Yours truly waiting for a train at the Monrovia Station.
If there were a LCD screen showing waiting time for the next train, it would display “1273236 minutes” (until November, 2016, of course.) All photos by Aviv Kleinman/Streetsblog L.
The line’s third phase, the Foothill Extension, will extend from its current terminus in East Pasadena, at Sierra Madre Villa to Azusa, serving another 6 stations over the course of 11.3 miles.
The extension will serve five cities directly, and it is proposed to transform transportation and development patterns in the San Gabriel Valley.
It was there that she met Bambi, then 20, who had left her suburban home in North Carolina for the open road. Sauter, 41, was arrested over a prior panhandling incident, but Bambi and Ms.
“We were both kind of the same age, young women,” Ms. “So I kind of felt at ease with her.” Bambi, 20, left her home in a small town in North Carolina during the summer of 2015. Kask continued with a new friend, Matt Johnson, or Smerph, who grew up in a family of train riders. Later the group met up with others, including Deverayn Armstrong, 26, who had been in and out of foster homes before taking to riding the rails. Kask hopped on her first freight train — a gondola car full of scrap metal — near Bowling Green, Ky.
According to Rowland, “the trains are so quiet, the loudest thing about them is usually just the whoosh of the wind that trails behind them.”Streetsblog head Damien Newton, Streetsblog intern Aviv Kleinman (yours truly), and Albert Ho, Media Relations director for the Expansion Authority, stand proudly near the 210 flyover bridge (in order from right).
If you combine the tinge of loneliness in Jimmie Rodgers’s “Waiting for a Train” with the outcast mentality of Bob Dylan’s “I Am a Lonesome Hobo,” you might understand the millennial hippiedom of a group called Dirty Kids.
In the foreground we see larger ties that are meant to be positioned under grade-crossings, in this case a pedestrian grade-crossing.
The further, smaller ties, are standard for the track alignment.