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DPP Tram 8515 at Mánes Bridge - Prague - April 2015

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DPP tram 8515, a Tatra type T3RP tram/streetcar, rolls through the intersection alongside a taxi cab, on the west side of the Mánesův most (Mánes Bridge) in Menší Město pražské (Lesser Town Prague). The tram has just left the Malostranská tram stop/station.

Photograph taken: April 29, 2015, at Prague, Czechia.

DPP Tram 9320 on Letenská Street - Lesser Town Prague

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DPP tram 9320 (a Škoda type 15 T) rolls down Letenská Street in Menší Město pražské (Lesser Town of Prague). In the background is the steeple of Kostel svatého Josefa (St. Joseph Church).

The tram is running on Tramway (Route) 20 and is heading toward the Malostranská tram stop/station. Tramway 20 runs between Sídliště Barrandov, on the southern end of the line, and Divoká Šárka, on the northern end. The Prague tram system is operated by opravní podnik hlavního města Prahy (Prague Public Transport Company).
April 29, 2015. Prague, Czechia. Photo © Tom Gatermann

Rock Region Metro Streetcar 410 on 3rd Street

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Rock Region Metro streetcar 411 has just made a turn onto 3rd Street, from River Market Avenue, and is heading toward the World Avenue and #3rd Street stop/station. The station serves the William J. Clinton Presidential Library and Museum as well as the Heifer Village & Urban Farm.

Photograph taken: October 14, 2016, at Little Rock, Arkansas.

Little Rock Street Car 411 Turning Onto 3rd Street

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October 14, 2016. Little Rock, Arkansas.

Metro Streetcar 411 makes the turn onto 3rd Street, from River Market Avenue.

Photo © Tom Gatermann.

Street Car 411 Is Crossing East 2nd Street In Little Rock

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October 14, 2016. Little Rock, Arkansas.

Metro Streetcar 411 heads south on River Market Avenue, at the intersection with East 2nd Street.

Photo © Tom Gatermann.

DPP Tram Crossing Mánes Bridge in Prague - April 2015

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A DDP tram (Tatra type T3R.P) makes its way east across the Mánesův most (Mánes Bridge), which crosses the River Vltava between Alšovo nábřeží (Aleš Embankment) and Malá Strana (Lesser Town/Quarter) Prague. The bridge was built in the early 20th Century and was completed in 1914, and is named for the Czech painter Josef Mánes. The photograph was taken from the grounds of Prague Castle
Photo taken: April 29, 2015. Prague, Czechia.
Photo © Tom Gatermann.

CSX 158 & CSX 675 - Henderson Subdivision - Henderson Bridge

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Having just crossed over the Ohio River from Henderson, Kentucky, CSXT 158 and CSXT 675 lead an empty coal on the CSX Henderson Subdivision's Henderson Bridge. The train is on the bridge's approach on the Indiana side of the river. The bridge is approximately 1.67 miles in length, and most of that length is on the Indiana side of the bridge. The approach on the Indiana side to the bridge's main spans over the river is just about a mile.


Photograph taken: July 13, 2012. South of Evansville, Indiana.

Metro Streetcar 410 at West Markham Street - Little Rock

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Metro Streetcar 410 makes the turn from South Spring Street onto West Markham Street, by the Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau. This view is looking down the driveway from the DoubleTree Hotel.

Photograph taken: October 14, 2016, at Little Rock, Arkansas.

BKK Tram 1356 - Danube Promenade - Budapest - May 2015

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Budapesti Közlekedési Központ (BKK) tram 1356, operating on the Number 2 Tram Route, rolls southwards along the Danube Promenade. In the background is the Széchenyi Chain Bridge, and beyond the bridge, the steeple of Mátyás Templom (Matthias Church) can be seen.

Photograph taken: May 6, 2015, at Budapest, Hungary.

BKK Tram 1370 - Hungarian Scientific Academy - May 2015

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BKK tram 1370 rolls past the Magyar Tudományos Akadémia (Hungarian Academy of Sciences). The tram has just passed under the overpass to the Széchenyi Lánchíd (Széchenyi Chain Bridge). From here, tram 1370 will continue north along the Danube River (to the left of the photograph), eventually making its way past the Hungarian Parliament building.

Photograph taken: May 6, 2015, at Budapest, Hungary.

DPP Tram 8394 - Malostranská Tram Stop - Prague - April 2015

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A Tatra T3R.P type tram, DPP 8394, leaves the Malostranská tram stop/station at the intersection of Letenská Street and Klárov Street in Lesser Town, Prague. The tracks to the right of the tram lead to Mánesův most (Manes Bridge).

April 29, 2015. Prague, Czechia. Photo © Tom Gatermann

DPP Tram 9252 - Archway in Lesser Town Prague – April 2015

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DPP Tram 9252, a model 15 T type tram built by Škoda, makes it way through a small archway/tunnel underneath a building on Letenská street in Lesser Town Prague. I did not notice when I took this photograph, but the two tracks actually do not actually join together using switches to form a single track. If you look closely, you can see that they stay separate, so that the two tracks can fit through the narrow tunnel.
Photo taken: April 29, 2015. Prague, Czechia.

UP 8053 and UP 6205 - Chester Subdivision - Moredock Lake

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Union Pacific (UP) 8053 and UP 6205 (ex-Southern Pacific) lead an empty coal train north over Moredock Lake, on the Union Pacific Chester Subdivision. The train is just north of the main part of Valmeyer, Illinois, and is nearing Fountain, Illinois.

Photograph taken: March 3, 2006, at Valmeyer, Illinois.

UP 7187 and UP 7331 - Chester Subdivision - Kaskaskia River

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A loaded coal train heading south, lead by Union Pacific 7187 and Union Pacific 7331, crosses over the Kaskaskia River on Union Pacific's Chester Subdivision. The subdivision crosses the river a few miles west of Ellis Grove, Illinois. The bridge is at approximately milepost 51.5 on the Chester Subdivision, just north of Gage Junction (milepost 52.0).

Photograph taken: March 3, 2006, near Ellis Grove, Illinois.

Wallenstein Palace - rooftop windows - Lesser Town Prague

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A row of windows on the roof Valdštejnský palác (Wallenstein Palace), in Menší Město pražské (Lesser Town Prague). This photograph was taken from the grounds of Prague Castle.

The palace was built from 1623-1630, by Albrecht von Wallenstein, a general in the Imperial military. The palace stayed in the Wallenstein family until 1945, when it was taken over by the government. Today, the palace is home to the Senát Parlamentu České republiky (Senate of the Parliament of the Czech Republic).
April 29, 2015. Prague, Czechia. Photo © Tom Gatermann

Tram 7049 - Letenská Street - Lesser Town Prague – 4/29/2015

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Tram 7049 sits in rush hour traffic on Letenská Street in Menší Město pražské (Lesser Town of Prague). Up ahead, beyond the new style tram in front of 7049, is Mánesův most (Mánes Bridge).
April 29, 2015. Prague, Czechia.

Škoda Model 15 T Tram on Mánesův most/Manes Bridge - Prague

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A model 15 T tram, built by Škoda, makes its way across the Mánesův most (Mánes Bridge) over the River Vltava. The Gothic church in the the photograph is The Church of Our Lady Before Tyn and the modern tower in the background is the Žižkov Television Tower. The tower to the right of the photograph is the Astronomical Clock at Old Town Square, however, you can't see the Astronomical Clock's face in this view.
Photograph taken: April 29, 2015. Prague, Czechia.

CSXT 2613 and CSXT 904026 - Main Line Subdivision - Gallatin, TN

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A locomotive, CSXT 2613, and caboose, CSXT 904026, sit on a side track along side CSX's Mainline Subdivision. Usually the caboose is used on the locals that switch in the Gallatin, Tennessee, area. It can often be found parked along the main line is the general area of West Eastland Avenue and Durham Avenue.
Photograph taken: February 22, 2017, at Gallatin, Tennessee.

Metro Streetcar 410 at the Old State House Museum's front gate

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Metro Streetcar 410 heads east down West Markham Street, past the fountain and garden at the Old State House Museum.

Photograph taken: October 13, 2016. Little Rock, Arkansas.

Tram 9283 On Letenská Street in Lesser Town Prague

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Tram 9283 (Škoda type/model 15 T) heads down Letenská Street in Menší Město pražské (Lesser Town Prague). The tram is heading away from the Malostranská tram stop, near Mánesův most (Manes Bridge), and into the heart of Lesser Town. The tram station is at the traffic signals in the background, and the cars facing the camera in the background are on the western edge of the bridge.

The tram system in Prague is operated by Dopravní podnik hlavního města Prahy (Prague Public Transport Company).
Photograph taken: April 29, 2015, in Prague, Czechia.

Songahm Martial Arts Gate in Little Rock

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A view of the Songahm Martial Arts Gate at the H. U. Lee International Gate and Garden. Construction of the gate and garden began in 2007, and  they were built to honor Eternal Grand Master Lee, who founded the American Taekwondo Association (ATA). The gate and garden are at the intersection of East Markham Street and Scott Street, next to the Statehouse Convention Center.
Photo taken: October 12, 2016. Little Rock, Arkansas.

Tram 7041 and Tram 9283 passing in Lesser Town Prague

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Tram 7041 (Tatra T3SU) and tram 9283 (Škoda 15 T) pass each other on Letenská Street in Menší Město pražské (Lesser Town of Prague). Tram 9283 is heading toward Malostranské náměstí (Lesser Town Square), while tram 7041 is heading toward the Malostranská tram stop, near Mánesův most (Mánes Bridge). The steeple of Kostel svatého Josefa (St. Joseph Church) can be seen in the background, just above the pantograph of tram 7041.

The two style of trams offer an interesting contrast between the old and the new model styles. Tram 7041 seems to fit in better with the old and historic architecture of Lesser Town, although tram 9283 probably offers a much more comfortable ride.

Photograph taken: April 29, 2015, in Prague, Czechia.

Streetcar 409 across from the Songahm Martial Arts Gate

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Metro Streetcar 409 sits at the Main Street Bridge Stop, after turning off of East Markham Street. The streetcar will shortly begin its trek across the Main Street Bridge over the Arkansas River, before arriving in North Little Rock, Arkansas. Across the street is the Songahm Martial Arts Gate leading to the H.U. Lee International Gate and Garden.

Photograph taken: October 12, 2016, at Little Rock, Arkansas.

Looking through the Irene Hixon Whitney Bridge

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A view looking through the Irene Hixon Whitney Bridge, on the Loring Greenway. The bridge carries pedestrian and bicycle traffic on the greenway over Interstate 94. The bridge connects Loring Park and the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. It was designed by artist Siah Armajani.
Photo taken: September 26, 2016. Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Metro light rail train on S. 5th St. in downtown Minneapolis

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A Metro Transit light rail train heads north on South 5th Street, between 2nd Avenue South and 3rd Avenue South. The train is leaving Government Plaza station. The building with the green roof is Minneapolis City Hall. In the far distance is US Bank Stadium, home of the NFL's Minnesota Vikings football team.
Photograph taken: September 27, 2016, at Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Metro Streetcar 412 on East 2nd Street in Little Rock

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Rock Region Metro Streetcar 412 rolls west on East 2nd Street, away from the Central Arkansas Library streetcar stop. The streetcar is heading to the Clinton Presidential Library.

Photograph taken: October 13, 2016, at Little Rock, Arkansas.

Metro Transit light rail train on N. 5th Street in Minneapolis

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A Metro Transit light rail train rolls north (toward the camera) on North 5th Street, at the intersection of North 3rd Avenue. The train's next stop is at Target Field's Platform 1 station.

Photograph taken: September 28, 2016, at Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Nicollet Mall Under Construction In Minneapolis, MN

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Looking down Nicollet Mall toward the intersection of South 11th Street, from the intersection of South 10th Street.

Photograph taken: September 29, 2016, at Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Minneapolis Sculpture Garden Under Renovation In Minneapolis

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This is a panorama made from seven images stitched together in Lightroom. The view is of the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden under going a renovation. The only sculpture left was the Spoonbridge and Cherry, which can be seen toward the center-left of the photograph. The photograph was taken from the approach to the Irene Hixon Whitney Bridge, part of which can be seen on the right side of the photograph. I was looking forward to strolling through the garden, but obviously that did not work out in my favor.
Photograph taken: September 26, 2016, at Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Tram 9252 under an archway in Lesser Town Prague

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Tram 9252, a model 15 T tram built by A Škoda, makes its way through a small archway underneath a building on Letenská street in Lesser Town Prague.
The tracks The tracks through the archway/tunnel are interesting, in my opinion. The tracks do not come together utilizing a switch to form a single track through the archway, and then split apart using another switch on the other side of the archway. Instead, the two tracks come very close together, but stay separated from each other.  I didn't realize this until I was back home from my trip and looking at the photographs.
Photograph taken: April 29, 2015, at Prague, Czechia.

Rock Region Metro Streetcar 412 on East Markham Street

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Rock Region Metro streetcar 412 rolls east on East Markham Street in downtown Little Rock. The streetcar had just made the turn from Scott Street after having crossed over the Arkansas River on the Main Street Bridge. 
Photograph taken: October 13, 2016, at Little Rock, Arkansas.

Metro Streetcar 412 Under Cloudy Skies In Little Rock

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With rain falling under an overcast sky Rock Region Metro streetcar 412 makes the turn from South Spring Street onto West Markham Street. From here the streetcar/tram will head past the Old State House Museum, that is just to the left of the photograph's scene.

Photograph taken: October 13, 2016, at Little Rock, Arkansas.

Waiting for the light at East Markham and La Harp Blvd

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While running on Rock Region Metro's Blue Line, streetcar 412 waits for the green light at the intersection of East Markham Street, La Harp Boulevard, and South Cumberland Street. 
Photograph taken: October 13, 2016, at Little Rock, Arkansas.

Tram 9251 at Malostranské Náměstí - Lesser Town Square

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A Škoda type 15 T tram, number 9251, leaves the Malostranské náměstí (Lesser Town Square) tram stop at in Prague. From here the tram/streetcar will head down Letenská street and pass through an archway, on its way toward the Malostranská tram stop.

Photograph taken: April 29, 2015, at Prague, Czechia.

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