the other terminus is at ebisucho, which is smack in the heart of osaka's shibuya, den den town. you will have noticed the tram empty little by little on the approach, and there will be hardly anyone left to alight with you. a thin secretary type or a youth uncomfortably wearing a hotel uniform - people whose stories you guess at but will never get right. they melt away into the crowd; you are back in middle-class japan, the stratum who passed lazy days in university and eschews anime in favour of friends or full house with subtitles. meanwhile the hankai pulls away, a decrepit exile from a world where it doesn't fit anymore. it seems, incidentally, to be losing money hand over fist for the company that runs it; a quick look at the website reveals not only that ticket prices have been slashed, but they're desperately grasping for cashflow. in addition to selling stuffed toys, commemorative calendars, souvenir number plates and the like, you can also rent one of the trams, and go up and down the line having your own BYOB drinking party, for example. they charge roughly $75 an hour. i am dubious about how many folks have taken it up though.
post your favorite trains everybody! long distance buses may be permitted as long as they have a name. donald if you post that stupid video about the jitney so help me god
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In Calgary, spotted 1688 a very faded Action Red gp but did a double take when I noticed it had never had dynamic brakes. I checked ye olde trackside guide and found this beasty was a long way from home. She started life as a Toronto, Hamilton & Buffalo unit. Its amazing how a little thing like the d/b's not being on it make it stand out. Being from the land of d/b's she is an oddity, and nice to see for a change.
I guess try doing that today and that poor sole would be fired on the spot. My father was always hopping rides with you all to Lehighton, Allentown, etc. Great times
BTW - at 84, he is still chasing the trains though he fell down last winter and broke his hip at the Hazelton yard. Fell down on ice but he has since recovered and we actually framed the picture he took while he was falling down. Great shot of a NS GP50
mandy patinkin is so cool that he likens himself to a drug addict but all he does is spend too much money on trains, but it's not even that much money considering he's a rich actor, all it did was slightly inconvenience him when he argues with his wife about things. holy shit is that a cool guy
Gross is a passionate railfan with an extensive collection of railroad antiques. He is an amateur railroad historian, photographer, modeler, and part-owner in a working railroad, the Santa Fe Southern Railway, a former branch line of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway which operates between Lamy and Santa Fe, New Mexico. He is also the spokesman for the World's Greatest Hobby campaign sponsored by the Model Railroad Industry Association that promotes the hobby of model railroading. He has also been a spokesperson for Operation Lifesaver, a campaign promoting safety at railroad grade crossings. Beginning in 2009, Gross is the "celebrity spokesman" for the B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore, Maryland.