Entries Tagged as ‘City Rail’

Thursday, November 23, 2006 at 6:43 pm

Railway Roundabout

Railway Roundabout is an interesting blog: its main focus is on Japanese rail service (including city rail, maglev and freight; lots of stuff about Japanese passenger service), but with plenty of digressions into British railway history. It also makes use of another synonym for trainspotter, railfan, or FRN: “gricer” — which, according to the Urban […]

Tuesday, November 14, 2006 at 8:28 pm

Touring Paris’s Phantom Metro Stations

USA Today had an article last month about overnight tours of the Paris Metro system, including visits to four “phantom stations” closed since the Second World War and using vintage rolling stock, by ADEMAS, the Association d’Exploitation du Matériel Sprague (Sprague-Thomson metro cars date from the early 20th century). The society is reportedly secretive, but […]

Monday, November 13, 2006 at 11:11 am

Darius McCollum Arrested Again

Darius McCollum is in trouble again. The man who has spent a third of his life in jail for his various attempts to infiltrate New York transit systems was arrested again last week, charged with criminal impersonation and violating the conditions of his parole, which prevented him from owning any railroad paraphernalia. He had an […]

Wednesday, October 25, 2006 at 8:11 pm

Daily Flickr Photo: Horloz Viaduct

Peter Van den Bossche seems to have been following DMU #4403 around Liège, Belgium, and caught this interesting shot of it crossing Horloz Viaduct, with Tilleur cemetery in the foreground.