Soviet San Fran Transport #1 – Trolleybus

The Russian Version

Making contact in SF

Wandering around San Francisco, I can’t help but notice that ya’ll have transportation options straight out of the Soviet Union. The first example is the Soviet trolleybus.

Direct from Russia with love, you have the clean diesel-free ride. You have that funny electric motor sound. And you have the joys of bus arms loosing contact with their overhead wires.

Jumping on one, I had an immediate flashback to my Ukraine wanderings. Why? There, I took the world’s longest trolleybus ride, from the train station at Simferopol to the beaches of Yalta – over two hours of trolleybussing!

The San Francisco version is much cleaner, of course, and the people are less gruff. But they go about the same speed, slow to mosey, or just right for a wandering to the Mission to be with my people.

Yeah, I ♥ trolleybuses. Do you?

2 Comments so far

  1. Dhaval (unregistered) on February 28th, 2006 @ 8:49 am

    Hey Wayan, I -heart- trolleys too. I wish we had more of them here in NYC. How did you get that heart symbol, by the way? -dhaval from ny metblog

  2. wayan (unregistered) on February 28th, 2006 @ 8:56 am

    Ah, the secrets you learn when you come from the old hand-coded HTML school. To make a heart use &(remove)hearts(remove); as one word w/o the “(remove)”.

    If I write the code w/o “(remove)”, you’ll just see a ♥


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