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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
Forum: Discussion
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
Forum: Discussion
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.
Forum: Discussion
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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08-02-2016 - 10:02
synonymouse
http://transdef.org/Blog/Whats_hot_assets/SNCF%20Presentation.pdf The French proposed a Tejon alignment - naturally the Ranch loathed that idea and has lobbied against it from the outset.
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08-01-2016 - 14:49
synonymouse
The French did want to come in and do it - via Tejon. They came up against the Ranch.
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08-01-2016 - 10:49
synonymouse
quite so
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07-27-2016 - 21:52
synonymouse
I find Conan pretty entertaining, tho forcedly politically correct as are all his rival late nite douches, what Craig Ferguson used to call himslef and them. Conan's quite bright and has a fabulous me
Forum: Discussion
07-27-2016 - 16:46
synonymouse
No dumber than the pols who killed streetcars in the OC nor those who route alleged HSR on a sharp right detour at Burbank in the wrong direction to pander to some real estate developers.
Forum: Discussion
07-27-2016 - 10:41
synonymouse
Do you really have to ask? Do you think the Crazy Train is going thru the Tejon Mountain Village proposed golf course? Owning the government is the best investment one could possibly make.
Forum: Discussion
07-26-2016 - 00:18
synonymouse
I get regular letters from a developer who wants yuppie housing blocks surrounding the grain elevators, the NWP's only business AFAIK. It should have been streetcars instead of doodlebugs. And the
Forum: Discussion
07-25-2016 - 20:00
synonymouse
http://www.eastbaytimes.com/breaking-news/ci_30163921/bay-area-housing-costs-have-smart-commuter-rail
Forum: Discussion
07-23-2016 - 20:55
synonymouse
Good news. Now can one dream Uncle Warren should pony up some couch change to rebuild them?
Forum: Discussion
07-14-2016 - 20:09
synonymouse
But can you picture what BART-Bechtel beer cans would like like after a crash even at a much slower speed? They literally swaybacked due to lack of structural integrity. The Bechtels should have bee
Forum: Discussion
07-14-2016 - 19:56
synonymouse
Is the Miami Beach LRV some sort of conduit system or some sort of induction scheme? Any electrolysis issues here? What's wrong with catenary - it works. Screw the prissy architects.
Forum: Discussion
07-14-2016 - 11:18
synonymouse
Did you see the aerial shot of the wreck in Puglia? From my perspective the cars did not particularly jackknife but the colliding cars simply collapsed. Lesson is when riding this line stay in the
Forum: Discussion
07-14-2016 - 00:18
synonymouse
Maybe because when these cars collide they squash passengers like bugs. Think about what would obtain if some BART aluminum beercan cattlecars went bump big time. They went swayback just from the
Forum: Discussion
06-28-2016 - 23:57
synonymouse
The public has to pay for the CrazyTrain to Palmdale to benefit some real estate developers. Streetcars and light rail just different by a degree. They should use the same voltage; Seattle messed
Forum: Discussion
06-28-2016 - 21:15
synonymouse
The special interests behind gadgetbahns like monorail(think Vegas)are auto-centric if not downright highway lobby guys. They fear light rail because it works better, tho not perfectly.
Forum: Discussion
06-28-2016 - 18:20
synonymouse
Bad news, but then I am reminded of that picture of Walt and Jesse Haugh in front of a bus with a destination sign Disneyland. Base tunnels to Palmdale are much stupider than streetcars in Anaheim.
Forum: Discussion
06-28-2016 - 10:50
synonymouse
"Yet only the most determined wonk would have discovered these comparisons." Not really. All you have to do is look at the idiotic, gerrymandered routing to see this thing is doomed to bleed red i
Forum: Discussion
06-12-2016 - 00:17
synonymouse
The Sacramento St. cable in color - how cool.
Forum: Discussion
06-03-2016 - 22:28
synonymouse
MTC is a BART asset.
Forum: Discussion
06-02-2016 - 23:55
synonymouse
Jerry Brown and the California Establishment plan on an infinite population growth. LA from border to border. Teeming hordes crammed into highrise hellholes with just enough air to last the nite.
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