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A Desire Named Streetcar?

 
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PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2017 6:56 pm    Post subject: A Desire Named Streetcar? Reply with quote

From Metro Magazine, everything old is indeed new again:
http://www.metro-magazine.com/blogpost/722658/the-evolution-of-streetcar-technology?ref=Transit-Dispatches-NEW-20170531&utm_campaign=Transit-Dispatches-NEW-20170531&utm_campaign=Transit-Dispatches-NEW-20170531&utm_source=Email&utm_medium=Enewsletter
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 11:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Q65A:

GREAT article! Wink

In all honesty, today's "streetcars" (LRV's) are more atkin to gigantic mutated insects/caterpillars/eels/worms.......many modern units are actually quite SCARY-looking!!!!! Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked

I LOVE the "retro" cars on New Orlean's Canal St. line....at least they LOOK like a STREETCAR, and NOT a giant, mutated electric eel!! Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked

Strange....several decades ago, streetcars were deemed "archaic","antiquated", "noisy", and"slow".....BUT....TODAY, re-incarnated as gigantic people-eating insects (aka LRV's)....they are deemed modern urban transit's SAVIORS!! Shocked Shocked

Look at how the vast PE "Red Car" system was ruthlessly scrapped, at a time when buses and private autos were deemed "progress".....guess what, people.....electric rail transit is BACK in LA!! Shocked Shocked

Indeed......the old saying IS true......"what goes around, comes around....." Rolling Eyes

"NYO"


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 11:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

THESE are STREETCARS.......... Wink

http://www.newdavesrailpix.com/nyc/htm/bqt058.htm

http://www.newdavesrailpix.com/nyc/htm/bqt150.htm

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 11:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NOW........on the other hand.......THESE are giant mutant INSECTS...or EELS....(take yer pick!) Shocked Shocked Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes

http://www.newdavesrailpix.com/odds/mn/htm/hlr009.htm

http://www.newdavesrailpix.com/odds/tx/htm/hlr06.htm

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 11:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

.......what a MODERN streetcar SHOULD look like........ Very Happy Wink

http://www.newdavesrailpix.com/norl/htm/no319.htm
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 11:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"SACRE BLEU! LE ESCARGOT ELECTRIQUE!!" Shocked Shocked Shocked

http://world.nycsubway.org/perl/show?22258

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 11:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The late, great PCC......a STREETCAR that was MODERN and HANDSOME, but DID NOT look like a giant, mutated, people-hungry INSECT, always on the prowl, eager to chow down on unsuspecting pedestrians!!!!!!!!!! Shocked Shocked

http://www.newdavesrailpix.com/phila/htm/phil175.htm

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 02, 2017 12:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmmmmmmm.......and the MTA scrapped its remaining streetcar lines in 1963........ "progress"........hmmmmmmmm........ Rolling Eyes

http://nextcity.org/daily/entry/los-angeles-streetcar-downtown-route

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 02, 2017 12:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Meanwhile.....back in "old" LA..........

http://www.newdavesrailpix.com/larys/htm/lajt325.htm

http://www.newdavesrailpix.com/pe/htm/pe062.htm

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 02, 2017 12:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Day-Ja-Voo", anyone......?? Wink

http://www.newdavesrailpix.com/odds/ca/htm/bl62.htm

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 02, 2017 12:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting reading.......

http://urbanrailtoday.com/

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 02, 2017 9:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's another interesting piece........

http://www.lovearth.net/gmdeliberatelydestroyed.htm

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