Sunday, June 8, 2008

Rusty PNR Train?

The train in the picture is the Metro Boston Transit Authority Blue Line. The train has a projected lifespan of 24 years because the line runs very close to the ocean and runs next to a major airport, resulting in prolonged exposure to corrosive substances.

The one in the picture was built by Hawker Siddeley Canada Car and Foundry of Fort William, Ontario between 1978 and 1980. These cars are scheduled to retire soon because of severe corrosion.