DC Metrorail celebrates its anniversary
Posted 27 March 2012 - 11:33 AM
It was a hit from day one, even though there were only half a dozen stations, and Gallery Place wasn't open yet because its elevators weren't ready. I used it to go from Union Station to Metro Center, as part of my commute on MARC from Baltimore to the Smithsonian's Natural History Museum. It was a highlight of 1976, even though it couldn't carry many of the tourists who flocked to DC for the Bicentennial and the King Tut exhibit at the National Gallery.
I know that many of the DC-area residents who post here tend to grouse about the system's problems today, and there were certainly problems at the beginning, too, but boy, it changed transportation in the region significantly.
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Posted 27 March 2012 - 12:24 PM
(My Biggest Complaint was the Loooooooong/Steep Escelators @ Farraguat that turned into Wind Tunnels in the Winter and made it even Colder than it already was!!! )
Edited by jimhudson, 27 March 2012 - 12:28 PM.
"There's Something About a Train!"-- 1970s Amtrak Ad
"What a Long,Strange Trip it's Been!"- "Truckin'"-Grateful Dead
"..My heart is warm with the friends I make,and better friends I'll not be knowing,
Yet there isn't a train I wouldn't take,No matter where its going!.." -Edna St. Vincent Millay
Posted 27 March 2012 - 02:01 PM
Thanks for posting!
Posted 27 March 2012 - 04:43 PM
DC Metro evolution slide show.
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