Photos by F. Andres Di Zitti/Metro
You may have seen our post Wednesday about the second new light rail vehicle manufactured by Kinkisharyo being delivered to Metro’s Division 22 in Lawndale that serves the Green Line.
Above are some great pics of the light rail car leaving the assembly facility in Palmdale and beginning its journey south. I love that pic of the light rail car on the freeway in the Antelope Valley.
Uh, it’s one trolley car. Significant, to be sure, but hardly Earth-shattering. Not as if it were an announcement that the Purple Line had, by some magic, been instantaneously extended all the way to LAX, complete with a fleet of baggage-rack-equipped cars offering a single-seat rail-to-air-via-rail ride. Or that the Orange Line had, overnight, been converted to an extension of the Red Line. Or that Metrolink had been electrified.
Besides, exaggerating the importance of a single car (especially if you’re SCREAMING YOUR HEAD OFF about it) looks rather suspiciously like sarcasm.
That’s a big 10-4 good buddies! We’re southbound and down, loaded up and truckin’. That’s a classy Peterbilt taking Metro 1002 to its new home. Regarding taking the LRV to Lawndale on its own wheels: I think the FRA would have issues with that. For one thing, the braking system would not be combatible with standard railroad air brakes. For another, I don’t think the light rail system south of LA has a rail connection to the UP. There is a connection between the Gold Line and Metrolink at the yard near Elysian Park, but apparently Metro wants to use the Green Line as its test track.
SORRY dnry 122 Gold line no longer have track connecion with UP right of way,
It was removed or cancelled back like 5 years. This was neccesary to make room for the Body shop tail track connection.
I THINK THAT THIS IS A GREAT EVENT.
THE FUTURE OF TRANSPORTATION IS HERE.
THANKS TO EVERYONE !!!
Pity it couldn’t just be temporarily fitted with Janney couplers, and hauled in by rail, on its own wheels.