Old Beijing Subway Trains Get Second Life As Homeless Shelters

Ever wonder what happens to old subway cars when subway lines upgrade to newer trains? In Beijing at least, the ones used pre-Olympics have been shipped to Sichuan and converted into temporary winter shelters. Ten DK-16 trains, each with six cars, are now in Guangyuan, a city north of Sichuan's capital Chengdu. » 12/01/08 11:30pm 12/01/08 11:30pm