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Photos from PoPville – Two More Sunset Stunners

by Prince Of Petworth September 22, 2016 at 1:30 pm 18 Comments

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Jordan Barab

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Jim Havard

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

  • FridayGirl

    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.

      • Anonymous

        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.

      • 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.

  • Colhi

    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.

    • INWDC

      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!

      • LittleBluePenguin

        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!

        • INWDC

          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.

          • textdoc

            Please please please no piped-in air-freshener-type smells!

          • Yeah, the effect is usually much worse than the intent.

          • LittleBluePenguin

            I’d settle for it just not smelling like a pig farm!

          • Patrick Division

            A little hint of pumpkin spice would be just thing right now (to distract riders from the crumbling infrastructure, rapidly diminishing usability, and incompetent Metro staff)!

          • Jerry Grundle

            I wonder if pumping safe levels of ozone into rail cars has ever been attempted. Too much is really bad to breathe in for any duration, but it’s really the only thing that kills almost any offensive odor rather permanently.

      • textdoc

        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.
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        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.

        • LittleBluePenguin

          *shudder*

        • anon

          Great, another reason to be afraid of riding Metro. :(

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