Here is the story and you can find all the photos here.
Largo Towne Center was all duded up with Silver Line banners in anticipation of the opening day.
I had parked at NCR and managed to get to Largo with more than little time to spare so I went about taking pictures of the various Metro trains that pulled in, like #2067.
Unfortunately, the train I anticipated would be the one to take me all the way to Reston had a misinformed operator who bitched at me for taking photos. She then proceeded to get shy when I took her photo.
I also captured the incident on video.
On the other end of that train was #3112, which I had calculated to be the first westbound train over the Silver Line, although the train's own destination sign still read "Orange Line".
The automated departure sign seemed to confirm it however.
Unfortunately, by the time that train got to Addison Rd, someone changed the route to an Orange Line, so I got off and waited a headway capturing this outbound Orange Line train with #5162. Not sure how often Orange Line trains ran on this route.
I waited a headway, but even when that train got to West Falls Church I discovered it had been switched to an Orange routing due to a delay on the Silver Line with the VIP train. Instead of having the eastbound and westbound trains pass, the VIPs would need to get completely off the Silver Line before a westbound could proceed.
Here is a standard Orange Line train at West Falls Church.
Crowds at West Falls Church.
#6168 was the lead car of the last non-Silver Line Largo originating Orange Line train.