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12-18-2014 - 12:51
synonymouse
Never happen unless PB is the engineering consultant.
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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?
Forum: Discussion
10-20-2014 - 12:55
synonymouse
http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-newton-column-palmdale-rail-cars-20141020-column.html
Forum: Discussion
10-15-2014 - 17:22
synonymouse
Massive conflict of interest. A quasi government agency making sure its vested companies get well taken of by the State. crony capitalism
Forum: Discussion
10-14-2014 - 18:22
synonymouse
Y4YG6 is an old and tired synonymouse who does not pay enough attention to what he writing.
Forum: Discussion
09-30-2014 - 13:52
synonymouse
Palmdale deserves enhanced rail service but not on the CAHSR proof of concept, that is if you want it to succeed. http://www.cahsrblog.com/2013/06/the-truth-about-tejon/
Forum: Discussion
09-30-2014 - 13:42
synonymouse
I heard the CSRM in Sac has the original plans in their collection.
Forum: Discussion
09-30-2014 - 11:03
synonymouse
Tehachapi is Creationism Tejon is Evolution
Forum: Discussion
09-29-2014 - 11:23
synonymouse
The specs are being written by real estate developers.
Forum: Discussion
09-29-2014 - 09:38
synonymouse
Yes, I do have a better idea. It is called Tejon, I-5, Altamont. PB job #1: take care of the Tejon Ranch Co.'s interests.
Forum: Discussion
09-28-2014 - 11:23
synonymouse
http://www.bakersfieldcalifornian.com/local/x167886582/High-speed-rail-faces-tough-climb-over-Tehachapis crazy train indeed Hint: "PB" stands for "Party Bosses".
Forum: Discussion
09-17-2014 - 10:31
synonymouse
I think I would go with trolley poles, even with all their shortcomings.
Forum: Discussion
09-04-2014 - 18:41
synonymouse
And Brown's pet judiciary is just as bad. The Appeals Court overruled the Sacramento judge's finding against the CHSRA, commenting the strictures of Prop 1a imposed a "financial straitjacket". Of co
Forum: Discussion
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
Forum: Discussion
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
Forum: Discussion
08-20-2014 - 18:48
synonymouse
Very enjoyable. Thanks, Snuffy.
Forum: Discussion
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.
Forum: Discussion
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
Forum: Discussion
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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