Happy April Fools Day! Doing something like last year’s WES post would be too much work (besides, I don’t really have anything new to add), so instead, here’s a fake train. I’ve mentioned how a MAX train was featured in the movie The Hunted, except it’s actually an articulated bus made to look like a Type 1. Reader Mr. K had been able to take some fantastic photos of that mock-up train and sent them here to be posted. I’ve been meaning to get these up for a while, keeping with the theme of a perspective that most people don’t get to see.
These photos are posted here with Mr. K’s explicit permission.
Please do not claim for your own use.
As with nearly all the pics on my blog, all of these can be clicked for larger versions.
Rooftop shots, including fake Hawthorne Bridge
Under the bridge shots & close-ups
Compare that with a real Type 1 – the mock-up looks pretty good!
As an added April Fools Day bonus: Restroom oddities of the Green Line!
So naturally, someone did the obvious to the janitor room sign:
Then over in the Jackson turnaround:
I’m not really sure how that’s an accessible bathroom despite the sign, given that there are 5 steps up to the platform and then another step into the doorway…
Bonus #2 – Exclusive at Portland Transport, a first look at the new Type 5 LRVs! Exciting!