Monday, August 22, 2016
TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! WINTER IS COMING & KANSAS CITY TOY TRAIN STREETCAR CONFRONTS CRISIS!!!
Locals are celebrating Summer heat relenting but the break in sweltering temperatures only reveals that colder weather and crisis is on the way for the Kansas City toy train streetcar.
To wit . . .
AMID A TROUBLED TOY TRAIN STREETCAR START THE WINTER IS ONLY GOING TO MAKE THINGS WORSE!!!
There are a lot of reasons for this and we'll have more later, so let's call this a preview . . .
We can agree to disagree on ridership hype for now despite the mostly empty toy train
During Winter it's common practice in KC to go straight from the car to the office and skip just about every outdoor activity. Transit miracles and constant hype aren't going to make locals enjoy the cold.
TOY TRAIN STREETCARS TYPICALLY PERFORM POORLY IN COLD WEATHER
A litany of break downs have disappointed Kansas City streetcar riders and cold weather problems with this old school form of transportation are commonplace. In Kansas City, locals tend to appreciate their cheap but reliable cars . . . Toy train breakdowns in the cold will CERTAINLY lose more potential public transit fans.
ICY STREETS AND DOWNTOWN WINTER TRAFFIC ENDANGER THE TOY TRAIN STREETCAR!!!
Late spring rain and rough driving caused a tragic crash that put one streetcar out of commission for more than a week . . . Downtown denizens aren't known for their caution and treacherous streets are certain to give the streetcar trouble.
IT'LL BE HARDER TO PUSH KANSAS CITY HOBOS OFF THE TRAIN AND OUT INTO THE FROSTY COLD
There's a significant police presence on the streetcar right now and a big part of their job has been to hassle the homeless and make sure the transients not riding the toy train all day. Ryders have reported more than a few locals hassling hobos to clean up their mess and move away from youngsters . . . There's not a lot of sympathy for these the hobo streetcar riders right now that weather is decent BUT we believe that locals aren't cruel enough to push these same hobos out into the cold and possibly to their death come Winter. Frigid temperatures tend to elicit kindness and warmth from all people in Kansas City and therefore the hobos will be back on the toy train soon enough and in greater numbers.
Remember that the Farmer's Almanac predicts an "ice cold winter" and the trends we've identified threaten Kansas City's streetcar and their riders now that WINTER IS COMING.
Developing . . .