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03-15-2015 - 11:13
synonymouse
LA, and Jerry Brown and his friends at the Tejon Ranch and in Palmdale, can always demand they dam Yosemite. After all what is more important and pictoresque, a few rock faces or a whole bunch more t
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03-13-2015 - 12:06
synonymouse
This is not high speed rail, but a collection of regional commute ops connected by a backwoods detour. The raison d'etre is sprawl, California's job #1.
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03-10-2015 - 23:34
synonymouse
top of the line Buick - 4 portholes on the side
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03-03-2015 - 12:35
synonymouse
I could not agree more. Meantime Tutor is mulling a change order. As if we did not expect that.
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02-25-2015 - 12:14
synonymouse
Fox News is reporting the truck is not believed to have been really stuck on the tracks. The emergency brake was on and apparently the driver had already taken off. http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/
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02-24-2015 - 22:34
synonymouse
remember seeing a photo
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02-24-2015 - 22:33
synonymouse
Sorry about the error. I do remember seeing a taken from above of a lone NWP Budd RDC in a scenic canyon on the way to Eureka in a Trains magazine pictorial on the West in the late fifties. I'd say
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02-24-2015 - 19:41
synonymouse
SMART lives in another universe. It is like a museum op. I think they chose doodlebugs to be historically correct; they used to run Budd RDC's. SMART will eventually experience crossing fatal
Forum: Discussion
02-22-2015 - 21:47
synonymouse
"Geary *SHOULD* belong to the Muni, but the Muni has no plans to do anything with it" Ed Lee has plans for Geary; it is called BART. Muni cannot do anything because Lee and his friends downtown wa
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02-22-2015 - 13:10
synonymouse
2 man operation? They will blow thru their cash. They ought to be able to develop a two-section articulated bus that can handle the winds on the GG Bridge.
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02-22-2015 - 12:15
synonymouse
"...no interurban line ever paid for itself and the few that survived did so with public money." Is that SMART or is that SMART? To a tee. Now if you did not want the passenger service to be a
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02-21-2015 - 22:09
synonymouse
If you cannot afford the wire, you cannot afford a train. How ever did the McNears build the P&SR, wire and all, in 1903, with their own money? Of course, if your real purpose(think Doug Bosco)i
Forum: Discussion
02-21-2015 - 20:28
synonymouse
There aren't any old hippies around - unless you count poseurs. DMU's are for those too tight to hang wire or prissy architects who call OC visual pollution but who love highrises, true blight in t
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02-21-2015 - 20:11
synonymouse
When I was a kid, my parents and really the parents of all my friends, were damned afraid that people would call us commies for shooting off our mouths all the time. Well, we continued to spout off,
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02-21-2015 - 19:47
synonymouse
Who cares?; creosote has been around forever. The 101 corridor in Marin is as ugly as hell anyway and getting more so with every tacky development. Yuppies, trendies and nannies of Marin - if you
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02-19-2015 - 12:19
synonymouse
The first crossing fatality will see an agonizing reappraisal and speeds lowered to a typical light rail 55mph.
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02-18-2015 - 23:09
synonymouse
I patched that item over to the HSR blog site. Jerry should be able to match that easily at Palmdale-Mojave.
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02-18-2015 - 20:40
synonymouse
Those are some homely doodlebuggies. But I do like all the stuff on top - kinda retro.
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02-13-2015 - 18:59
synonymouse
All due respect, I suggest you are "misunderestimating" the infinite institutional ambition and hubris of BART. The initial scheme was via the Richmond-San Rafael but MTC knows Marin would rebel at
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02-13-2015 - 12:33
synonymouse
SMART is not that popular in the Northbay. Here are some issues: 1. The NWP line is from the 19th century and features many curves and grade crossings. Most roads hereabouts are very congested a
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02-08-2015 - 18:44
synonymouse
"The Big Lie" - that's how it's done. Willie Brown came out and told the truth about it. If MTC is involved with the SR depot issue you are SOL.
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02-05-2015 - 22:20
synonymouse
Railroad experience in some instances is a liability. Look at what happened at Roelof Van Ark for performing his job responsibly and professionally and looking out for the taxpayers. Canned and
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02-03-2015 - 11:30
synonymouse
Know-nothing does not seem to be stopping Jerry Brown. He is an ignoramus when it comes to railroads.
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02-03-2015 - 11:05
synonymouse
I get the impression Brown and Richards may have more of a serious impasse in the Sylmar-Sta. Clarita region. I am unfamiliar with the area but it appears there is simply not a handy "ghetto" there,
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02-02-2015 - 21:41
synonymouse
If the CSRM has indeed allowed the Santa Fe gift locomotives to be ruined I could not foresee any hope of rebuilding the 4294. Maybe the CSRM should gift those 2 to somebody else, maybe back east.
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02-02-2015 - 16:20
synonymouse
I could see the Hudson, but the 6000 class was kinda their updated replacement. In California it seems to me there are more pressing needs - like getting the 2 Santa Fe locomotives in Sac better ho
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02-02-2015 - 11:04
synonymouse
In the summer of 1959 I got the chance to visit in Altoona with a relative in the extended family and who was retired from the Pennsylvania. I believe he had been a hostler. He told me the T-1's
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01-30-2015 - 18:48
synonymouse
Thanks for the correction. I remember those now; they were the ones diverted from St. Louis in 1906 to help rebuild the City. Maybe Muni just scrapped the Jewett 100's as fast as they could. AFAIK
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01-29-2015 - 19:58
synonymouse
Thanks very much for the link. Some great shots of the #7 Haight line, especially one on the ROW thru Golden Gate Park. One photo shows a Haight Street 100 series car repainted in Muni livery an
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