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09-26-2016 - 12:20
synonymouse
San Rafael did not want loco-hauled; they were afraid of long trains(read wine trains)blocking intersections. If you cannot afford the wire, you cannot afford the rail. As they say, pass the popco
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09-26-2016 - 10:07
synonymouse
A gerrymandered commute detour of CAHSR does not actually serve the real needs of CA residents and taxpayers. Antonovich would have I-5 going thru Palmdale.
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09-25-2016 - 22:19
synonymouse
A local commute line is the responsibility of local agencies. The Palmdale Detour was a device to get the State to pay for a local service. Of course, you could say the same for Caltrain. I guess
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09-25-2016 - 20:30
synonymouse
"The journey from Bakersfield in the Central Valley to Burbank will require about 36 miles of underground passage, the most challenging tunneling project in the nation’s history." Tejon does not re
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09-23-2016 - 20:19
synonymouse
"The proposal gaining most public attention has been worked out by Dr. Cecil Dunn, economic analyst and engineer and professor of economics at Occidental College, who has been one of the pioneers in t
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09-23-2016 - 17:16
synonymouse
"A 1950 effort to build a pair of tunnels just east of the Grapevine route for an even faster rail route was promoted by shippers and Occidental College economics professor Dr. Cecil Dunn." http://
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09-22-2016 - 20:08
synonymouse
http://www.calrailnews.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/crn0416finalonline.pdf I never heard anything of this before. Is it genuine or a fiction?
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09-22-2016 - 19:13
synonymouse
The longer they wait the larger the stash of subsidy cash underwriting the operating losses and the longer they can delay the agonizing reappraisal.
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09-16-2016 - 10:43
synonymouse
Do they have a CHP test for driving while arrogant?
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09-09-2016 - 10:49
synonymouse
Don't worry - they are required to sign a loyalty oath to Nancy Pelosi.
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09-05-2016 - 20:50
synonymouse
John Friendly tells it: "We've got the fattest piers in the fattest harbor in the world." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VfXFbuW47kA Lee J. Cobb should have received an oscar for John Frie
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09-03-2016 - 10:04
synonymouse
But V-2's and Messerschmidt jets would have in a few years' time rendered it obsolete. And remember the political division in France was not that different from Spain. L'Action Francaise.
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09-02-2016 - 22:54
synonymouse
But the Maginot Line enjoyed enough political support to get built. It might even have had some more utility if the Germans did not have 10 times as many tanks as the French in 1939. And military le
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09-01-2016 - 13:12
synonymouse
Well, some are saying the BART Empire does not covet Livermore anymore.
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09-01-2016 - 13:10
synonymouse
I believe PBf is looking at 3.5% gradients in the Tehachapis.
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09-01-2016 - 09:51
synonymouse
http://www.hsr.ca.gov/Programs/Statewide_Rail_Modernization/Project_Sections/palmdale_burbank.html Evidently there's a new iteration herein with mostly tunnel. Why a quasi-base tunnel to Nowhere?
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09-01-2016 - 09:29
synonymouse
http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2016/08/31/quieter-bart-new-wheel-profile-to-cut-screeching-noise-by-half-agency-claims/ Geniuses in the mind of their PR department and the mouthpiece local media.
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08-31-2016 - 18:41
synonymouse
Build the bloody line thru Tejon the Santa Fe wanted a century ago.
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08-31-2016 - 13:24
synonymouse
Perhaps it is the Duwag heritage. I got a tour of their plant in Krefeld in 1970.
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08-28-2016 - 13:43
synonymouse
LV can use it to dispatch its homeless to LaLa.
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08-18-2016 - 14:12
synonymouse
So better pick out a seat on one of the middle cars in this squashable train.
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08-18-2016 - 09:38
synonymouse
How do ‘state-of-the-art lightweight aluminium EMUs’ meet FRA crunch resistant standards up against a freight train?
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08-17-2016 - 15:11
synonymouse
Hell no. Buy out or otherwise acquire NWP and abandon it. Abide by FTA regs not FRA.
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08-16-2016 - 18:55
synonymouse
nice graphic
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08-16-2016 - 10:27
synonymouse
Broad gauge was and is a flop. WMATA and MARTA knew better. BART did not even take advantage of the wider gauge to build a wider car. BART-Bechtel did not want to build a railroad - they were ash
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08-15-2016 - 20:13
synonymouse
Imperial BART has budged recently to the extent of dropping the Bechtelian cylindrical wheelset profile for tapered. Only took 40 years or until the Bechtelians had safely died off. The tiny cli
Forum: Discussion
08-15-2016 - 10:01
synonymouse
There will be an "agonizing reappraisal", a term from the Eisenhower era. I am boycotting SMART, on the theory that very poor patronage figures will get a handle on who are the insiders who misconc
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08-04-2016 - 01:03
synonymouse
In the instance of the US senate seat from California the voter gets the choice of, figuratively, Bill or Hillary Clinton. Definitely moving towards a single party system like China, where voting wil
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08-03-2016 - 18:46
synonymouse
Sad news - I remember from the BAERA in the sixties.
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08-02-2016 - 17:41
synonymouse
Nothing conspiratorial - the Tejon Ranch has on the record promised to sue over any Tejon alignment. Developers own Jerry Brown and just about every politician from top to dogcatcher.
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