Breda Rehab 3279
Location: Friendship Heights Station, Washington, DC
Operator of Vehicle: Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
Date of Photo: August 30, 2004
This website rarely delves in to current events that aren’t transit related. However, in thinking what photo to feature this month, my current need for a “comfort image” (think comfort food but in this case it is transit photography) as a result of current events in the wider world won out, and I am opting to feature a photo from my “home station” for much of my childhood. The Friendship Heights station is somewhat unique in that it has entrances in both the District of Columbia and in Maryland. When I was in high school, I would enter the station each morning in Maryland, cross in to DC to board my train, and then find myself back in Maryland moments after the train left the station. Perhaps if you visit this site frequently, you find something comforting about being back at a specific train station or on board a specific bus route, especially if it has been awhile since you had the opportunity to use it. For me, there is something that just seems “right” as I enter the Friendship Heights station and await a train of “legacy” cars to whisk me away to my destination. Then once I board that train it is straight to the front to look out the front “railfan window” as I have done since I was a child.
Is there a transit experience similar to this one for me that evokes the same feelings for yourself? Let me know by sharing it in the comments below!
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