November 2017 Additions


Welcome to, home of transportation photos from around the world. All photos on this website are owned and copyrighted by Mark Kavanagh. Mark has been around the world and his main passion is urban transit and railways. Commercial aircraft, cruise ships are also featured. To round this site, learn more about the Kavanagh family, both Mark’s family, and about the history of the Irish surname. There are other features of this website as well including the World trade Center in NY. Please enjoy!

 Transit Photos

This is the heart of This section features over 10,700 urban transit photos from 3 continents and over 100 cities. Not to be missed!

 Railroad photos

Non-urban rail is also featured here. This includes, Amtrak, US freight, Europe mainline, Japan Shinkansen, trains stations from around the world, and more.

 Transport Museums

This section features Railroad and transit museum, along with excursion railways from around the world

 Farecards & Tokens

This section deals with fare media. This includes magnetic strip farecards, the more modern IC chip farecards, tradional tickets and old fashion tokens


There is something about commercial aircraft. Just like the railroads, they move people. Although flying may not what it used to be, there is still something about flying. Come see the world’s airlines here..

 Cruise Ships/Ferries

Going a cruise is many people idea of a great relaxing vacation. Ferries on the other hand typically serve commuters going to work. They both move people

 Travel Blog

This portion of the site is not updated often enough. Learn about Mark’s travels over the years. Facebook maybe a better method by looking thru his Facebook photo albums.

 Kavanagh Family

Learn about Mark’s family, as well as a history lesson about the very Irish name of Kavanagh. All Kavanaghs, no matter how they spell it, can all trace their lineage to one person in the 1100’s…

 World Trade Center

Mark grew-up in NY area, and went to the old WTC many times eofre 9/11, the last time was about 12 days before the fateful day. This section of the website is dedicated to the lives lost that day, and the re-birth of the the WTC site.


There are more things on this website, like Transit farecards and tokens, web links, and see recent site updates and what is in the queue for the future of


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I went down for to SF specific for the MUNI Heritage Festival Sept 9-10. I flew from Portland to SFO via Seattle (Delta) leaving at 5pm. I took BART from SFO to my hotel in Oakland. I stayed the Oakland Marriott as it was much cheaper then staying SF, it was across the street to the entrance to the BART 12th St station, and only 10 minutes to Embarcadero.

Saturday was spent riding photographing MUNI heritage streetcars and buses. So much to do! Lunch was at Boudin's at the Wharf.

I then took the 3:45 ferry to Larkspur, boarded a shuttle bus to San Rafael to board the brand new SMART Commuter Train. The train was packed. I got off at Santa Rosa for dinner at the 3rd St. Brewery. I boarded the southbound train to return, the train was again very busy. I even bought a snack from the snack bar on board. Since there is no ferry this late on Saturday, I boarded the Golden Gate #40 Bus to the El Cerrito Norte BART station in the East Bay. There it was a quick trip to my hotel in Oakland.

Sunday was more streetcar and bus riding. I boarded a 1968 GM bus that reminded me of riding the same model bus in Brooklyn as a kid. The sounds were familiar. I also took MUNI #1 out on the J-Line to 30th and Church. This was one of the special runs to mark the 100th anniversary of the J-Line. But I had to take a LRV J back as I had to get back to the museum to pick up my bags to head to the airport to fly home.

I flew from SFO to PDX via Salt Lake (Delta) so I had my obligatory Wasatch Brewing Polygamy Porter during the short layover.

It was a great short transit weekend!
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