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Old April 18th, 2013, 08:44 PM   #2261
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I wonder if the trolley wires are deenergized or not?
They are not, otherwise the workers would have been electrocuted.
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Old April 30th, 2013, 09:02 PM   #2262
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SEATTLE | King Street Station

On 24 April, Seattle's King Street Station waiting room reopened after a remodeling. The station serves Amtrak and Sounder commuter rail trains.

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Old April 30th, 2013, 09:04 PM   #2263
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Old May 1st, 2013, 03:40 AM   #2264
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The following video gives an idea of how small locomotives in other parts of the world are compared to North American locomotives. The examples in the video are for Indonesia, but the Australian locomotives probably aren't much larger.
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Old May 1st, 2013, 08:15 AM   #2265
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On 26 April 2013, Sound Transit broke ground on a 1.6-mile extension of the light rail line from the airport to 200th Street in the SeaTac municipality. This will be an elevated station:



Story: http://www.soundtransit.org/About-So...reaking-042613

Project page: http://www.soundtransit.org/x6728.xml
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Old May 1st, 2013, 02:14 PM   #2266
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The following video gives an idea of how small locomotives in other parts of the world are compared to North American locomotives. The examples in the video are for Indonesia, but the Australian locomotives probably aren't much larger.
You're comparing narrow-gauge passenger units with standard-gauge frieght trains.
The locomotives in Australia are, in fact, roughtly the same size, just not quite as tall.
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Old May 2nd, 2013, 01:37 AM   #2267
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A GE C44aci heavy freight locomotive for Australia weighs about 138 tons. The GE Dash 9-44CW heavy freight locomotive from the same family built for US railroads weighs about 212 tons.
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Old May 2nd, 2013, 11:35 PM   #2268
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I remember going through the old dreadful waiting room more than ten years ago as a college student, what a difference!
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Old May 3rd, 2013, 03:14 PM   #2269
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A GE C44aci heavy freight locomotive for Australia weighs about 138 tons. The GE Dash 9-44CW heavy freight locomotive from the same family built for US railroads weighs about 212 tons.
Thanks to FRA regulations which force everything to be massively overweight

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Old May 18th, 2013, 10:35 PM   #2270
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SEATTLE | First Hill Streetcar

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The concrete pour for the First Hill Streetcar southern terminus has begun on Jackson St in Pioneer Square

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Old May 24th, 2013, 07:18 AM   #2271
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So it has been reported and confirmed that an I-5 bridge over the Skagit River has collapsed sending multiple vehicles into the water. No fatalities as of yet.

In some of the pictures of the collapsed roadway bridge one is still able to see the perfectly intact rail bridge spanning the river in the background...

I wonder if WSDOT rail can throw some passenger consists together to pick up the slack by augmenting its normal Cascades service between Seattle and Bellingham or Vancouver B.C.
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Old May 31st, 2013, 06:12 PM   #2272
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And that's what they did:

http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/News/2013/05...Bellingham.htm
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Old June 20th, 2013, 01:14 AM   #2273
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Colorful new trolleybuses for Seattle





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Old June 20th, 2013, 10:42 PM   #2274
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Southbound First Hill Streetcar track construction between 2nd & 3rd ave on Jackson St.
Gee, all the pictures of the new Seattle streetcars that I've seen are on streets with existing trolley-bus, but I still have no clue where the streetcars are going.
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Old July 18th, 2013, 07:30 PM   #2275
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Completed First Hill Streetcar Pioneer Square terminus platform by Gordon Werner, on Flickr

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First Hill Streetcar Southbound station platform construction: Broadway & Pike St. by Gordon Werner, on Flickr

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Old July 25th, 2013, 11:39 AM   #2276
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Old July 25th, 2013, 03:36 PM   #2277
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Will the electric trolley bus service along the route be discontinued when the streetcars start operating?
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Old July 26th, 2013, 12:53 AM   #2278
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That bus livery is certainly unusual.

Reminds me of the Disney character "Darkwing Duck", with his bright purple cape/trenchcoat and orange beak...
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Attack on Seattle bus driver


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Old August 12th, 2013, 09:57 PM   #2280
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The driver is supposedly not life-threatened. The shooter is however...thankfully. I tried to get my venti for lunch and Starbucks is closed with the intersection still closed too.
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