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Calgary Light Rail shortly after opening with original DuWag U2 equipment

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Calgary Light Rail shortly after opening with original DuWag U2 equipment
Posted by daveklepper on Friday, April 28, 2023 8:44 AM

A Canadian bwithy better familiarity can supply location and other details

 

  

 

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Posted by SD70Dude on Friday, April 28, 2023 10:20 AM

The three shots of street running are downtown.  7 Ave SW between 4 St SE and 11 St SW is a dedicated transitway, only trains and buses are allowed.  To save space they make stops on alternating blocks, and it is quite interesting to watch a train pull up right up behind a bus at a red light and then overtake it after the light changes and the bus pulls up and over into its stop.  

The third photo with the pedestrian overpass is at the Anderson station, looking south.  At the time this was the southern terminus of the system, and the extra track is a yard lead for the Anderson maintenance garage, which is visible in the background.  

The fourth photo with the crossing is looking north toward the Whitehorn station, the original terminus of the northeast line.  

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Posted by MidlandMike on Friday, April 28, 2023 9:22 PM

What is the approximate dates of these photos?

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Posted by daveklepper on Saturday, April 29, 2023 2:59 PM

July, 1987

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Posted by MidlandMike on Saturday, April 29, 2023 7:22 PM

Thanks.  I rode the line in 1983.  Couldn't remember if those were the type of cars I rode.

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Posted by daveklepper on Saturday, April 29, 2023 9:15 PM

Yes, they were.

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Posted by daveklepper on Sunday, April 30, 2023 2:14 AM

Ariel view of 7th Street (possdibly from the hotel?0 and a bus passding a high-platform light rail stati9on.

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Posted by daveklepper on Wednesday, May 3, 2023 2:56 PM

 repeated with less dirt and jaggedness, and come newly scanned:

 

 

 

 

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Posted by daveklepper on Wednesday, May 3, 2023 9:30 PM

More:

 

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Posted by daveklepper on Thursday, May 4, 2023 9:13 AM

 

 

 

 

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Posted by daveklepper on Friday, May 5, 2023 7:58 AM

 

 

I hope to have somje time to do further cleaning on these images.

Locations and commentary requested.  Thanks.

 

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Posted by daveklepper on Monday, May 8, 2023 4:47 AM

Something must be a problem with this websight, the servers, or whatever, but I'll try to post more pictujres this evening.

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Posted by daveklepper on Monday, May 8, 2023 1:00 PM

Servers overloaded earlier today.  Here are new ones and most dirt removed from two posted earlier.  Locations & Comments?

 

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Posted by daveklepper on Tuesday, May 9, 2023 9:08 PM

Again, locations and comments requested.

 

I note the upper photo requires further jagged-removal and dirt-spot-removal, and weill get those repairs in the next few days.

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Posted by daveklepper on Thursday, May 11, 2023 2:22 AM

Improved version of the first of the previous posting and new ones.

 

 

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Posted by daveklepper on Sunday, May 14, 2023 3:33 AM

To give you a chouce, all the underpass portal photos on one posting:

 

 

 

 

 

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