A San Diego Trolley (light rail) train at Sante Fe Depot.
The San Diego Trolley was the first light rail system in the United States (opened 1981), and pre-dates the coining of the term “light rail” by UMTA, which is why it’s called the Trolley.
This picture is from 2010, but I was in San Diego last week, so I thought I’d put up a relevant photo.
A bright yellow U-bahn train crosses Berlin’s beautiful Oberbaumbrücke over the Spree River.
A Montréal Métro train bound for Côte-Vertu arrives at the Villa-Maria station. I’ve used Photoshop to remove all colors except for the station’s distinctive red-orange-yellow benches and tiles.
“34 Penn Station”
A downtown-bound 1 train arrives at 34th Street/Penn Station in New York’s Seventh Avenue Subway.
This is a photo of functional art at the Villa-Maria station of the Montréal Métro. These red-orange-peach-yellow arches and tiles repeat throughout the station, with the same colors appearing in the mezzanine as well. It’s clean and simple design, yet has a powerful impact on the space.
To create the lighted circle effect, using Photoshop, I used a black overlay and erased the portion centered on this set of benches.
“Between the Rails”
A colorfully painted New Mexico Rail Runner Express commuter train lays over at Sante Fe Depot, with a Santa Fe Southern locomotive parked next door.
“Armour Line Up”
MARTA trains parked at the Armour Rail Yard in Buckhead. Viewed from Piedmont Road.
An HDR shot taken from the west (9th Street) mezzanine of the Washington Metro’s Gallery Place station.
A Lynx Light Rail train at Charlotte’s I-485/South Boulevard station. Its headlights make a dramatic image as they stab through the fog.
A picture of Metro’s southern Green Line terminal. I took it shortly before boarding a northbound Green Line train over the only segment of the system I had yet to traverse. I’ve now ridden the entirety of the Washington Metro.