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Old February 25th, 2013, 08:02 AM   #121
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For today, I will showcase a small portion of Valley Transportation Authority's (VTA) light rail service.









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Here are some of my latest images from Golden Gate Transit:









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Hey Anthony! Great photo thread - making me miss my city even more. You still haven't touched on one of my favorite parts of the Pub Trans in the Bay Area. I'll let YOU figure out what part that is!!
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Hey Anthony! Great photo thread - making me miss my city even more. You still haven't touched on one of my favorite parts of the Pub Trans in the Bay Area. I'll let YOU figure out what part that is!!
Hahaha that'll be nice. I have so many transit pics to share (roughly around 10,000 and growing), so you might be surprised once I cover it! Tell me, though, a clue so that I can cover it myself.
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Old February 26th, 2013, 01:31 AM   #125
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Hahaha that'll be nice. I have so many transit pics to share (roughly around 10,000 and growing), so you might be surprised once I cover it! Tell me, though, a clue so that I can cover it myself.
A clue .....


We've discussed it extensively in another thread of yours, Phoenix as compared to San Francisco
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A clue .....

We've discussed it extensively in another thread of yours, Phoenix as compared to San Francisco
Hehehe I know exactly what you're referring to... perhaps tonight, I will post pics of them as a regular feature
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Old February 26th, 2013, 02:20 AM   #127
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Is this the one, bud:





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Yes sir, that would be it! Also, I'm not sure what number they may be, but, when we were there right before New Years, we rode 2 of the F trolleys. I remember the one was from Milan, but I don't remember where the other one was from.
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Yes sir, that would be it! Also, I'm not sure what number they may be, but, when we were there right before New Years, we rode 2 of the F trolleys. I remember the one was from Milan, but I don't remember where the other one was from.
I see. Well, I do guess the streetcar from time to time, and just pay attention to the pics... you might recognize it by color.
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More Muni Metro photos, per request... From Embarcadero Station, the northeastern-most station of the underground Market Street stops.









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Let me introduce yet another transit agency operating a smaller area than AC Transit: WestCAT (Western Contra Costa Transit Authority) operates a total of 15 routes (eight local, four express, two regional, and one Transbay), serving communities in western Contra Costa County, including El Cerrito (Del Norte BART), Richmond (Hilltop Mall and Lakeshore Drive), San Pablo (Contra Costa College), Hercules, Pinole, Crockett, Rodeo, and Martinez.

Its Transbay route, called the Lynx, operates weekdays all-day (with reduced midday service), and the only routes that operate everyday include the JL and the JR, in which essentially both operate between Del Norte BART and Hercules Transit Center, with the JL operating via Lakeshore Drive, while the JR operating via Richmond Parkway and Hilltop Mall. All other routes operate mostly on weekdays, with Route 11 (Hercules-Rodeo) also operating on Saturdays.









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Wauw, I find these photos really interesting...I have a thing with busses ...however, I was very surprised to see a Škoda Trolleybus in a US city

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Wauw, I find these photos really interesting...I have a thing with busses ...however, I was very surprised to see a Škoda Trolleybus in a US city

Thank you for the great and much appreciated effort, fieldsofdreams
Hehehe tell me more about your thing with buses. And yes, Škoda trolleybuses operate in San Francisco (also the city with the largest electric trolleybus fleet of any agency in the country) as a response to dealing with hilly roads that many of the city's bus lines operate through, along with the older New Flyer trolleybuses (to be retired soon).

Thank you also for dropping by! Let me know what kinds of buses you want to see more often because I constantly take such pictures on a regular basis. (Also applies to trains, light rail, cable cars, ferries, and streetcars)
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Same for me - I was pretty suprised to see Škoda trolleybuses on USA routes.
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Same for me - I was pretty suprised to see Škoda trolleybuses on USA routes.
Oh yeah? Well, that bus was jointly developed by an American firm, Electric Trolleys, Inc. (ETI), based in Dayton, Ohio, which built trolleybuses for Dayton, San Francisco, and a handful of other cities. Fortunately, while ETI and Skoda have been dissolved as a partnership, MUNI still operates them relatively well that it even has the newest livery painted on some of them (gray and red).
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On the move at the moment… and here are some of my latest from BART:







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For today, I will showcase a small portion of Valley Transportation Authority's (VTA) light rail service.

Makes me feel very cozy!

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Oh yeah? Well, that bus was jointly developed by an American firm, Electric Trolleys, Inc. (ETI), based in Dayton, Ohio, which built trolleybuses for Dayton, San Francisco, and a handful of other cities. Fortunately, while ETI and Skoda have been dissolved as a partnership, MUNI still operates them relatively well that it even has the newest livery painted on some of them (gray and red).
Thanks! It was interesting to find out that it was jointly developed. Previously I thought that all buses/trolleybuses running in the USA are USA based made.
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For today, I will do two mini-collections: first up, the Golden Gate Bridge.









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Hehehe tell me more about your thing with buses. And yes, Škoda trolleybuses operate in San Francisco (also the city with the largest electric trolleybus fleet of any agency in the country) as a response to dealing with hilly roads that many of the city's bus lines operate through, along with the older New Flyer trolleybuses (to be retired soon).

Thank you also for dropping by! Let me know what kinds of buses you want to see more often because I constantly take such pictures on a regular basis. (Also applies to trains, light rail, cable cars, ferries, and streetcars)
You are welcome, my friend
Thank you for the info concerning the Škoda trolleybuses
Aarhus is finally getting an brand new lightrail system in 2015 (scrapped the old ones 1904-1971) so I would love to see more of the lightrail system in the Bay Area to get some inspiration...you know stations and such

...oh, and of course..great photos
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