Re: Vegas Flash Flooding.--- Yes Mouse Real Adults Will Have to Do That,.....
Date: 08-06-2022 - 08:25
> Well I'm late picking up the news of the Monsoon
> storm and flooding in Las Vegas.
> They will have to design that rail line for a
> flash flood contingency.
Yes Mouse, they have been dealing with rainfall and flooding, washing out the choo-choo tracks ever since we started building railways in England in the 1700's, before we even had choo-choo's to pull them yet.
That's another reason "trackways" even had advantages in using rails which tended to stay in place when properly installed in rain whereas roads would get ruts and become impassable with heavy loads.
Those of us who have worked on RR's, and most all of the normal folks on AP who have been around actual trains, have seen all kind of engineering from ths simple to the elaborte to prevent washouts and flooding. I have a secret for you Mouse, they even engineered rain runoff and flooding protection measures into the city streets, freeways, and even airports we build.
Most of the bipedal hairless chimps are theoretically able to learn, if they are taught reasonably well, and can even learn plan ahead for rain and flooding in modern infrastructure. This larger chimp brain longer adolescence to learn more is one of the miracles of evolution that has allowed the hairless chimps to have nice things, like plenty of food, flush toilets, these computers we're on, the morning coffee I'm drinking, even the perfidious evil choo-choo's that transport those things....
Your aversion to the perfidious trains for whatever bizarre obscure obsessive ideological political reasoning seems to come with a real lack of understanding and knowledge of the history of choo-choo's...
I do have to confess though, that these insights into your thinking and thought processes, often revealing your often total ignorance about actual railroads or RR history, in your many revelations about perfidious plots by evil Thomas and the vast rail conspiracy, has been a continuous source of hilarity and entertainment to me on AP over the years.