Salutations, glorious republic!
Today we’re leaving NYC. Starting our day out, we have many subway cars at the Jamaica yard.
I figured that now would be as good a time as any to show you the compilation of NYC subway videos that I took during this trip.
At JFK, we have an Air India 777-300ER most likely bound for Delhi.
Here we have a Virgin America A320. This one’s Sol Plane.Delta has a couple (many) planes at it’s JFK hub. Here are a couple Boeing 757 specimens.
Here is Sol Plane being hooked up to the jet-bridge.
Avianca brought a 737 to JFK. Star Alliance, scheme, I might add.
I remember thinking in August that I would remember the plane’s name when I got back. Now it’s almost April, and I have no idea what this Virgin America A320’s name is.
Now that we’re on the plane, you can look at this plane…again.
A340’s are massive! Here we have a South African Airways A340 bound for Johannesburg.
El Al 747, most likely bound for Tel Aviv.
Emirates A380 was in the Penalty Box. When it leaves JFK, it’ll go towards Dubai airport.
JAL 767 was on the taxiway, going to Tokyo Narita.
Until now, I had never seen a JetBlue plane that wasn’t an A320. This is an Embraer 190. <GASP!>
Far off in the distance there was a Korean Air 747 coming in for a landing, most likely from Seoul Incheon Airport.
The last subway of the trip! R46 A set bound for Rockaway Beach.
I wonder what plane this is…looks like a private charter jet, but the registration is too small to read. 😦 Probably a 757.
China Southern 777-300ER.
Here we have a view of Idlewild Airport…sorry, JFK. Right after JFK’s assassination, Idlewild put in a request to the FAA to change it’s code from IDW to JFK. Fun fact: Sioux City, Iowa, has an airport code that is SUX. They have tried to change it multiple times, but the only other code that the FAA would offer was GAY. And Sioux City is still SUX.
This looks like the LIRR Far Rockaway branch, with a M3 set parked next to a M7 at a station.
There’s Rockaway Beach.
So, the next few (twenty) pictures will be just various pictures of airfields, as seen from 30,000 feet up.
Here’s San Jose Airport (SJC) seen on our descent path to SFO.
Moffett field as seen from our plane. Moffett’s IATA code is NUQ, and it is currently an out of commission as a federal airfield. However, it is still in use for occasional military and Google 757 services. Here’s the Dumbarton bridge! The one on the left is the Dumbarton Rail Bridge, and the one on the right is the Dumbarton Road Bridge. In 1998, the Western approach was burned down and now they don’t run trains there anymore.
We raced a Delta 717 down to SFO.
Here are some waterfront Foster City homes.
Here we are landing at SFO.
Here’s the 717 we raced.
I’ve never seen this plane before! I googled it the day after and found out that it is a Safety Training Boeing 757.
Here’s a United 747. In October they’re scheduled to be finally retired from United service. So here is a blurry homage to the “Queen of the Skies.”
Here is a United A319? Looks like it.
Here is a United CRJ.
Two of these weird little two-person jets flew off in quick succession. I took a second picture, but it wasn’t as good as the first one. So here’s the first picture.
Here’s an American A321 parked at SFO.
Here’s a bigger American plane.
Here’s a Delta Embraer jet on it’s way out.
There we go! Here’s two United 747s and a Air China 747-8i parked at near the BART station.
Here’s a better view of the Air China 747-8i and Lufthansa A380.
Here’s our BART train arriving at SFO station.
And here’s our Caltrain arriving at Millbrae.
Caltrain still hasn’t bothered to paint over the old Metrolink cars, and instead just stuck them in service.The old Metrolink cars have a lot more rivets than the Caltrain cars. This is because they are a lot older than the Caltrain cars, which came from Sounder, in Seattle.
En pointe was JPBX 925, Jackie Spier. Taken at Hayward Park.
Next post will be about our November visit to Portland.