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01-17-2018 - 19:24
synonymouse
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/carillion-collapse-hs2-high-speed-2-rail-transport-infrastructure-construction-contracts-a8160061.html Think current incarnation of PB and/or Tutor c
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01-17-2018 - 17:32
synonymouse
"What is their backup plan?" is a question that can be asked about so many things SMART.
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01-17-2018 - 00:15
synonymouse
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jj4nJ1YEAp4
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01-16-2018 - 23:59
synonymouse
Your point on commute ops not doing well by or for freight is well taken. So SMART trashes NCRA-NWP. But the glories of automated cars: not so fast. The ritchie riches will not want to give their
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01-15-2018 - 17:18
synonymouse
And on the other side - the Japanese command ordered their people to commit suicide rather than surrender.
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01-14-2018 - 17:47
synonymouse
N.O. wanted to rebuild the Desire line but it was decided subsidence and the old buildings might pose a problem. So they laid track in the French Quarter vicinity on Rampart and St. Claude. 5' - 2 1
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01-14-2018 - 17:26
synonymouse
Courtesy of the Everly Bros.: "All I Have To Do Is Dream" "Dream, dream, dream, dream Dream, dream, dream, dream ... Only trouble is Gee whiz I'm dreamin' my life away ..." You ge
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01-13-2018 - 19:03
synonymouse
lamentable but alas normal state of affairs Figure they are banking this corridor for 22nd century broad gauge.
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01-12-2018 - 10:26
synonymouse
I took a look at the Wikipedia article on Seattle trolley buses but could not see much about the electrical systems on their most recent articulateds. It would seem that powering 2 axles would help w
Forum: Discussion
01-11-2018 - 17:54
synonymouse
Max Headway is Max Hardcore's NZ cousin?
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01-11-2018 - 12:43
synonymouse
I have a suspicion that 2 axles are powered but I did not see any mention of how many traction motors in the Kiepe article. Otherwise I think you would have an underpowered problem, even on the flats
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01-11-2018 - 11:01
synonymouse
http://www.kiepe.knorr-bremse.com/news/press-releases/24-meter-imcae-doppelgelenkbus-auf-der-busworld-kortrijk-2017 A huge bus with 180 passenger capacity - any outfit stateside tried to deploy a b
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01-11-2018 - 10:16
synonymouse
"How could anyone justify a ..."? I doubt anything substantive is going to happen until the Guru of Global Warming is outtahere about a year from now and a younger maximum leader comes in with no p
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01-10-2018 - 23:36
synonymouse
It's Humboldt; the NCRA-NWP functionaries are one toke over the line. Railbank is just more "tripping".
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01-08-2018 - 23:01
synonymouse
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/01/08/highly-classified-us-spy-satellite-appears-to-be-a-total-loss-after-spacex-launch.html He's the perfect guy to take over from Morales and mine Jerry's base tunnels h
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01-07-2018 - 10:38
synonymouse
Crucial is to add some major civil works, such as viaducts, relatively quickly to SMART, to lock in standard gauge OC and fend off BART permanently. Having GGT take over SMART will make matters muc
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01-06-2018 - 17:20
synonymouse
San Rafael did not want loco-hauled passenger trains let alone freights. For that matter SR officialdom appears to be not that thrilled with the doodlebugs. All along the former NWP ROW the long t
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01-06-2018 - 16:20
synonymouse
I am surprised Hopper was not moved by Santa Fe, especially with very few tourists at that time. It is a special place - the shadows in the late afternoon in those canyons.
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01-06-2018 - 14:29
synonymouse
Seconded, but IMHO the corpus delecti of CAHSR sports a second heel, just about as vulnerable. That would be quasi base tunnels to Palmdale.
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01-06-2018 - 14:23
synonymouse
Cool that C&TS is rebuilding ten-wheeler #168. Too bad it cannot go to Santa Fe, which would have been a regular haunt in revenue days. Edward Hopper encountered this class in Santa Fe in 1925:
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01-06-2018 - 10:41
synonymouse
21. CAHSR
http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/opinion/editorials/sd-california-bullet-train-ceo-20171215-story.html
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01-06-2018 - 10:26
synonymouse
Just allowing NCRA-NWP to dictate and impose FRA-AAR heavy freight standards and specs on SMART was a huge, erroneous, egregious political favor. But the in-crowd could not even secure 136lb rail.
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01-06-2018 - 10:19
synonymouse
Things never stay the same. Next year Jerry will be out and likely replaced with someone less interested in transport and more in welfare programs for pet groups. NCRA-NWP not likely to remain a hig
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01-05-2018 - 23:14
synonymouse
So if it is profitable let the State auction it off like Conrail. Sell it to Iowa Pacific - is that what it is called?
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01-05-2018 - 19:22
synonymouse
The NWP would have been abandoned years back without the intervention of the patronage machine. And it was gone for quite a while and no one knew the difference. Ditch the freight and upgrade SMAR
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01-05-2018 - 14:10
synonymouse
It is claimed the 4294 is missing many parts. I dunno what kind of mechanical condition the two Santa Fe locomotives are currently in.
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01-05-2018 - 12:42
synonymouse
In the real world it is a matter of how well you are connected to the Democratic Party patronage machine. And its subsidy monies. And NCRA-NWP is well connected. For now.
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01-05-2018 - 12:39
synonymouse
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/01/05/amd-is-big-winner-from-chip-flaw-fiasco.html
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01-03-2018 - 21:25
synonymouse
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/01/02/intel_cpu_design_flaw/ Now I feel better I resisted the temptation to upgrade my 10 year old Xeons. AMD must be thrilled.
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01-03-2018 - 14:43
synonymouse
We'll see what obtains in a year or so under Gavin, presumably, since he has a lot more campaign money than the others. He was not much into transport as mayor of SF. He missed a good opportunity to
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