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Photos & Videos: Washington Metro Area

 
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Nabinut




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PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2009 5:25 pm    Post subject: Photos & Videos: Washington Metro Area Reply with quote

This past Saturday had a chance to explore the fourth largest Transit System in the United States. Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority provides service to two states and the District of Columbia. Here are some photos and videos from the day:

Orion V #2219 awaits its next run at Friendship Heights Station. This is one of three series of Orion V run by Metrobus:


New Flyer D40LFR #6112 arrives at Anacostia Station. This is one of 117 D40LFRs that feature roof mounted A/Cs and rear windows


Metrobus also runs two different fleets of CNG buses. The second order also came from Orion. 2635 is a 2005 Orion VII and part of a 250 bus order with two lots; 30 Semi-Suburbans and 30 '30' foot Orion VIIs


The second fleet of CNG buses are comprised of 164 New Flyer C40LFs from 2003. Here's 2428 in the new scheme early in the evening:


The latest purchase made by Metrobus is New Flyer DE42LFA BRT Model. They are in the process of delivering 525 in three different sizes: 37, 42 & 62 foot. Here's LFA #6353 on layover in Metrobus' new paint scheme:


The other system toured this day was Montgomery Ride-On which offers service in Maryland's largest county. Ride-On runs a fleet of 30 to 40 foot buses, CNG, Diesel and Diesel Electric with most of the orders coming from Gillig. Here's a few photos:

5712 is a 1999 Orion V 40 footer (The year of the coach is placed next to the fleet number) and is one of 25 in service:


5348 is a brand new Diesel Electric bus built by Gillig which features a new, more brighter paint scheme:


5835 is one of 15 New Flyer C40LFs run by Ride-On and their second venture into CNG:


Lastly, here is a photo of 35 foot Orion VII CNG #5946, one of 57 built between 2005 & 2006. The order features two different transmission (Voith & ZF) but carries a Cummins ISC Gas Plus engine:


Now for the Videos:

Metrobus:

Orion VI #2093
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O57Q-3U8C2A

New Flyer C40LF #2378
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PwuuvHg4-m8

New Flyer D40LFR #6201:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5JH5qwY4k4

New Flyer DE42LFA #6344:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9JIpO07dRv8

Montgomery Ride-On:

Gillig Phantom #5412:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PZTTHDCU3o

Orion VII CNG #5946:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NvTgFPKF0ak

Gillig Advantage Low Floor #5020:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqbCKoFsaAk
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Cyberider




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Location: Tempe, AZ

PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2009 9:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice photos, Nabinut. Cool Thanks for sharing.
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Nabinut




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Posts: 83

PostPosted: Sat Dec 26, 2009 1:03 pm    Post subject: More from the DC Area Reply with quote

Spending Christmas Eve in town, I captured more photos and videos. Enjoy!

Metro Extra 2805 in front of Walter Reed Hospital:


Flxible Metro E #4078 seen shortly before a run on the J3:


Still going strong, Nabi 5210 awaits a green to start its run on the Y5:


9413, the last 40 foot Flxible Metro B awaits to start its run on the Z8:


Ride-On 5303, originally numbered 5753 is seen at Wheaton Station:


Orion VII 5940 circles around Shady Grove Station:


5401, the first of 22 NABI 60 Foot BRT artics sits outside Minnesota Avenue Station before its run on the U8:


Flxible Metro B #9399 in full sunshine on the A8 just outside Anacostia Metro Station:


NFI C40LF 2354 passes by the famed "Gate to Chinatown":


NFI DE62LFA #5442 heading towards Downtown DC on Route 70:


Loudoun County Transit MCI D4500 71008:


NFI express scheme 6437 at the beginning of the S9 limited to Sliver Spring Station:


Videos:

New Flyer C40LF (Audio):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OK7POJWeKZs

New Flyer DE62LFA #5449:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lomCN0ZUufY

Neoplan AN-460 #5306:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRWeu-tGiEA

Flxible Metro B #9413:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MksU9KJmnN8

Ride-On Orion V #5720:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KmBlnc0AhM8

Ride-On New Flyer C40LF #5830:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_kD-S9tie4
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Nabinut




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PostPosted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 3:44 pm    Post subject: Saturday in DC Reply with quote

This past Saturday I visited DC on a whim and here are the results:

Metrobus:
New Flyer DE40LF #6037:


New Flyer DE62LFA #5436:


Orion VII CNG #2607:


Orion VI #2055:


New Flyer C40LF #2385 with the Capitol Building in the Background:


Orion V #4290:


DE42LFA #6482 at Anacostia Station:


6539 at Greenbelt Station


New Flyer D40LF Suburban #6216:



Montgomery County Ride-On:

New Flyer C40LF #5826:


Gillig Advantage #5751:


Gillig Advantage 29 footer #5024:


Gillig Advantage Hybrid #5341:


Videos:
Metrobus New Flyer D40LFR #6162:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqWQOXQNqAQ

Metrobus New Flyer C40LF #2315:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hYAoDjoWOw

Metrobus Orion V #4316:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ziFtjtLx7OY

Montgomery County Ride-On Gillig Advantage 29 footer #5024:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Poq_8rHhyiU
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 22, 2010 3:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice stuff as usual!

On those night shots, are you using a tripod are are they hand-held images? Mighty good job with those. Digital photography is so forgiving!

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Nabinut




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PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 2:23 pm    Post subject: Best of the set Reply with quote

All those night shots were hand held and set on Manual. Only the shot of 6539 was on the fly. The others were the best of a set.
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