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  • justinbc

    1st one looks like:
    “Oh no, I thought the 4 Horsemen were waiting til November…”

  • The sunsets are beautiful, but its bothering me that those people have their bags on the seats. Hahahah…

    • west_egg

      IMHO placing your bag on an adjacent seat is okay as long as there is a sufficient number of unoccupied seats nearby.

      • Yeah, except that the “number of unoccupied seats nearby” changes from station to station, but most seat-hoggers only check it when they first get on the train.

      • justinbc

        There aren’t people standing all in the view of the photo, so this train is much less crowded than the ones I take home every afternoon.

  • That first photo is awesome.

  • Ashy Oldlady

    Is it just me or are there suddenly a whole lot more of the shiny new 7000-series trains on the Red Line? I used to only see them maybe once a week, but half the trains I’ve taken to and from work this week have been new ones.

    • I was able to finally ride one of these unicorns the other day. I absolutely love the fact there isn’t the dingy carpet (and accompanying smell) on these. However, you definitely notice the rail noise more.

      Also, amazing sunset pics!

      • I really really hate the smell of the new cars. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I don’t know what is wrong with my sense of smell but I find that “new (rail)car” smell much more offensive than the moldy, dingy carpet. It smells like a straight-up barnyard. Ugh!

        • Imagine if subway systems could effectively (cost and otherwise) find a way to pipe soothing scents into the railcars. Maybe something like freshly baked cinnamon rolls or delicate jasmine …though having it mask existing smells of grease, plastics, and whatnot would probably be pretty difficult, but I bet it would help peoples’ moods on the train.

      • I was really enjoying the new 7000-series cars… until yesterday morning, in car 7105, when I was getting off the train and saw a roach running along the top edge of the seat that my neighbor had just vacated.
        I don’t think I’ve ever actually seen a roach in a Metrorail car before. (Maybe I have and I’ve forgotten.) I certainly was not expecting to see one in a 7000-series car.

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