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Old 04-10-2012, 05:43 AM
 
Location: Roanoke, VA
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Default April 29..."DAPPER DAY" on the LA Subway!

Don't miss it! All you transit lovers AND nostalgia lovers will have a blast!

Los Angeles: Sunday, April 29th, 2012 (http://dapperday.railla.org/Dapper_Day/Dapper_Day_on_the_Subway.html - broken link)
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Old 04-10-2012, 06:43 AM
 
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Is the Red Line compatible with New York City's subway cars? If so, I'd like to see Metro borrow or buy a few antique subway cars for occasions like this.
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Old 04-10-2012, 08:07 AM
 
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Is the Red Line compatible with New York City's subway cars? If so, I'd like to see Metro borrow or buy a few antique subway cars for occasions like this.
Hire a bunch of gradditi writers and bring us back to 1979!


DJ Grand Wizard Theodore-Subway Theme - YouTube

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Old 04-10-2012, 08:51 AM
 
Location: NYC-Hell on Earth
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Is the Red Line compatible with New York City's subway cars? If so, I'd like to see Metro borrow or buy a few antique subway cars for occasions like this.
No need to waste the money.
Just have a bunch of people urinate all over the cars, another bunch eat food and leave their trash behind, and have all the riders not use deodorant that day.
If you want that authentic NY feel, that is.
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Old 04-10-2012, 09:55 AM
 
Location: SoCal
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It looks horribly organized. Too bad, because it looks like it would be fun. If people actually participated, that is. It doesn't really explain what to do, exactly. When/where are the historic tours? Where will the string quartet be? (WILL there be a string quartet? It just says to "imagine" one, heh)

I'd totally be into it if I thought I wouldn't be the only one all dressed up... and I knew a little better about where/what things were happening.
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Old 04-10-2012, 09:58 AM
 
Location: Miracle Mile, CA
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Well it would definitely increase the appeal of using public transit for many folks. I know many New Yorkers here in LA who don't use public transit because they feel there's a stigma. That if you don't drive, you're working class and/or poor. Whereas in NY people from all walks of life use the subway.
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Old 04-10-2012, 02:59 PM
 
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Well it would definitely increase the appeal of using public transit for many folks. I know many New Yorkers here in LA who don't use public transit because they feel there's a stigma. That if you don't drive, you're working class and/or poor. Whereas in NY people from all walks of life use the subway.
Stigma? Nah... look, even Vincent Kartheiser, the actor who plays Pete Campbell in Mad Men takes the LA's red line subway.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/03/fashion/03With.html
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Old 04-10-2012, 03:24 PM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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Stigma? Nah... look, even Vincent Kartheiser, the actor who plays Pete Campbell in Mad Men takes the LA's red line subway.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/03/fashion/03With.html
No I think he is right; a lot of transplants that took PT in their own cities feel like that is not the "LA" thing to do. There definitely is not a stigma - when I am on the Red Line I see people from all walks of life - rich, poor, trendy and bummy.
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Old 04-10-2012, 04:17 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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No I think he is right; a lot of transplants that took PT in their own cities feel like that is not the "LA" thing to do. There definitely is not a stigma - when I am on the Red Line I see people from all walks of life - rich, poor, trendy and bummy.
I definitely felt that way. In Boston, I took the train everywhere growing up (and to & from work as an adult). When I visit NYC, I take the train instead of drive. I have yet to have ever taken the train here in LA. Not so much because of stigma. I just don't feel like I know much about it. I'd have to drive to a train station in the first place, and then take the train from there and it seems just as easy to just drive. If there was a train to the beach (from Burbank/NoHo), I'd totally be on that.

Otherwise, I feel like mostly all I could do is go downtown.
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Old 04-10-2012, 05:07 PM
 
Location: NYC-Hell on Earth
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Well it would definitely increase the appeal of using public transit for many folks. I know many New Yorkers here in LA who don't use public transit because they feel there's a stigma. That if you don't drive, you're working class and/or poor. Whereas in NY people from all walks of life use the subway.
Refuse to use the subways in NYC due to their unbelievable grossness.

Tried L.A. subways this past summer, No Problem!!!!
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