Reader input: early morning photos the Gold Line Eastside Extension

Source reader Tim Adams of the local volunteer organization Transit People (they take kids on transit field trips… awesome!) sent us some gorgeous shots of the Gold Line riding through East L.A. on its inaugural day. All photos were taken in the wee hours of the morning well before we were out snapping our shots.

All captions are by Tim and he’s got other photos on the Transit People Flickr photostream.

An out-of-service Gold Line train stationed at the Atlantic station, photographed shortly after 6:00 a.m. on Sunday morning, November 15 -- grand opening day for the Gold Line East Side Extension.

An out-of-service Gold Line train stationed at the Atlantic station, photographed shortly after 6:00 a.m. on Sunday morning, November 15 -- grand opening day for the Gold Line East Side Extension.

An eastbound Gold Line pulls into the new Pico/Aliso station on grand opening day of the Gold Line Eastside Extension

An eastbound Gold Line pulls into the new Pico/Aliso station on grand opening day of the Gold Line Eastside Extension

An eastbound Gold Line arrives at the Little Tokyo/Arts District station on grand opening day of the Gold Line Eastside Extension

An eastbound Gold Line arrives at the Little Tokyo/Arts District station on grand opening day of the Gold Line Eastside Extension

An eastbound Gold Line at the Mariachi Plaza station, photographed in the early morning hours of grand opening day for the Gold Line Eastside Extension

An eastbound Gold Line at the Mariachi Plaza station, photographed in the early morning hours of grand opening day for the Gold Line Eastside Extension

Gold Line at rest in the early morning hours at the East Los Angeles Civic Center station, on grand opening day for the Gold Line Eastside Extension

Gold Line at rest in the early morning hours at the East Los Angeles Civic Center station, on grand opening day for the Gold Line Eastside Extension

A Union Station-bound Gold Line arrives at the Little Tokyo/Arts District station on Sunday, November 15, grand opening day for the Gold Line Eastside Extension

A Union Station-bound Gold Line arrives at the Little Tokyo/Arts District station on Sunday, November 15, grand opening day for the Gold Line Eastside Extension