Tuesday, February 12, 2013

In Service

People sometimes ask me, "who gets to ride the first train?"

Who? You.

I just missed catching this train after work, but then ran into it downtown. Oh, hey.

Does anyone on the platform even notice? Why are they not cheering?

It's a jolting thing, seeing the new LRVs in service on Hiawatha. The 200s! The type twos! It had been awhile since we first met, although my new cube has a primo view of the turnaround tracks near the Cedar Riverside station. Yep, this is my new friend that visits every morning.

Now if we can just get that catenary finished to Saint Paul...


  1. I keep just missing it! I'm going to cheer when I get to take it.

  2. Me too! My coworker rode one and took photos, much to the confusion of other passengers.

  3. Don't you just love when dreams come true! Congrats on all your hard work, Christina! I've enjoyed your updates here. Definitely have to take a ride sometime when we are in the Twin Cities!