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Guys in hi-vis stringing new trolley-bus cables up. The new ones are beautiful bright and shiny naked copper. I'm glad I got to see them before they tarnish.
Tags: city, transport
|Date:||September 26th, 2009 11:43 am (UTC)|| |
I was guessing you'd like this one. Then I saw your comment.
I work with guys who do very similar things to that. Not trolleybus wires, but actual distribution networking. No bare copper (because hey, no), but beautiful nonetheless.
I do sometimes take pictures with a specific person in mind - without knowing you I may not have taken the camera out of the bag for this one. Glad you like it!
Wait.. you have trolley buses? Cool !
Yep! The new ones are quite nice, and they're all far nicer to be stuck behind when you're on a scooter than a diesel.
Yeah, I'd imagine they would be... probably do wonders for traffic congestion too.
I seriously hope they get their fingers out with the Leeds trolly/tram network, but so far construction is stalled thanks 'the recession'..that being the excuse today. [really, hasn't anything to do with the budget for it being 're-purposed' to pay for 150% pay rises for the local counsellors...for the last 5 years!]
But infrastructure investment is a great thing to do in a recession. Construction contractors are available to the government at a cut-price rate, keeps people in work and keeps businesses afloat - and you get useful stuff like trolleybuses too.
Edited at 2009-09-26 09:17 pm (UTC)
From your lips to Gordon Brown's ears...I hope..
Seriously though, there a whole raft of big projects that have been stalled out for one reason or another....one reason being people voting themselves pay rises.
I recall in Chch some of the bus' were diesel, and others electric. The only trolley car was on the old, preserved loop. We did ride that, as it went past several places we wanted to see anyway. And, one evening with friends, rode the 'restaurant' car. An evening following the same loop (IIRC we went around about 5 times for the duration of the meal) while the sun finished setting and the city lights came up. Pretty good food, too.
The electric buses in Christchurch are actually diesel-electric hybrids, and yes the tram is purely a tourist attraction, not public transport.
Lots of sharp angles and things that full up the photo with the busy and makes the eye work to see everything.
Good shooting this.