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Description of Pictures: The entire Metro subway was closed for the day because of electrical safety issues. I had to take the bus downtown instead of the subway... and it ended up being cheaper as well as faster. I'm not sure that was the message I was supposed to get from the subway being shut down but what the heck!
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METSS_160125_08.JPG: The trains took a couple of days to start running. Fares were free the first day.
METSS_160316_04.JPG: The entire Metro subway was closed for the day because of electrical safety issues. I had to take the bus downtown instead of the subway... and it ended up being cheaper as well as faster. I'm not sure that was the message I was supposed to get from the subway being shut down but what the heck!
METSS_160316_09.JPG: URGENT MESSAGE
The entire Metrorail system will be
ALL DAY ON WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16
to allow for emergency inspections of power cables.
Your safety is our highest priority.
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Wikipedia Description: Silver Spring (Washington Metro)
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Silver Spring is a Washington Metro station in Montgomery County, Maryland on the Red Line. It is the first station in Maryland on the eastern end of the line and is the most-used station in Maryland.
The station serves the suburb of Silver Spring, and is located at Colesville Road (U.S. Route 29) and East-West Highway. A MARC station straddles the Metro station, with the two halves of the MARC station connected by a pedestrian bridge. Trains from Grosvenor-Strathmore terminate here during midday. Service began on February 6, 1978.
Prior to the opening of the Forest Glen station on September 22, 1990, the Silver Spring Station was the terminus for the eastern end of the Red Line. Trains would either be run into the station on the inbound track for restarting in the opposite direction, or the train would arrive on the outbound track and go out of service, whereupon it would be run into the pocket track just beyond the station, the operator would walk back to what was the tail end of the train, and use the console at that end to restart the train in the reverse direction, and return to the station on the opposite track. This latter move is what is presently done when Red Line trains terminate at Silver Spring in regular service.
Like Brookland-CUA station, the platform at Silver Spring is slightly curved, with convex mirrors located on the inbound side of the platform to aid train operators in making sure the area is clear before closing the doors.
This station is planned to be one of the Metro stations on the Purple Line system, formerly known as the Bi-County Transitway.
Several Metrobuses and Ride On buses serve this station.
Paul S. Sarbanes Transit Center:
The proposed transit center will sit on the site of the current Silver Spring Metro Center. The new three-floor, urban, modal, state-of-the-art facility will feature 34 bays for Metro, Ride-on Buses, University of Ma ...More...
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2016 photos: Equipment this year: I continued to use my Fuji XS-1 cameras but, depending on the event, I also used a Nikon D7000.
Seven relatively short trips this year:
two Civil War Trust conference (Gettysburg, PA and West Point, NY, with a side-trip to New York City),
my 11th consecutive San Diego Comic-Con trip (including sites in Utah, Nevada, and California),
a quick trip to Michigan for Uncle Wayne's funeral,
two additional trips to New York City, and
a Civil Rights site trip to Alabama during the November elections. Being in places where people died to preserve the rights of minority voters made the Trumputin election even more depressing.
Number of photos taken this year: just over 610,000.