Thursday, September 18, 2008

Back... Kinda

Technically I'm waiting for the last leg of my homeward trip from Chicago. I think I tried every kind of alternative transportation I could except for buses, boats and bikes out there.

I caught a cable car to Fisherman's Wharf. Very fun.

I took an electric rail streetcar to get back from Fisherman's Wharf. It's like a bus except it's powered by the overhead electrical wires and it's on rails.

BART (light rail/subway) got me around quite a bit, and relatively inexpensive.

Some misc. Photos. I'll post lots more in the next few days.

Do Jetliners count as alternative transportation?


Anonymous said...

BART is heavy rail ;) Muni N, L, etc.. would be considered LRT (light rail transit).

Noah said...

Forgive me. I'm from Kansas. :P I always thought Amtrak was heavy rail, and BART is significantly lighter than Amtrak. I was also under the erroneous assumption that the "L" in Chicago's "The L" meant "Light rail" (oh yes, I was wrong. I wiki'd it)

Apertome said...

Glad to hear you're back, or almost back. I hope you had a good trip. Cool photos so far!

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I had the same thought process until someone set me straight. I guess they just call commuter rails/Amtrak type trains...just plaid old rail?

I believe they call it the El not L. And if I'm correct about El, I believe El short for elevated...?

Anonymous said...

Haha, plaid.


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