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01-28-2015 - 19:39
synonymouse
What is the maximum gradient?
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01-19-2015 - 20:08
synonymouse
Severe electrical arcing - but no smoking gun as the source or cause? What are the lessons for 3rd rail BART?
Forum: Discussion
01-19-2015 - 12:19
synonymouse
M.M. O'Shaughnessy placed a bond issue measure on the ballot in 1917 to extend the J line thru the Bernal Cut but it failed due to opposition from the United Railroads. The inability of Muni to acq
Forum: Discussion
01-17-2015 - 17:02
synonymouse
No, I am not when I see the incredible amount of money blown on BART. horizontal money pit. $150k/yr station agents
Forum: Discussion
01-17-2015 - 13:07
synonymouse
I suggest that the optimal Tejon, I-5, Altamont, Dumbarton default route could break even with sustained operating speeds around 160mph. Basically express. I like the median because it would make it
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01-15-2015 - 18:48
synonymouse
Thanks. Siemens using said IGBT's?
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01-15-2015 - 17:33
synonymouse
Kinda looks like a PCC: http://www.railwaygazette.com/news/urban/single-view/view/single-section-tram-on-test.html What's IGBT?
Forum: Discussion
01-15-2015 - 16:37
synonymouse
I assume that was the celebrated Barry Zoeller. The CEO of TR sits on the Bakersfield Californian board. One big happy Establishment.
Forum: Discussion
01-15-2015 - 11:42
synonymouse
...Caliente...
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01-14-2015 - 21:01
synonymouse
There is nothing nebulous about the Tejon issue. Palmdale threatened a lawsuit if Tehachapi were dropped and Barry Zoeller, spokesman of the Tejon Ranch Co. promised the latter would fight any Tejon
Forum: Discussion
01-14-2015 - 11:18
synonymouse
What PB is building now is effectively the same route Kopp, Diridon, and all the rest of the insiders and influence peddlers planned from the outset. The Tejon Ranch Co. and Palmdale real estate deve
Forum: Discussion
01-14-2015 - 10:15
synonymouse
PB propaganda. Burbank to Palmdale, Mojave, Caliente - the most expensive commuter rr ever built?
Forum: Discussion
01-10-2015 - 18:28
synonymouse
Don't get Doug Bosco's panties all in an uproar.
Forum: Discussion
01-07-2015 - 17:37
synonymouse
The point is to spend as much of Other Peoples Money as possible and transfer it to crony companies. After a time you realize that "OPM" translates pretty much to "PPM". As in Poor Peoples Money,
Forum: Discussion
12-31-2014 - 19:50
synonymouse
The passengers playing cards reminds me of "The Sting". Robert Shaw as Doyle Lonegan would fit right in. "Ya follow?" Thanks for a great find.
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12-23-2014 - 19:27
synonymouse
Evil Thomas is Evil Santa? The Infrastructure Industrial Complex is unstoppable. So long as there is Other Peoples Money.
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12-22-2014 - 18:30
synonymouse
Doodlebugs cannot handle ramps the way streetcars can. As far as spending money goes the sky is the limit for Jerry Brown. He is prepared to blow billions at the Loop and many more on the Antono
Forum: Discussion
12-18-2014 - 12:51
synonymouse
Never happen unless PB is the engineering consultant.
Forum: Discussion
12-17-2014 - 10:10
synonymouse
If the Eureka extension had not happened before WWI it never would have been built. Apparently the whole line came close to being abandoned in the Depression.
Forum: Discussion
12-17-2014 - 10:04
synonymouse
Jerry Brown is a phoney eco-guru. His PalmdaleBahn is strictly a sop to high desert real estate deveopers and the Tejon Ranch Co., of which he appears to be in abject fear. A true limousine liberal.
Forum: Discussion
12-17-2014 - 00:03
synonymouse
Watch Jerry try to change the law. He makes me think of Robert McNamara. Blind attachment to the program and inability to conceive the failing of his Legacy.
Forum: Discussion
12-16-2014 - 20:56
synonymouse
Is that true? IMHO the initiative process has been effectively canceled except for corporate or union interests who can afford to pay professional signature gatherers. To wit no one wanted to fi
Forum: Discussion
12-08-2014 - 21:55
synonymouse
Photo 10 of 10 shows some interesting trackage. Is this 115lb rail and what kind of seemingly very small ties are those?
Forum: Discussion
12-02-2014 - 18:13
synonymouse
The Koch Bros. may be rich dipshits but how could they be any stupider than Jerry Brown with his idiotic detour through Mojave and Palmdale? It is not high speed rail but subsidized regional commute
Forum: Discussion
11-12-2014 - 11:47
synonymouse
You are dealing with a patronage machine which has turned California into a uniparty state. We'll see how great is their hubris with the next CAHSR contract. Do they have the nerve to steer it again
Forum: Discussion
11-11-2014 - 22:05
synonymouse
Does not work on everybody http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEJPALCqqyE
Forum: Discussion
11-10-2014 - 21:40
synonymouse
There's no help for me. Like narrow gauge; hate broad gauge. Like steam; hate diesels. Go figure. My idea of a good movie is Godzilla chewing on a BART car. On the other hand my idea
Forum: Discussion
11-10-2014 - 18:25
synonymouse
I thought you were old enough to remember Watergate. It would take a RICO investigation and all the resources of the feds to delve into corruption at this high a level. These people write their ow
Forum: Discussion
11-10-2014 - 09:35
synonymouse
http://www.latimes.com/world/mexico-americas/la-fg-mexico-mansion-20141110-story.html In the California context Pena Nieto would be Jerry Brown; Grupo Higa would be PB-Tutor-Bombardier; now what wo
Forum: Discussion
11-05-2014 - 18:39
synonymouse
Cool. How much of this is left and has it any utility?
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