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Transit is Essential! Keep It Running for Everyone.

It’s Primary Day in Indiana, meaning as a government employee, overseeing operations of a small transit system, I have the day off. Normally I use these random holidays (when were not traveling) to work on this website as Louise does her philosophical work, gearing towards her phD. This holiday feels very different, and I can’t […]

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California

The (nearly-complete) San Bernardino Line: Upland to Rialto

I’ve slowly been chipping away at the San Bernardino Line station’s that were sitting in my archive, and this update has the final 4 missing stations, that I’ve visited: Upland-(28 Photos) Rancho Cucamonga-(36 Photos) Fontana-(31 Photos) Rialto-(31 Photos) I’ve also added a page (now all seven lines have their own homepages) for the San Bernardino […]

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California

Covina & Baldwin Park

In this update, I have two stations in Eastern Los Angles county, that have seen ridership decreases since the Gold Line opened Phase 2A of the Foothill Extension about 3.5 miles north of these stations. Both of these stops have paid parking that costs more than parking at the much more frequent Gold Line stops, […]

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California

Claremont & Montclair

These two stations are the closest to each other on the San Bernardino Line (outside of the new extension to Downtown San Bernardino), and both are to become parallel to light rail, if funding can be identified by 2021. Other than that, the two stations couldn’t be more different, one is the largest Park & […]

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California

Cal State L.A. and El Monte

As I continue working through my archive to finally bring the San Bernardino Line online, on this the 43rd day of home on COVID-19 lockdown, I was super happy to realize what a great evening photo set with excellent light I got on a January evening when I briefly passed through Los Angeles back in […]

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Amtrak California

The Pomona Stations

Pomona, CA has been home to two train station’s that have both operated continuously in the last fifty years, although the types of service at each station has changed. Today both are served by Metrolink, on two different lines. From 1971 until 1994 both were served by Amtrak, the Santa Fe station by the Southwest […]

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Amtrak California

The San Bernardino Depot

It’s time for a major station in California that I never quite wrote a page for, a depot that was the largest east of the Mississippi when it opened. Since I last visited back in 2013, the station has also had it’s platform structure completely changed for a short extension to the Downtown station, so […]

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Amtrak California Winter 2012

Ontario, CA and the Tri-Weekly Sunset Limited leaving L.A.

In our current COVID-19 world, I find myself working from home. The past two weeks have been extremely busy helping to manage bus service cuts due to driver shortages. It’s made me realize just how important public transit is, as an essential public service. Now is not the time though that I will be taking […]

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Amtrak

Durand, MI – an Amtrak station and railroad museum

When I visit new stations there are some that I thoroughly research, there are others that I visit more spontaneously, particularly when Louise and I make road trips, Durand–(78 photos) was as one of these stations and looked so impressive that we came back for a thorough visit the following summer. Just over a year […]