Let’s take this week and maybe next to talk about light rail. Maybe because it’s what I’ve done in the three years before I became a motorman for New York City Transit. It’s what started my rail career, it was relatively easy to get into (took me only two years), and it’s a stepping stone for a lengthy career in transportation, something I have always wanted to do. Nonetheless, in the many years before my career and in the HBLR years, I have visited several light rail systems, mainly taking pictures, shooting some video, and riding whatever I had the time for and whatever I felt was sufficient to see the sights and get a good representation of the system’s pros and cons. Some light rail systems are part of larger rail networks, while others are standalone systems. Nevertheless, I shall go into what I like and don’t like about each one, out of all the light rail lines I have ridden. Please note that I will not speak on systems such as Buffalo’s NFTA Metro Rail, since I only have photos and videos and have see them close-up in action, but have not had the chance to ride it in the few times I have visited.