O-TRAIN PICTURES...What can I say? Even if it's been the coldest week in Ottawa since last winter, I haven't felt as much like holing myself up in my warm basement and I've been going out more, going somewhere every single afternoon/evening since Monday.
Plus I've been playing videogames that I got for Christmas, and Januarymas, and my brother, John, is visiting from Vancouver. He got me Shin Megami Tensei: DEVIL SUMMONER, Raidou Kuzunoha vs. The Soulless Army, one of those Japanese RPGs set in the real world, though in the Tokyo of the 20th year of the Taisho era, which would be 1931 except this is an alternate reality where Emperor Taisho didn't die in 1926, bringing about the militarism of the Showa era under Emperor Hirohito. It's one of those titles that sounds super-dark, but the demons are wisecracking comic relief demons of the Disgaea variety, so the play is actually fairly light-hearted, but still really fricking tough. ("Wisecracking comic relief demons"... oh boy, what would the South African-born super conservative Presbyterian minister I had when I was a teenager, George A., say if he ever read this, I wonder?) I've been alternating between playing that, Phantasy Star Universe (solo only, not online), Tokyo Xtreme Racer: DRIFT (a cheap-ass bargain bin title that I got from the bin at Wal-Mart, though, for no-frills, down-to-the-basics, drift racing without the annoying voice-overs of Need for Speed: Carbon, it's good at what it does), Sega Classics Collection (mainly Columns), and, still, Out Run 2006: Coast 2 Coast).
My brother took two daytrips to Montreal, but I didn't go on either. I had an appointment with a job-finding counsellor on Friday and, on Wednesday, I just plain didn't know. Bah, and I was hoping to get some more pictures of Montreal in January to suppliment the ones I took five years ago.
I'm working on a couple of articles, but, since I want to go to the anime club this afternoon, for now, just enjoy these photos of the Ottawa OC Transpo O-Train, the train from nowhere to nowhere, pulling out of Bayview station on the Breton Flats. I took these from the Scott Street bridge.
For those of you trainspotters who are curious, the train is a Bombardier Talent BR643 low-floor diesel multiple unit train.
There aren't that many passengers yet, since it only goes from a field to a shopping centre (South Keys), so there's only three cars, including the locomotive cars on both ends.