Friday, April 18, 2014

Kansas City Late Night Toy Train Trax Peek



Just some quick Channel 2 content for late night/early morning readers of this blog . . .

Recycled scrap sent transit fanboys into a tizzy this week.

Check it:

Streetcar Update: Rail Arrival and Details of Work To be Done

Here's a bit of an optimistic look from our favorite photo blogger Eric Bowers:

KC Streetcar Rail Deliveries

Deets:

"The first three truckloads of streetcar rail arrived in Kansas City. A total of 35 truckloads of rail will arrive in April 2014 to build out the two mile downtown streetcar line between the River Market and Union Station along Main street. The rails were manufactured in Pennsylvania and are made out of 99.5% recycled scrap metal."

Now onto the video:



Kansas City residents might think that this arrival signals hope for the future or maybe just another bill to pay. Hopefully, we'll fight about it in just a bit . . . STAY TUNED!!!

15 Comments:

Anonymous said...

how much will it cost to take the ride anyway? also does it accept dogecoin

Anonymous said...

all free if you live in joco.

Anonymous said...

99.5% recycled. 'Sounds like a lot of Sly's ideas.

Anonymous said...

LOL!

Anonymous said...

Hope those tracks will fit up the ass of Kansas City voters, cause that's where they'll be.

Anonymous said...

Hope those tracks will fit up the ass of Kansas City voters, cause that's where they'll be.

Anonymous said...

"99.5% recycled scrap metal"


Chinese drywall keeps popping into my head here.

Anonymous said...

Welcome back to 1914. All aboard!

Anonymous said...

Don't worry KC. I'm sure there will be some scrap value when we sell the rails to some other less than smart city at .50 on the dollar!

Anonymous said...

You guys had this all wrong. 100000000 for 2 miles is only 9469 a foot. This is cheap per foot. And if everyone rides for free this will easily pay for its self so fast it is crazy. This is the definition of sarcasm

Anonymous said...

"City needs more streetcar extensions" says the HNTB executive driving his Mercedes to the private country club for a round of 18.

Anonymous said...

scrappers stole the metal to make the rails
politicians stole the money to get the rails

Anonymous said...

Everyone should go check out the rail. It's really an exciting time to be in KCMO.

Anonymous said...

I'm scared of change. Everything was so good the way it always has been as long as Ive been aware of it. I'm uncomfortable with this and if I'm not attended to that will really seethe in me.

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Mensa Boy. Always nice to get your input.