Claremont Insider: Out of Sight but not Out of Mind

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Out of Sight but not Out of Mind

Where is the Trolley?

We've been asked by a few readers, "whatever happened to the Trolley?" Last we heard there was some discussion with a Trolley Brokers in Colorado, and Maybe Chaffey College over in Rancho Cucamonga. A letter from Chaffey College was even included in the agenda packet for the May 26, 2009 council meeting expressing interest if a few nettlesome details could be worked through.

Well, we tasked the Insider KH-12B spy satellite to try to pin down the geodetic coordinates of the Claremont Trolley. After poring over thousands of images identified by our state-of-the-art pattern-recognition software, and collating locations through a probabilistic image-match algorithm, we finally believe we can identify the location of the Trolley at least on pass 19,311 at 1738 UTC today, August 6, 2009.

The Trolley is sitting in a carport in the City Yard--awaiting another clarion call to duty.

See the pictures below (as usual, click on picture to enlarge):

Survey image showing Claremont and Pomona
East portion of Claremont and west part of Upland
City Yard on Monte Vista
Trolley found under camouflage cover
Detail of Trolley on August 6, 2009