NFL draft, divisional and regional conventions, and a train show. Fun” Midwest Region Meet in Schaumberg IL later in May. On top of that are the . meets. Experience includes being co-chair of the WLD fall meet in. Later "death notices" came in the mids from certain NMRA officials who . a trip to Sacramento for the West Coast Regional Meet, which is mostly railroad tours. Click to see exclusive, licensed train collections in your favorite NFL colors! , , , , , , , , , , , The Rocky Mountain Region Callboard Newsletter 8/16/ Page. CALLBOARD . my favorite football coach (from that school up north in. Ann Arbor), “This is . our train arriving and then the meet with the regular west-.
The care was absolutely great. Here the 6 hospitals in the city are all run under one authority so each has a specialty. The one I was at has Urology as a specialty and when I was in the entire ward I was on was all urology. The nurses really know their stuff on those issues as that is mostly what they deal with. If you have a heart issue they send you to one hospital where all the heart specialists are for stents, by-pass ops, etc.
There is a little overlap at the 2 large hospitals but not a lot.
Someone mentioned making sure of health insurance when you travel. I would like to second that. We always look at the insurance carfully and I actually read the policy.
A habit from my work career when I looked after insurance for my company. Surprisingly some of the best health care you can get in the world is in South Africa. My wife has been making some of my favourite meals so I have been well fed since I came home although I find I can't eat a lot at any one time.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
She made a roast chicken with a leek dressing stuffing that has roasted carrots, mushrooms, bacon and a lot of white wine. It is an old French country recipe. For lunch today it was homemade pancakes with a blueberry compote and lots of maple syrup plus bacon! Not often I have bacon but I do like it once in a while. Cost concerns and community pushback about building a full loop. An interim agreement with France-based Alstom which would supply Citadis cars using APS centered third rail "conduit' power collection would specify how contract negotiations will be carried out.
- Jeffrey´s Trackside Diner - January 2015
But that agreement won't be ready until November or December Merchants along Alton Road objected to the full loop because they suffered a year of disruption for drainage improvements. But a funding plan has yet to be devised. The line from downtown to midtown received the third of six modern streetcars in November from Brookville Equipment Corp.
Streetcar line work along Woodward Avenue was to be finished in time for the city's Thanksgiving Parade. M-1 Rail chief executive Paul Childs said, "We've installed 34, feet of track, nearlylbs. Detroit car at Brookville! December 2nd is the new deadline for comment on the Maryland Transit Administration Purple Line light rail environmental report, Washington, D.
Purple Line LRVs may start public operation in President Obama, the First Lady and Hillary Clinton were all scheduled to be in Philadelphia on the evening of November 7th heavily campaigning. The issues in the six-day strike that began on November 1st included pensions, health care contributions and worker safety and fatigue. Local represents 4, SEPTA employees, mostly operators and maintenance personnel, in collective bargaining.
HTNB consulting and Aecom head the two consortium groups that submitted proposals. Baton Rouge had a first generation streetcar line and some track still is visible in streets, as the next photo shows: The story got nationwide Associated Press wire service coverage. The FBI and local authorities are investigating and some of the funds have been recovered.
The final environmental report for the Los Angeles modern streetcar line was released in November, the "LA Downtown News dot com" site reported on November 8th. The four-mile car line was first proposed by City Councilman Jose Huizar in The environment report details the impacts on downtown neighborhoods including rider ship estimates and safety issues.
Durham and Orange counties will be asked by the "Go Triangle" transit agency to supply the bulk of the shortfall and they have until June to do so or cancel the LRT line entirely. The "Urban Milwaukee dot com" site reported November 25th that an unofficial groundbreaking has taken place for the modern streetcar line at Milwaukee, Wisconsin's largest city.
Work has begun on construction of the carhouse streetcar storage and maintenance facility. A ceremonial groundbreaking for the downtown streetcar will have to wait for better weather. Milwaukee Streetcar Artists Concept! Charlotte Area Transit System selected Siemens to supply six S70 platform streetcars for the east and west extensions of the Gold Line streetcar route in the Uptown area of North Carolina's largest city, according to the the Charlotte Observer on November 15th.
The streetcar S70s will replace the Gomaco-built replica double truck Birney cars presently used on the Gold Line. Salt Lake City S70 Streetcar! More Urban Rail Happenings! This type of hack is known as a "ransomware" attack. SFMTA responded by turning off the machines and fare gates in Muni Metro subway stations, starting Friday and continuing through Sunday morning, agency officials said in a statement.
Department of Homeland Security on the matter, officials said. The agency "never considered paying the ransom," the statement said. Backup systems allowed the agency to get most affected computers running by Monday, November 28th. Neither customer privacy nor transaction information were compromised during the hack, SFMTA officials said. These S70 type cars will be built at the Florin, California facility, visited by Trolleyville in late August These new vehicles will have a revised seating arrangement in the C or middle section See photo in San Diego article below to improve passenger flow and ice cutters to remove sleet from the overhead wire.
The contract provides an option for another 50 vehicles, if needed for the Blue Line extension. Engineering for the extension began in the fall of These documents have been distributed to all the cities and key agencies along the the planned route for a day review period.
The line currently uses 50 Light Rail Vehicles made by AnsaldoBreda for base service but they are being augmented by new KinkiSharyo vehicles as they are delivered, tested and cleared for passenger service.
When the line opened in May, base service was nine two-car-trains, 12 minutes apart. Then they started adding a third car to the trains but still 12 minutes apart.
On October 24th the train frequency was changed to six minutes with two-car trains.
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This required 18 trains and reassignment of operators from two other divisions. So in the six months since the line was extended to Santa Monica, the number of cars needed to make the daily weekday schedule has increased from 18 vehicles to The frequency is not as often on weekends so three-car trains are seen on those two days. All types of cars presently in Los Angeles run on the Expo Line except the P AnsaldoBredas which are exclusively on the Gold line at the current time.
The new KinkiSharyo cars are being accepted as fast as they can be readied for service. At least 30 of them are in service on the line as of mid-November. If they follow tradition, these cars will most likely become their class The remaining vehicles will be used to increase frequency on the current Blue and Orange lines, Siemens officials said in a press release. The order calls for low-floor vehicles with a redesigned middle or 'C' section to improve passenger flow.
Seating will be the "Bowling Alley" variety, with the backs to the windows as shown in the next photograph rather than transverse seating. This should ease the flow of riders between the A and B sections. Revised C Section Seating! The first vehicles are expected to arrive in late They started with 14 Siemens-DueWag U2s in and eventually accumulated 71 of them. All of the U2s were retired in They acquired 52 SDs inall of which are still in service.
Slowly but surely, according to Progressive Railroading, the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority SEPTAthe agency that controls mass transportation in the Philadelphia Area is moving in similar directions to their fellow organizations in Los Angeles San Francisco and most large cities. They have launched "Travel Wallet" which allows riders to load money onto their Key fare cards. SEPTA is using a soft-launch approach to familiarize riders with this new way of paying fares, and to ensure that the agency cab address any issues before moving to a larger rollout according to a SEPTA press release.
It's a convenient choice for those who only ride a few days a weeks or for occasional customer, because it eliminates the need to pre-purchase tokens or have exact change. During the soft rollout, funds in a customer's Travel Wallet can only be used to pay fares for one person. However, at a later date, riders will be able to use the technology to pay for more than one rider.
We all knew this was coming On November 22, Progressive Railroading reported that the Federal Railroad Administration FRA is finalizing an advisory to push railroads to begin testing train operators for obstructive sleep apnea.