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Old 12-28-2009, 09:00 AM
 
Location: where my heart is
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I remember riding those buses. A trolley is not a subway car. Maybe the original subway cars were wooden, but they don't even have them in the Subway Museum. A very long time ago there were trolleys in Manhattan. My grandma used to talk about them, but she was born in 1900. When I was a kid, you could still see some of the trolley tracks in parts of Manhattan's streets, besides the cobblestones. They have long since been paved over.
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Old 12-28-2009, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Los Angeles used to be covered in rail from the Pacific Electric Railway. In the 1920's the vast majority of L.A. got around via this railway that spanned all over the Southland.

A small portion of the Pacific Electric Railway operates Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in the San Pedro neighborhood from the cruise ship terminal at the Port of Los Angeles to the 22rd Street Marina, passing through the "downtown" San Pedro area. Replicas and restored "Red Cars" from 1909 operate on the railway.
I had no idea about this! I am definately going to check this out the next time I'm out there. Thanks for posting!

The only other place in the U.S. that I know of that runs heritage equipment is San Francisco. They run heritage trolleys on the F-Market line, using a mix of U.S. and international cars.
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Old 12-29-2009, 09:09 PM
 
Location: ☀ ѕυnѕнιne ѕтaтe ☀
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LOL Well we don't have trains but we have a big city bus that's all lit up! Ha
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Old 12-29-2009, 09:48 PM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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LOL Well we don't have trains but we have a big city bus that's all lit up! Ha

That isn't vintage though. A lot of cities light up their stuff.
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Old 12-29-2009, 10:12 PM
 
Location: Queens, NY
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Lol, I love when they bring the Vintage Buses out as well, the only thing I hate is that they only run in Manhattan.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOD2k...eature=related
You should've came with me, I actually rode one of those on 42nd street trying to get to Penn Station.
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Old 12-29-2009, 10:47 PM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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Here's what they did last Sunday when I was on it. Scroll to about 1:30 and you can see all the people dressed up in swing era clothes and dancing, singing. It was AMAZING


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5D0xP9o_8o
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Old 12-30-2009, 12:57 AM
 
Location: New England & The Maritimes
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Boston doesn't do ***** **** like that because all the subway cars are a hundred years old and falling apart anyways. And so are all the houses. Old is only cute to the heathen outside 128, it's just a given for the rest of us.
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Old 12-30-2009, 11:14 AM
 
Location: Formerly TX, UT and CT - Currently NC
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That's really cool, I didn't know NYC did that. I was in NYC recently, but it was the same old crappy subways
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Old 12-30-2009, 11:53 AM
 
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I love those old school buses in NYC!
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Old 12-30-2009, 10:00 PM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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Have to love NYC
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