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Cirrus May 16, 2012 8:46 PM

Interesting transportation things
 
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.

Cirrus May 16, 2012 8:49 PM

Wuppertal, Germany's super-cool rivertop monorail, built in 1897 and still in use today:

In 1913:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...LOC_03961u.jpg
Public domain image from US Library of Congress, via Wikipedia.


In 2007:

http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6136/5...ba14e684_b.jpg
Image via flickr user Ian Fisher.

Cirrus May 16, 2012 9:13 PM

DC Metro track schematic:

http://mysite.verizon.net/cambronj/w...ematic_ars.gif
[i]Image via John Cambron.

Cirrus May 16, 2012 9:17 PM

A fun HotWheels ad.

http://i.imgur.com/7yFSv.jpg
Immediate source: Imgur. Original source unknown.

llamaorama May 16, 2012 10:11 PM

(secondary)Source: http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/multi-track-drifting
original source not readily available it seems.

http://i0.kym-cdn.com/entries/icons/...ch01p16-17.png

volguus zildrohar May 16, 2012 10:23 PM

Philadelphia's Spring Garden Street Tunnel: A trolley tunnel then (1955, Art Museum on the top right)...

http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4039/4...32c63986_z.jpg
Philadelphia 1955 Spring Garden St tunnel by petespix75, on Flickr

An automotive tunnel now:

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3285/3...b75326c5_z.jpg
Spring Garden Tunnel by Arun Sundar, on Flickr

Swede May 17, 2012 8:03 AM

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.

http://www.kynerd.net/Tunnelbanan/Kym1_020909.jpg
source: http://www.kynerd.net/Tunnelbanan/Kymlinge.html


http://www.kynerd.net/Tunnelbanan/KymI_020909.jpg
source: http://www.kynerd.net/Tunnelbanan/Kymlinge.html

http://mw2.google.com/mw-panoramio/p...m/27186860.jpg
source: panoramio.com

http://www.kynerd.net/Tunnelbanan/Kym7_020909.jpg
source: http://www.kynerd.net/Tunnelbanan/Kymlinge.html

brickell May 17, 2012 5:01 PM

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

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2384/2...1170c6be_z.jpg
Miami MetroRail Ghost Platform Government Station by Dornoff Photography, on Flickr

M.K. May 17, 2012 8:30 PM

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... :rolleyes::sly::(

http://img694.imageshack.us/img694/3...diergrlitz.jpg
Source: Wikipedia.

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

vid May 17, 2012 10:40 PM

Probably not interesting to many people here, but this is the preliminary route map for my city's new transit system.

SHiRO May 18, 2012 12:58 AM

http://www.theatlanticcities.com/com...d-cities/2033/

Swede May 18, 2012 6:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by brickell (Post 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

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2384/2...1170c6be_z.jpg
Miami MetroRail Ghost Platform Government Station by Dornoff Photography, on Flickr

What's the story behind it?

Quote:

Originally Posted by vid (Post 5704654)
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.

brickell May 18, 2012 2:48 PM

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...

vid May 19, 2012 9:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Swede (Post 5705101)
What's the story behind it?


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.

GovernadorValadares May 24, 2012 1:18 AM

Great new guys.

:cheers::cheers:

seaskyfan Jun 18, 2012 3:46 AM

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

bobdreamz Jul 6, 2012 4:40 AM

'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

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2384/2...1170c6be_z.jpg
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!
Thank You "Jello Brains!

Swede Jul 6, 2012 7:03 AM

A map of unbuilt NYC subway lines: link

Derek Jul 6, 2012 7:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by vid (Post 5704654)
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. :ack:

Derek Jul 6, 2012 7:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by M.K. (Post 5704480)
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... :rolleyes::sly::(

http://img694.imageshack.us/img694/3...diergrlitz.jpg
Source: Wikipedia.

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




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


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