While spending a couple of enjoyable, sunny September afternoons watching the departure of GO Transit commuter consists west from Toronto Union Station, I was taken by the flat faces and appurtenance-laden GO 200-series cab cars, finding myself inexplicably photographing each one, trying to highlight different details or alternating angles. This post is the result. A cab car cavalcade. Enjoy!
|GO 211 and crew
|GO 219 and crew
|GO 233 detail
Speaking of appurtenances, did you know that Columbus Castings produces three times more knuckles than couplers? Guess which part breaks more often. Did you know that 90% of Nathan air horn bodies are made of aluminum-alloy? Does this ring a bell? Decide whether you like clapper or electric bells. Can one have too much bell?
Also, did you know there was a transit agency in Cincinnati named SORTA? It's the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority. In Kingston, it's Kingston Transit. But imagine if our transit agency was instead called Kingston Intermodal Non-car Development Authority? That would be KINDA, SORTA.
I'm about to start reading astronaut Chris Hadfield's book - An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth. Then I'll have to find space for it on my bookshelf.