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09-02-2014 - 16:57
synonymouse
You can see a new electric switch mechanism on the famous gauntlet track at Washington & Lakeville Sts. Ansaldo with, if I recall right, the marking "assembled in USA". Curious thing is that the swi
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08-24-2014 - 11:23
synonymouse
Not true. Two 7 mile tunnels and all faults crossed at grade; maximum gradient for the Tejon route around 3.5%. The problem is the Tejon Mountain Village and its planned golf course. Tehachapi
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08-20-2014 - 18:48
synonymouse
Very enjoyable. Thanks, Snuffy.
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08-05-2014 - 13:28
synonymouse
Too late as Jerry's puppet appeals court judges have effectively neutralized Prop 1a. It is full speed ahead for AmBART to Mojave.
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07-31-2014 - 20:39
synonymouse
AS one who has championed Tejon from the beginning I am pleased to see skeptics becoming more open to the idea. Sad to see so much time and money wasted due to the machinations of high desert real
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07-20-2014 - 10:42
synonymouse
MTC is useless. For all intents and purposes MTC is BART. Freight should have been ditched from the onset. The NWP is for the history books. Forget Bugatti doodlebugs in favor of electric light
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07-01-2014 - 16:00
synonymouse
It is a high desert real estate exploitation scheme paid for by taxpayers throughout the State partly using a Cap and Trade gas tax. Sprawl greenwashed. Curious PB does not have any seismic disinf
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06-27-2014 - 12:21
synonymouse
Craig Ferguson is bleeped even tho he is on cable. CBS could easily provide CrapCast an unbleeped tape but does not. Pull their frequencies.
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06-26-2014 - 21:40
synonymouse
Quentin Kopp was the jerk most instrumental in the boffo BART to SFO that torpedoed the electrification of Caltrain and the TBT Tunnel in the early nineties, but, that said, he is still correct in poi
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06-20-2014 - 13:06
synonymouse
http://www.fresnobee.com/2014/06/20/3987898/california-and-amtrak-cancel-joint.html My take is Bombardier did not look to be the recipient and that does not go down well with California patronage m
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06-07-2014 - 20:48
synonymouse
Marin ag has given way to parkland and ritchie rich enclaves. Do you thing Drakes Bay Oyster Co. and George Lucas are going to provide freight traffic for NCRA-NWP? In Petalume the spur to Shamroc
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06-06-2014 - 11:54
synonymouse
In time there won't be any more ag in Sonoma County other than wine grapes and specialty stuff. The grain elevators will be gone, probably replaced with section 8 low income housing. Been over to
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06-05-2014 - 21:46
synonymouse
I don't see it that way. Recent practice on the line was to use 136lb. rail and the railroad people installing it weren't stupid. What is stupid is pretty much everything about "SMART"(?) Who nee
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06-05-2014 - 17:55
synonymouse
NWP must have some money.
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06-05-2014 - 11:21
synonymouse
No sign of any slab track or new rail I could detect.
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06-04-2014 - 18:41
synonymouse
North of Novato south of the San Antonio Rd. and the dump today I spotted a track laying machine and quite a few stacks of what sure looked like wood ties from the freeway. I did not see any concrete
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05-30-2014 - 22:33
synonymouse
Crapcast will tear the Sonic connection from my cold, dead hands.
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05-25-2014 - 21:25
synonymouse
Electric light rail - forget the freight. There isn't enough; that's why SP spun it off. Besides the yuppies and ritchie riches and local pols plan to turn the Northbay into the Peninsula. They'll
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05-24-2014 - 13:24
synonymouse
San Diego and Sac lead the way.
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05-21-2014 - 22:25
synonymouse
They should have know when they laid 115 lb. rail instead of 136. Ditch the freight and hang wire. **** the NWP and **** doodlebugs.
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05-19-2014 - 10:18
synonymouse
I could not find any reference to demlotion of the Las Vegas monorail when I tried to search the LV newspaper site. But is there any likelihood of that happening?
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05-17-2014 - 20:48
synonymouse
The route these folks have selected is vastly superior to the abysmal one that obsesses Jerry Brown. Moonbeam has been corrupted by Palmdale real estate developers and the Tejon Ranch Co, which fears
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05-09-2014 - 12:55
synonymouse
Yes - Palmdale and Mojave in particular.
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05-09-2014 - 11:33
synonymouse
It's all about the corrupt politics with hsr. Caltrain and PBHSR are practically at war with Atherton and PAMPA. Jerry Brown is scared to death of the Tejon Ranch Co. but PAMPA is much richer. Wha
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05-09-2014 - 10:47
synonymouse
forgot the link: http://www.cnbc.com/id/101658791
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05-09-2014 - 10:46
synonymouse
C'mon, instant bazillionaires, buy out the Tejon Ranch with couch change and donate it to the State as parkland and a route thru Lebec for HSR. And UP and BNSF get off your duff and litigate PBHSR
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05-08-2014 - 12:11
synonymouse
I could not agree more. Perhaps, just perhaps, the Judge in the TOS litigation will rule they have to put Prop 1a back on the ballot since what they are proposing to build is not compliant. They
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04-26-2014 - 13:18
synonymouse
You have got no argument from me that PBHSR is sheer idiocy. And worse than that - it is being peddled as eco-green, etc. when its true raison d'etre is to enable real estate developers in the high d
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04-25-2014 - 18:29
synonymouse
You have a choice of electrified Caltrain or BART Ring the Bay with a possible undergound thru PAMPA if the locals are willing to pony up the bucks for cut and cover. Quentin Kopp has always favored
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04-23-2014 - 20:00
synonymouse
aka plug doors. Dunno if they are quite as reliable as recessed sliding when you have a lot per train.
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