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Old Posted May 16, 2012, 8:46 PM
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Interesting transportation things to share with the forum

This thread is to share pictures & links that are sort of neat, but don't merit having an entire dedicated thread. Think of it as the Transportation subforum's Pinterest thread.

Remember to cite your images per SSP guidelines.

I'm going to sticky it for now. If it turns out to be an unpopular idea I'll unstick it later.
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Wuppertal, Germany's super-cool rivertop monorail, built in 1897 and still in use today:

In 1913:


Public domain image from US Library of Congress, via Wikipedia.


In 2007:


Image via flickr user Ian Fisher.
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DC Metro track schematic:


[i]Image via John Cambron.
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A fun HotWheels ad.


Immediate source: Imgur. Original source unknown.
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(secondary)Source: http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/multi-track-drifting
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Philadelphia's Spring Garden Street Tunnel: A trolley tunnel then (1955, Art Museum on the top right)...


Philadelphia 1955 Spring Garden St tunnel by petespix75, on Flickr

An automotive tunnel now:


Spring Garden Tunnel by Arun Sundar, on Flickr
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Kymlinge, Stockholm's ghost subway station. It's in a tunnel entrance, and the tracks re-enter tunnels on the other side of the narrow valley. Was supposed to be the heart of a new suburb, but those plans got stopped by the environmentalists in the 70s. So now it's a green semi-wild valley with a subway viaduct crossing it.


source: http://www.kynerd.net/Tunnelbanan/Kymlinge.html



source: http://www.kynerd.net/Tunnelbanan/Kymlinge.html


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source: http://www.kynerd.net/Tunnelbanan/Kymlinge.html
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Like the idea, maybe we should have a check it out - transpo edition too. For all those actual newsy items that are too small to post.

And to add to the fun -

Miami's ghost platform


Miami MetroRail Ghost Platform Government Station by Dornoff Photography, on Flickr
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The Official BOMBARDIER Trains Company Office in Görlitz Germany. Depressive, but people work here in modern times !
It should have been total demolished since long time ...

Believe if you can. The 1849 building as abandonned factory is still used today, without any reconstruction...


Source: Wikipedia.

I couldn't believe for a well named corporation company to be still in industrial revolution and in the called First World...
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Probably not interesting to many people here, but this is the preliminary route map for my city's new transit system.
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Like the idea, maybe we should have a check it out - transpo edition too. For all those actual newsy items that are too small to post.

And to add to the fun -

Miami's ghost platform


Miami MetroRail Ghost Platform Government Station by Dornoff Photography, on Flickr
What's the story behind it?

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Probably not interesting to many people here, but this is the preliminary route map for my city's new transit system.
Will it be any good? doesn't remind me of your ideas much tho.
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This is a part of the main stop downtown. They added it during construction because they assumed an east/west line would eventually be built that terminated there. Of course, we're still waiting...
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Will it be any good? doesn't remind me of your ideas much tho.
Our transit system is essentially a Customer Delivery System for our only shopping mall, and in that respect it will likely operate very well. I don't think it will be any more frequent than it already is though. It is simply responding to the fact that the middle part of the city has seen so much development that the existing plan isn't working anymore. This proposal may already be out of date as it ignores two areas that are about to see a development boom, an industrial park near the intersection of the two main highways and reclaimed brownfield on our waterfront.
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Construction Updates on Seattle's King Street Station. They're on the final phase which is the restoration of the main hall. The slideshow at the link show's how most of the interior has been gutted - they've been able to save the ceiling (which has been covered with a dropped ceiling for 40 or so years).

http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/kingstreet.htm
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's when he said;5704170]Like the idea, maybe we should have a check it out - transpo edition too. For all those actual newsy items that are too small to post.

And to add to the fun -

Miami's ghost platform


Miami MetroRail Ghost Platform Government Station by Dornoff Photography, on Flickr[/QUOTE]

Ronald Reagan killed Metrorail in Miami when he said it would have been better off to "chaufer" commuters in Limos than public transit!
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A map of unbuilt NYC subway lines: link
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Probably not interesting to many people here, but this is the preliminary route map for my city's new transit system.
Oh, it's so......cute.
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The Official BOMBARDIER Trains Company Office in Görlitz Germany. Depressive, but people work here in modern times !
It should have been total demolished since long time ...

Believe if you can. The 1849 building as abandonned factory is still used today, without any reconstruction...


Source: Wikipedia.

I couldn't believe for a well named corporation company to be still in industrial revolution and in the called First World...



Why fix it if it's not broken? I think that's kind of cool.
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