Posted by evilgrins on 2014.02.24 at 06:30
Current Mood: amused
On twitter I run @CaltrainNews, a slightly warped version of the official @Caltrain_News. Not too very long ago I tweeted something that inspired the official version to get just as warped as I am:
Gotta appreciate the little moments in life!
Posted by evilgrins on 2014.01.07 at 07:19
Current Mood: anxious
Posted by evilgrins on 2013.12.09 at 07:31
Current Mood: busy
I'm obviously not on livejournal as much as I used to be, spending most of my time on twitter. Still, I tend to do a lot of what I did here there... including community stuff.
Shortly after I started riding the Caltrain again I started up a news account. The official Caltrain account twits are @Caltrain_News & @GoCaltrain, and I started @CaltrainNews... which I won't be using today, but I'm usually on that account at the start of most days that fall within the range of my train activity.
Dubbed the real Caltrain news, inspired by conductors who come up with the most bizarre explanations for when things go wrong with the service. I expect it's as much they feel they have to explain problems, even when they're not 100% sure what's going on, as well as keep passengers from freaking out. There was this one time heading into San Francisco where the brakes literally fell off the train. We coasted to a stop and passengers wanted to get out of the train, but there's some kinda federal law that says Caltrain can't disembark riders anywhere but at actual train stations, unless it's a direct transfer to another train.
Conductors explained this but when that wasn't going over so well, the opted to point out that if sabretooth tigers happened to rip the riders to shreds then the conductors were liable for it. That got met with laughter...
...and so it goes.
My @CaltrainNews is in the same vein of that kinda response to shenanigans and problems on the tracks. A lot of folks didn't think the account would last more than a week but it's doing pretty good and I'm having fun with it. Got a steady growth of followers, maybe 1 or 2 new ones each week.
I'll probably continue to update it so long as it's fun... or until I stop riding the train again.
Posted by evilgrins on 2013.02.22 at 11:38
Current Location: 94306
Current Mood: cold
The bus I take after work to get home, the 1st of 2 buses, is a 2 hour ride. Usually it's not so bad and I tend to sleep through the whole thing.
I have a driver's license, so y'know. Just don't currently have a car... and even if I wouldn't drive to work as parking, which is free in just about every other city, costs a bundle in San Francisco.
So, anyways, last night was a little unusual. It' still Winter and it was really chilly last night. Normally the bus is heated, sometimes with a back vent open so it doesn't get too hot inside. Thing is last night, for the entire 2 hours, the bus driver had the A/C cranked up full blast on cold.
It was under 30° outside when I got off the bus but from my perspective, it was hotter outside than it was in the bus.
First but was SamTrans, second one (which was a blessed 80° inside) was VTA.
Posted by evilgrins on 2010.06.10 at 09:22
SB230 overshot San Mateo by about 1/2 mile. Backing up into station. 7 min down. T09:14
Posted by evilgrins on 2010.06.04 at 10:41
Caltrain will cut service in October, raise fares in Januaryhttp://bit.ly/9kpZFh
Posted by evilgrins on 2010.05.27 at 15:03
With caltrain day passes are double the cost of a single ride. A single for lightrail is $2, day pass is $6.
Posted by evilgrins on 2010.05.03 at 17:29
Entire railroad is shut down due to accident per conductor T17:19
Posted by evilgrins on 2010.04.08 at 23:16
Fatality (at 9:15pm) in Burlingamehttp://easyuri.com/96bae
/via @KCBSNews T23:05
Posted by evilgrins on 2010.04.06 at 16:44
Current Location: 94306
Current Mood: pensive
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