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About captaintrolley

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    All I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by

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    Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
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    Public Transit, Trolley Coaches, Swimming,

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  1. What are you eating right now?

    Hot 'n' Spicy Cheesy Broccoli Soup..
  2. What are you eating right now?

    My friend Mary brought me a couple of chocolate croissants from Cobs Bakery. Needless to say that the resulting ravenous hunger that occurs after swimming 3 KM also resulted in the quick demise of said croissants.
  3. TransLink Future - Dream's and Aspirations

    I know what a Frequent Transit Network is, just never heard it called by that term / acronym. It's as if I called it a HFC you would not know that it stood for High Frequency Corridor unless I referred to it as such. In proper writing, when you use an acronym or unfamiliar abbreviation, the polite thing to do is to explain it in brackets the first time it appears so readers will know what it means when they encounter it further along in the text. Nowadays there are so many acronyms and many of the same ones can have multiple meanings. If I am not sure of one, I Google it. If that comes up empty then I ask.
  4. TransLink Future - Dream's and Aspirations

    You'd never hear that 'service term' in Edmonton. ETS is all about improving service by implementing reductions. Only ETS can do that and get away with it.
  5. TransLink Future - Dream's and Aspirations

    Thanks. That phrase is unheard of in Edmonton I miss Vancouver, the whole city is FTN compared to Edmonton. I wish we had a fraction of the service you have.
  6. TransLink Future - Dream's and Aspirations

    What is FTN ??? Thanks
  7. What are you eating right now?

    Lunch at Tiramisu Wild Baby Kale Caesar salad with avocado, Spaghetti Carbonara, and a Parallel 49 Jerkface Ale
  8. Thumbnails duplicating/triplicating in threads

    This has been brought up a couple of times. Admin is aware of it.
  9. Celebrity Death Thread

    Actor R. Lee Ermey dies at age 74.. http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2018/04/15/full-metal-jacket-actor-r-lee-ermey-dies-at-age-74.html
  10. Edmonton Trolleys

    In a nutshell, laziness. ETS and City Administration did not want to put forth the effort to run a proper trolley system. So with a hidden agenda, lots of propaganda, malicious lies about trolleys (to anyone that would listen - and also to the media) they set about their nefarious deeds to slander the trolleys. New route configurations purposely cut up trolley routes, or rendered them useless by adding on sections that had no wire, to lessen trolley kilometers and by the numbers this would show the trolley system as small and hardly worth it. By purposely sabotaging and fudging the numbers, plus trotting out all the old myths that trolleys are old, cumbersome, unreliable, etc. they fostered a huge hate-on among employees and citizens for these innocent buses. Overhead was purposely neglected so that 'incidents' were more common, and commuters and drivers (bus and car) would gripe more and more about 'those useless buses'. Even with the demo E40LFR from Vancouver, it sat around more than it was out, and barely got any hype, while the hybrids (the flavor of the month bus) got tons of hype, media coverage, fancy ad wraps, and tons of ETS public relations and talking heads spewing out the word hybrid at every opportunity. The E40LFR was liked by operators and the public, but this got downplayed to the point of being ignored. Basically, ETS officials and senior management team at the city hoodwinked council and the citizens to get their way. It was dirty politics at its finest. Even if council had swung the other way, ETS would not run a fleet of new trolleys any more efficiently than their former fleet of BBC trolleys. To run a trolley system, you have to WANT to run a trolley system. ETS would rather do what is easy, not what is right. They are paying for that decision now, but would never admit it.
  11. Wild Life Photos

    Friend of mine captured Bambi near the lakeside cabin she was staying at.
  12. General LOL moments

    At the bus stop this morning... Looks real..
  13. What do you enjoy most about the hobby?

    In Edmonton, there is nothing to enjoy anymore.
  14. What are you eating right now?

    Had some leftover Turkey Potato soup earlier. And now I am having a Smoked Salmon Steak (from Ben's Meat and Deli). I was gonna have it on a sandwich, but this is too exquisite to ruin with bread. OMG, this is heavenly.
  15. 2016 Edmonton and Area spotting and news

    I love how they want to go 'all electric' yet they killed a very good and quite extensive electric system. Hypocrites.