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Ferry After Sundown

Growing up on an island must bring a special affinity for ferries because, whenever I see them, it brings a spark of interest as to what people are going to or from.  I lived on the seafront for a portion … Continue reading

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An Aging Monorail Keeps on Going

Cast your mind back to 1962 (if you are old enough to do so).  What were your preferred modes of transport then?  Do you still drive the same car?  Probably not.  That was the year the Seattle Monorail opened to … Continue reading

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Sailing Ship in Oakland

A pair of sailing ships had been in Oakland earlier in the year but I didn’t get around to seeing them while they were there.  However, I had lunch with some colleagues in Jack London Square a little while later … Continue reading

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New Locomotives 

The acquisition of new locomotives for the state of California is something I have been working on for a while. A little time back I posted about some testing from the cab that we did in Colorado. Since then the … Continue reading

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Amtrak Over the River

Having watched a guy walking across a narrow railroad bridge over the Alameda Creek in Fremont as you can read about here, a train was now coming across the bridge.  The train was a Capital Corridor service heading to San … Continue reading

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Trains Along the Bayshore

Having had a post with a train in it, I was reminded that I had actually photographed some trains a while back and they had never made it on to the blog.  It was actually a work related reason I … Continue reading

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Going Around in Circles Quite Quickly

A recent work trip involved some testing of a locomotive.  The test track in use is just outside Pueblo Colorado.  The testing program involves a ton of different tests, many of which are pretty boring to watch if you are … Continue reading

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Latest from Cars and Coffee

I have had a few visits to Cars and Coffee over the last few months.  Plenty of cool vehicles to check out and justify getting up early on a Sunday morning.  This time I figure I will just share a … Continue reading

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Shipwreck

I stopped off at Coyote Point in the Bay for a short while.  It hasn’t been so long since I was last there so the new addition I saw must have occurred pretty recently.  It appears that someone has had … Continue reading

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Contrasting Cars

One of the fun things about going to Cars and Coffee at the Blackhawk Automotive Museum in Danville is the variety of vehicles on show. You get things from one extreme to another. One of the first vehicles I saw … Continue reading

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