Wednesday, December 9, 2009


When you're on a wheezy Metro car that seems to think it can and too often doesn't, it sometimes feels like gerbils, mice, hamsters, rats or all of the above power Metro, but in NYC there appears to be an entire mass transit system for rodents. There certainly are enough of the twitchy creatures prowling the subway up there--some so big they might not fit into the above model.

Here's the scoop on the pic from Victoria, Edie's (the hamster) owner:

"I’m a photographer for the DA’s office and there is a women there who makes these models (trains, apts, buildings, etc) for court cases, as a visual aid for the jury. The train is perfectly hamster sized so I brought my super tame hamster into work yesterday for a little photo shoot. They came out better than expected. I’m really excited about them."

Check out all the pics here (VSFW). (h/t @campariman)

Other items:
Fed oversight plan could give "Federal personnel and approved state workers would have the power to conduct inspections, investigations and audits. They could test equipment, subway cars and train operators. They would be given subpoena power and could obtain restraining orders and injunctions, seek civil penalties and pursue criminal penalties of up to 10 years in prison for safety violations." (WaPo)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It has been a long time since I've been on N.Y.'s subway. The train car looks like theirs, but the orange seats look like they belong to our Metro trains!

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