like UK Railways in South England), some from bottom of rail (like all Soviet metros). It easy to cover bottom collection type (you don't need the top side of rail anyway), but you can't cover top collection type (the top side must be accessible to current collector of the train)
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The only rationale for the live-rail guard I can think of is to protect trackworkers from losing their footing on possibly shaky ground.
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Does anybody know what trains will be used for SMART (Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit)?
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