🚆A trip to Antioch
My girlfriend was out of town this weekend so it seemed a fine time to do a trip I’d been meaning to take for a while and check out the new Stadler GTW railcars on the eBART. I’d been a fan of the GTW railcar for a very long time. This dates back to a middle school assignment where I (somewhat halfheartedly) tried to convince a poor teacher to let me present to the county about replacing a stretch of derelict track with a commuter rail line. (Needless to say, it didn’t work, and line in question is being converted to a trail) . I didn’t know much about railcars at the time but the GTW appealed to me because of its nature as a multiple unit and what I perceived as its relatively low cost to operate (as well as its aesthetics).
When I took a long trip to Europe after college, I had the opportunity to ride a KISS in Switzerland. I came away impressed and feeling like my early feelings...
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