Wednesday, January 19, 2011


I haven't posted in a while, due to work, snow, ice, sleep, and you can imagine what else.  Kinkisharyo is a Japanese company that builds trains.  They have a prototype electric Streetcar that they will unveil here in Charlotte at the end of this week.  So I thought I would post some pictures of it in advance (kind of a no no).  It can charge under overhead power lines, for a mile or so, then operate without overhead lines on battery power for 4-5 miles.  This will allow it to travel through the business part of a city without the unsightly overhead lines, then charge in the outer terminal ends.


  1. I love, love, love it!! The US needs more mass transit! I love Amtrak but wish we had the reverse magnesium trains of Japan here. Wonderful for you to be part of this, I now want to visit NC!

  2. Hope they don't go as fast as the bullet trains! Pretty cool deal they have there. Might even have a future with electric cars?