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My Latest Adventure For Cleaner Air And Taking The Train. (With Pictures)

By Noel T. Braymer.

October 5th was when Metrolink introduced to the media its first certified Tier 4 low emission locomotive built by Electro-Motive Diesel Inc or known to most people EMD. 1,982 more words


Hyperloops, Helicopters and High Speed Trains

By Noel T. Braymer

Transportation like anything else has fads. This was particularly true when I was growing up in the 1960’s. When Disneyland started running Monorails in 1959, people said that would be great everywhere to replace the old streetcars and buses. 1,579 more words


Kester, the Underachiever.

He has low self-esteem. He thinks he is too skinny, too short, too overlooked.

He blames his parents, near Raymer, for spawning him into the world from an obscure and ugly industrial spot near the concrete walled Los Angeles River. 873 more words

Van Nuys And The Valley


I find hopping on the subway, riding to a random destination, and then just walking around a couple of miles exploring to be ridiculously relaxing and strangely liberating. 684 more words


What Is Elon Musk Up To With His Boring Company?

By Noel T. Braymer

Elon Musk is primarily a promoter. He hires scientists and engineers to develop the cars, rockets, batteries, solar cells or what ever idea or project he is promoting. 1,436 more words


Your Small Business Fairy Godmother: Pacific Coast Regional Small Business Development Corporation

At Grandpoint Bank, we’re proud to have many interesting people on our team, and interesting people like to get involved with interesting organizations. David Ross’ chairmanship of Pacific Coast Regional Small Business Development Center (PCR) is a great example. 471 more words


Metrolink: Much To Praise, Much Still To Fix.

By Noel T. Braymer

Over the last 2 years or so there has been much to praise about Metrolink. New Tier 4 low emission Metrolink Locomotives will soon be in service. 1,342 more words