I didn't have time to write this yesterday, but here it is! My latest piece on DC Area transit!
Look at this trackage at Seabrook station on the Northeast Corridor:
Notice something special about it? It's electrified! One of the few rail lines in the US like this.
Most commuter rail lines with access to electrified track take advantage of this! Metra, NJ Transit, and SEPTA even have EMUs to take advantage of their electrified sections, and like MARC, Metra has only one elect
Shit, I missed the 11 year anniversary of the Red Line collision by 2 days. Rather than waiting until next year, I'm just going to roll the June 2009 and January 2015 incidents into one as they lay the groundwork for some post ideas I have and I want to stop beating around the bush with them.
So, here we go.
The evening rush on June 22nd, 2009 was typical for the Red Line, at least until 5:02 PM. Red Line train 112 left the Takoma station at 4:57 PM en route to Shady Grove stati
The cover image was not taken by me, and I don't know who took it. It was found here, though.
After a bit of an absence, I'm back with some more ramblings about DC area transit! This time, I'm just writing about what I want to see happen to the DC Metro, so today's post has even more rambling than usual. I really do want to write about things like their deactivation of ATO and differed maintenance, but I feel like I should write about the June 22, 2009 Red Line collision that was directly
Credit to YouTube Recording HD for the banner photo. It's the thumbnail of this video featuring an SC-44 Charger entering Perryville Station in northeastern Maryland.
Have you ever wondered about taking commuter rail up the Northeast Corridor? Well, there are two sections that will prevent this. One of them is the service gap from Perryville Maryland, to Newark Delaware. While there is a MDOT funded bus service between the stations, service is quite sparse, and obviously a bus cannot hold
I made this to mostly log events and stuff I record on the DC mass transit systems, which isn't much right now.
I also just feel like writing about the transit here, it's usually overlooked because of better/more popular systems north of here.
All images were taken by me or screenshoted from one of my videos unless otherwise stated.