Re: abc7.com_campaigntrue_source=facebook
Author: Sgt. Joe Friday
Date: 04-04-2021 - 13:42

Biden may want an LA to Las Vegas route, but I'm pretty sure Uncle Pete is going to demand all sorts of upgrades to the line in exchange for allowing one train a day each way, let alone multiple trips.

LA to Phoenix and maybe Tucson is a little sketchier. Once you get south of Indio the line lacks what you need to make the service viable: people. Yuma has about 50,000 people, but I'm not sure that's enough to tip the scale. BOB2 probably has some observations here.

Timewise, a LA-PHX run would probably be in the neighborhood of 8-9 hours. When I lived in Orange County, I could make the OC-PHX trip driving one way in about 6 hours, with a short stop in Blythe for gas/food/relief. So timewise it's doubtful it would be competitive.

Since we're spit balling here, why not LA-Calexico (Mexicali)? Mexicali has about 3/4 million people IIRC, and El Centro and Brawley have around 50,000 and 30,000 respectively. How much freight does the line south of Niland see? Not as much as the LASL line, so UP might be more agreeable to allowing passenger use of the line. It would need upgrades in any case though; I think the maximum allowable speed on the line is 40 MPH in most places, and I'm not sure what the signaling situation is either.



Subject Written By Date/Time (PST)
  Will the Wind Blow...? Vincent Vega 04-03-2021 - 19:00
  Re: Will the Wind Blow...? hum 04-03-2021 - 19:43
  abc7.com_campaigntrue_source=facebook NO THANKS 04-03-2021 - 21:25
  Re: abc7.com_campaigntrue_source=facebook Sgt. Joe Friday 04-04-2021 - 13:42
  LA-Calexico Gringo 04-05-2021 - 22:50
  Re: LA-Calexico? LA-PHX? And, other rail passenger "priorities"? BOB2 04-06-2021 - 03:15
  Re: LA-Calexico? LA-PHX? And, other rail passenger "priorities"? FUD 04-06-2021 - 10:11
  Re: LA-Calexico? LA-PHX? And, other rail passenger "priorities"? Gringo 04-06-2021 - 10:14
  Re: LA-Calexico? LA-PHX? And, other rail passenger "priorities"? An Observer 04-06-2021 - 10:56
  Re: LA-Calexico? LA-PHX? And, other rail passenger "priorities"? Gringo 04-06-2021 - 15:09
  Re: LA-Calexico? LA-PHX? And, other rail passenger "priorities"? Commenter 04-06-2021 - 17:17
  Re: Former Seniors? "I was so much older then, I'm younger than that now....." "priorities"? BOB2 04-06-2021 - 17:53
  Tax payer funded snake oil promises SuckingSound 04-06-2021 - 19:12
  Re: Tax payer funded snake oil promises? But, of course that's a complete lie...... BOB2 04-06-2021 - 20:33
  Calexico Gringo 04-07-2021 - 15:41
  BOB2 snake oil ? But, of course you potty mouth ! IVORY SOAP 04-07-2021 - 18:25
  Re: BOB2 snake oil ? But, of course you potty mouth ! Sitting on the Recliner 04-07-2021 - 18:51
  Re: Poor stupid mean BOB2, who reads what is actually in legally binding agreements with the UP, instead of a claim that you heard someone say something? You poor littlle thing, did I upset you? BOB2 04-07-2021 - 22:18
  Poor stupid mean BOB2, who reads what is actually in legally binding agreements with PROP 1A, instead of a claim that you heard someone say something? You poor "littlle" thing, did I screw you, Taxpayer? BOB2"littlle" voice 04-08-2021 - 13:24
  Re: How is my favorite troll of many names today? BOB2 04-08-2021 - 13:46


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