West Portal Ave.

This view is along West Portal Ave. on a quiet December Sunday afternoon.  The trees are nearly bare.  The tracks pass by a variety of neighborhood stores and restaurants and residences in these few blocks.  It's an area wonderfully reminiscent of an earlier time in urban development.

Midway through 2007 the K-Ingleside line was through-routed with the T-Third.  Under this unusual arrangement K becomes T at West Portal heading toward downtown, and T becomes K at Embarcadero heading toward Balboa Park.  Taken together, the entire route forms an improbably-shaped flying "V" that comes not that far away from returning to the starting point.

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