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07-21-2017 - 09:21
synonymouse
http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/Brown-s-cap-and-trade-deal-could-eventually-11303901.php
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07-20-2017 - 20:57
synonymouse
Altamont does not pass thru San Jose, a thus far fatal problem. Just as Tejon does not pass thru Palmdale. PBCAHSR is an amalgam of three commute ops linked by a 3rd rate freight inspired backwood
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07-19-2017 - 22:08
synonymouse
I was unaware of that nuance. I'll use skyrise henceforth.
Forum: Discussion
07-19-2017 - 20:59
synonymouse
Who remembers the Cable Car Nymphomaniac...? The concept of independent branches of government as checks and balances failed with urbanization and the modern patronage machine. Why Jerry Brown and
Forum: Discussion
07-19-2017 - 20:31
synonymouse
The Maginot Line must be built.
Forum: Discussion
07-19-2017 - 14:15
synonymouse
Trolley coaches on Geary with storage at an expanded Presidio Yard-Geary Carhouse. Possibly triple section articulated buses, even diesel currently. In time a trolley coach subway from the general a
Forum: Discussion
07-18-2017 - 22:59
synonymouse
http://www.sfgate.com/news/bayarea/article/Sfmta-Board-To-Vote-On-Geary-Brt-Project-11295543.php "It is expected to speed up travel times for bus riders by as much as 20 minutes round trip and incr
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07-17-2017 - 22:58
synonymouse
My most prominent memory of Niagara Falls was on the way there in 1954 looking out of the window of the family car right around Erie, Pa. at a long line of dead NYC locomotives being dragged by a lone
Forum: Discussion
07-17-2017 - 22:45
synonymouse
Now that's an inscrutable remark. I know you can use a blacklight to spot a bacterial infection on the skin, but... Inscrutable is a good reference - I am thinking of China which has laid down a w
Forum: Discussion
07-17-2017 - 20:38
synonymouse
Manhattan is a "great thing"? To me 100 story buildings are just architect erectile dysfunction; they know the higher they are(contrary to Budd Schulberg)the less likely they are to fall. As in urba
Forum: Discussion
07-17-2017 - 13:42
synonymouse
Belpaire fireboxes is more accurate.
Forum: Discussion
07-17-2017 - 13:37
synonymouse
I think the Pennsylvania was an eccentric road in some ways in the context of other American rr's, like say the NYC. They liked Belpaire boilers, opted for a big electrification and eschewed articula
Forum: Discussion
07-17-2017 - 10:47
synonymouse
Don't mean to be too negative but your evaluation of the T1 contradicts what I heard from a relative in 1959 who was a retired hostler with the Pennsylvania in Altoona. He said they slipped and they
Forum: Discussion
07-16-2017 - 19:25
synonymouse
The purpose of PBCAHSR is not to make money nor to compete with airlines between LA and SF. It is to provide commute service enabling real estate exploitation, i.e., sprawl. Earth to Jerry Brown:
Forum: Discussion
07-14-2017 - 21:07
synonymouse
It always bothers me when I see the media make a big deal out of some picayune corruption by some piddling functionary like Mayor Rizzo of Bell or some accountant embezzling a few grand here and there
Forum: Discussion
07-14-2017 - 20:08
synonymouse
AFAIK Las Vegas is not mentioned once in Prop 1a. Besides what is the rest of California doing paying for a line from LA to Sin City so suckers can drop their social security and welfare checks out
Forum: Discussion
07-14-2017 - 19:30
synonymouse
sorry, high desert real estate developers
Forum: Discussion
07-14-2017 - 19:28
synonymouse
CAHSR was sandbagged by a whopping detour to Palmdale and Tehachapi to benefit high estate real estate developers and to avoid the planned but still holiest of holies TMV golf course curiously sited a
Forum: Discussion
07-11-2017 - 15:14
synonymouse
Selling off the Ukiah depot?
Forum: Discussion
07-09-2017 - 10:55
synonymouse
I was thinking SMART doodlebugs alone on 136lb. - anecdotally I am suggesting the heavier rail will stay better aligned longer with no maintenance. But it would be cool to see what would be essenti
Forum: Discussion
07-09-2017 - 10:06
synonymouse
Unfortunately the demise of NCRA/NWP comes too late to avoid the rigors of FRA-AAR heavy freight rules being imposed on SMART. And with that too bad they did not go to 136lb. rail instead of 115lb.
Forum: Discussion
07-08-2017 - 22:07
synonymouse
But it can make a fine interurban line to SF. Of course it will produce density and gentrification pressures, but that is already under way and would be much worse with BART 10 cattlecar trains. O
Forum: Discussion
07-08-2017 - 21:20
synonymouse
Possibly the wet winter allowed for more local forage-feed production. As everything dries out maybe there will be need for importing more. But you have to ask what was the dynamic, the changes th
Forum: Discussion
07-08-2017 - 11:56
synonymouse
24. Re: FYI
Thanks for the great stuff. I remember Alamosa too.
Forum: Discussion
07-05-2017 - 15:25
synonymouse
Gavin is ahead but if an LA personality would get the nod I would have to belive it would be Villaraigosa. He has seniority and the Party hierarchy these days seems to reward dues paid. Consider Jer
Forum: Discussion
07-04-2017 - 17:58
synonymouse
Follow the history. In 1964 the part of the NWP you are referring to was utterly destroyed and the SP spent quite a bit of money at the time to reconstruct. They did it because there was considerabl
Forum: Discussion
07-04-2017 - 14:07
synonymouse
Could very well turn out SMART will need a shutdown plan as well. The capital property(including line thru Schellville) belongs to SMART, but I doubt SMART(or GGT if it ends up with SMART)will want t
Forum: Discussion
07-03-2017 - 18:47
synonymouse
Viva La Reconquista, ese!
Forum: Discussion
07-02-2017 - 13:54
synonymouse
San Rafael never much seemed to be into tourists; they opposed loco hauled, which could morph into quasi wine trains. And despite their political clout they have never to my knowledge effectively p
Forum: Discussion
07-02-2017 - 09:50
synonymouse
Don't feel sorry for the Marin taxpayers - they can revise this thing whenever they want but so far they continue to drink the koolaid. They are like the saps who continue to to frequent the Graton
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