Unique Photograph of a BART
by Robert P. Townley
| At the time
of this photograph, Bay Area
Rapid Transit (BART) was operating revenue service only on Mondays
through Fridays. The location is between Lafayette and Walnut Creek stations.
The train is on the inbound (C2) track, and was being used for train control
testing at the time. The photograph was taken by Robert Townley, a train
control engineer on the BART staff on Saturday June 9, 1973.
All right, so it's a beautiful picture. What makes
To assure detection in the train control system and for
other technical reasons,
BART never runs trains on the mainline less than three
vehicles in length.