Thursday, June 14, 2007

Train tram

While I was having a tea waiting for my plane in Kobe, I realized the airport trams looked more like little trains and less like monorail cars. So, here you go, Berns (and anyothers of you who are interested in transportation)! Have I posted any pics of the trolleys in Nag yet?

3 comments:

Gina said...

Thanks Auntie Tracey!!

Berns loves airports... and trains... and the combo?? Bernie Bliss!

We have no fewer than 150 pictures of Dulles. They are constructing a train thing and Berns couldn't get enough.

My wallet is incredibly grateful for digital cameras...

For non-airport shots, check out our photo essay in Breaking Ground!

papa san said...

You know how i love trains.....but these are not steam so the interest is not quite a strong. I would, hoever, be interested in learning more about what they are doing a at Dulles, Gina. Is it for their own transport system or is it in conjunction with the Air & Space Facility out there?

Gina said...

Hey, George!

I don't know how familiar you are with Dulles--so forgive me if I over/under detail you. :)

Dulles has these very strange Mad Max-esque vehicles for transporting passengers between terminals. They--the "Mobile Lounges"--dock at one terminal and sit there filling for a while and then lumber across the tarmac and dock at the other terminal.

Someone got the brilliant idea (and enormous funding--just shy of $2 billion) that an underground train-esque system would be an improvement. The AeroTrain System is a huge undertaking and is projected to take another 2+ years to finish.

With all of the branding and signage and full-size models and construction going on, it looks like the roll-out of an Olympics.

The pit where they are constructing some of the tunnels is massive--and very camera-worthy per Berns. (Come on! Huge forms and construction vehicles and planes all in the same frame?? Heaven... B-Style.) If I hadn't promised a return trip, I don't think I could have gotten him to leave the airport.