Re: It's the Ranch, Jake
Author: Jake Gittes
Date: 02-10-2019 - 19:51

synonymouse Wrote:
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> I think the big problem with the Santa Fe proposed
> Tejon line was the timing. By the WWI era
> internal combustion was already coming on strong
> and the Santa Fe and the banks could foresee truck
> and auto competition.
>
> Had they proposed it in the 19th century when rr's
> enjoyed a monopoly the financing would have been
> easily secured but LaLa was a sleepy village at
> that time.

WOW -- Mr. Mouse ! I had no idea The Powers That Be at Santa Fe were that clairvoyant !?! Or maybe - just MAYBE you have been standing too close to the cars on the highway -- while waiting for The Short Bus to pick you up ?
Per John Signor's Tehachapi book, Santa Fe gave up their interest in a line across your dreaded Tejon Pass due to:
1) Cost
2) Espee's threats to kill Santa Fe's trackage rights the day they broke ground
3) The oil pipeline built over the mountains to alleviate Oil Train congestion on Tehachapi.
4) All of the Above



Subject Written By Date/Time (PST)
  It's the Ranch, Jake synonymouse 02-08-2019 - 09:31
  Re: It's the Ranch, Jake Jake 02-09-2019 - 09:23
  Re: It's the Ranch, Jake synonymouse 02-09-2019 - 10:08
  Re: It's the Ranch, Jake John Sweetser 02-09-2019 - 12:51
  Re: It's the Ranch, Jake synonymouse 02-09-2019 - 22:58
  Re: It's the Ranch, Jake Jake Gittes 02-10-2019 - 19:51
  Re: It's the Ranch, Jake synonymouse 02-11-2019 - 10:16


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