Friday, April 29, 2011
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
If some of these look familiar, it's because they're made at the same Thunder Bay, Ontario plant that trains in Miami, Montreal, Vancouver and Toronto are made in. Well, the Metrolink ones are at least.
Photos taken at the Anaheim, Fullerton, Norwalk/Santa Fe Springs, LA Union and once more with flare, Anaheim Metrolink Stations in Anaheim, Fullerton, Norwalk and Los Angeles, California on April 11, 2011.
Photos taken along the Red Line of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transit Authority in Los Angeles and Hollywood, California on April 11, 2011
LA Metro's Green Line, a train that doesn't quite go to the beach, doesn't quite go to LAX, doesn't quite go to the Metrolink station at Norwalk, but DOES go down the median of I-105, is shown here at various locations in Norwalk, Hawthorne, Redondo Beach and Los Angeles, California on April 11 and 12, 2011
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Being a child of the 70s, I watched a lot of lousy TV. One exception to all this was Emergency! which supposedly ran on Saturday nights on NBC, but I remember watching it weekdays at 5 on CFTO-TV, Channel 9, Cable 8, right after Star Trek. The show was very cool not only for the bright red trucks, but also for this thing they called a "Mantooth". Anyway, I was a devoted watcher and even wanted to be a paramedic when I grew up. (Then I realized there was blood involved, which you didn't see much of on TV, so there went that idea)
I always wanted to see this mythical "Station 51" even if there weren't any Roy or Johnny to show me around, and on this trip, I finally got to. Station 127 of the Los Angeles County Fire Department, located in the city of Carson across from an Arco oil refinery on the western edge of L.A. County, played the role of Station 51. The station was renamed the Robert. A. Cinader Memorial Fire Station after the co-creator of the series in 1985.
Photos taken at 2049 East 223rd Street, Carson, California on April 12, 2011
Monday, April 18, 2011
Photos taken at the former site of the Wilson family home on 119th Street in Hawthorne, California on April 11, 2011.