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01-20-2017 - 15:57
synonymouse
United Railroads morphed into the Market Street Railway, but Muni was always the San Francisco Municipal Railway.
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01-20-2017 - 15:53
synonymouse
Very dangerous crossing at Water St. and Washington St. I have seen 2 crashes there of motorists trying to cross straight from one side of Water to the other. If you want streetcars in Petaluma wi
Forum: Discussion
01-16-2017 - 17:44
synonymouse
As a pedestrian in my Northbay hood I see the entitled blowing stop signs and red lights all the time. They are not afraid of the cops.
Forum: Discussion
01-16-2017 - 17:34
synonymouse
SMART beyond the northside of Sir Francis Drake to serve the corridor would follow 101. BART scorched earth tactics indicated, aerials and all - nothing pretty there to worry about anyway. Tract dev
Forum: Discussion
01-15-2017 - 19:40
synonymouse
Asking the Donald to become a deus ex machina and save us from boondoggle is pretty close to expecting a miracle. There is a slight chance he at some point traveled by car between SF and LA and he kn
Forum: Discussion
01-15-2017 - 10:52
synonymouse
BART broad gauge was a corrupt machination of the SP RR in a mostly successful to discourage any expropriation of any of their important property. Bechtel promised exotic but could not deliver; the
Forum: Discussion
01-14-2017 - 20:29
synonymouse
I think it more likely the doodlebugs would be sold off as-is. The gypsy only knows what will obtain with SMART - the patronage figures are a shot in the dark. That's why SMART is trying to hold o
Forum: Discussion
01-14-2017 - 11:01
synonymouse
NorCalexit.
Forum: Discussion
01-14-2017 - 10:53
synonymouse
'highly professional "knowledge and experience"' is what got us: - moronic BART broad gauge amidst other gratuitous mutations we are paying for now. - CAHSR detoured off to Palmdale and points
Forum: Discussion
01-13-2017 - 15:27
synonymouse
I saw that item. But the iniquity lives, just as with Bechtel. Look at MTC, more job security and longevity than the Pope.
Forum: Discussion
01-13-2017 - 12:52
synonymouse
http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-bullet-cost-overruns-20170106-story.html The incoming Trump DOT team likely to be more critical IMHO. What a shame the Tejon Ranch Co. and Palmdale
Forum: Discussion
01-10-2017 - 17:22
synonymouse
You've got a point. Still then aren't base tunnels to Palmdale after, what, 120 degrees of curvature off in the wrong direction self-proclaimed expert Jerry Brown's wet dream? But since we're pa
Forum: Discussion
01-10-2017 - 14:51
synonymouse
http://www.cahsrblog.com/2017/01/has-caltrain-ridership-hit-a-ceiling/#comment-301212 I could not put it better myself if I tried, as they say.
Forum: Discussion
01-09-2017 - 16:28
synonymouse
GGT wanted to pave over the NWP ROW as a quasi-BRT. Rail is better - even dumb SMART. But the current scheme is not viable; there will be changes when the red ink bleeds.
Forum: Discussion
01-09-2017 - 15:37
synonymouse
Anybody hear any SMART horns today?
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01-08-2017 - 15:46
synonymouse
Mansourian is a lucky guy. He got to wail on the stealth NWP propane car storage and score some environmentalist and nanny brownie points and now he gets to delay the beginning of ops. My guess is
Forum: Discussion
01-08-2017 - 15:28
synonymouse
Can you MU 3 articulated buses? In HART's case they gave up street running capability to kick Amalgamated in the teeth. Driverless.
Forum: Discussion
01-08-2017 - 15:20
synonymouse
AC has trouble with merchants and residents, say in Berkeley, the same way Muni has trouble with ditto on Geary. Bob2 has summed up very well the shortcomings of the BRT concept. Yesterday I was t
Forum: Discussion
01-07-2017 - 19:29
synonymouse
I am a traction and steam fan - never cared much for diesels. To me they belong to the natural and visceral enemy of traction, GM. In the case of the NWP its day in the sun is over; the SP recogni
Forum: Discussion
01-06-2017 - 16:17
synonymouse
The problem with freight on Caltrain lines is that PBCAHSR must then conform to FRA-AAR heavy rules too. These rules, especially after "incidents" tend towards boiler plate and heavier, despite the r
Forum: Discussion
01-06-2017 - 11:47
synonymouse
For one 'cause ostensibly NCRA-NWP and Bosco oppose electrification.
Forum: Discussion
12-29-2016 - 17:10
synonymouse
IGBT motor controls? http://www.railway-technical.com/tract-02.shtml "The reduced size is particularly attractive for low floor vehicles where hub motors can be an effective way of providing tra
Forum: Discussion
12-26-2016 - 20:26
synonymouse
Nudge Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > SHUT YOUR FACE UNTIL YOU KNOW THE REST OF THE > COMPLETE STORY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! > > > > Nudge HAVE SOME RESPECT
Forum: Discussion
12-23-2016 - 18:50
synonymouse
Any fee the NWP is paying SMART is chump change in relation to the cost of rebuilding the trackage for SMART and the damages due to SMART by being limited to FRA-AAR rules and the impossibility of fly
Forum: Discussion
12-23-2016 - 10:09
synonymouse
The NWP benefits from a free rebuild and maintenance thanx to SMART and the taxpayers.
Forum: Discussion
12-22-2016 - 21:30
synonymouse
The guy that owns the NWP also owns the newspapers in Sta. Rosa and Petaluma. Conflict of interest. Expect rank propaganda.
Forum: Discussion
12-15-2016 - 11:55
synonymouse
They are going to have to cut costs and/or find more subsidy funding. The secrecy is part of holding off the day of reckoning. Eventually taxpayers will want to pull the plug, both on SMART and NC
Forum: Discussion
12-15-2016 - 10:00
synonymouse
SMART is preparing for buyers' remorse when the ridership figures finally come in and the farebox recovery. No doubt there will be calls for investigations, audits, and the like. The Northbay is n
Forum: Discussion
12-12-2016 - 20:58
synonymouse
Thru the Presidio, thence in subway under Lombard to Fillmore, thence in tunnel mined under Pacific Hts. to a meeting with the portal of Geary subway around approximately Laguna St.
Forum: Discussion
12-12-2016 - 13:21
synonymouse
SPUR and presumably Lee are already pushing for broad gauge on Geary. Read the paper and use your knowledge of who are the great powers and pets of the Bay Area. Hint: it's the 800lb gorilla whose n
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