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Politically, I think that's 66 Senators ... The standard is to think of fast rail for California and for Boston/DC, and the rest of the country gets nothing.

Good point.

Regarding Interstate exits, if that troubles your Kossack readers so much, please point them to European examples of high-speed lines along highways in practice. Best the HSL Zuid line in the Netherlands and Belgium, to be opened at the end of this year, because that crosses flat terrain like Florida:


(You can find lots of other pictures of the Antwerp-Rotterdam section here.)

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Sat Mar 24th, 2007 at 07:12:10 PM EST
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Thank you, thank you, thank you!

I was not aware of this ... while Oz is further advanced in rail than America, its still only just now getting out from under a "protect what we have" attitude into an attitude of modern systems being used to servce additional transport tasks.

I've been accused of being a Marxist, yet while Harpo's my favourite, it's Groucho I'm always quoting. Odd, that.

by BruceMcF (agila61 at netscape dot net) on Sat Mar 24th, 2007 at 07:17:07 PM EST
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Further lines alongside highways: the line from Bruxelles to the German border (hilly terrain); almost all German lines, including Cologne-Frankfurt

(low mountains) have sections alongsaide highways, new Italian lines too, especially Milan-Bologna (opens soon) and Turin-Milan (half opened):

...some sections of all TGV lines:

...and the Channel Tunnel Rail Link.



*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Sat Mar 24th, 2007 at 08:51:26 PM EST
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Man, you are writing my next dKos HSR diary for me! Thanks again!

I've been accused of being a Marxist, yet while Harpo's my favourite, it's Groucho I'm always quoting. Odd, that.
by BruceMcF (agila61 at netscape dot net) on Sat Mar 24th, 2007 at 08:57:46 PM EST
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Pleased to help you :-) Our cause is common.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Sat Mar 24th, 2007 at 08:58:57 PM EST
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Bruce -- You are aware of the railroad diaries and railroad passion here, no???

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by a siegel (siegeadATgmailIGNORETHISdotPLEASEcom) on Sat Mar 24th, 2007 at 11:11:33 PM EST
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Mate, I actually contributed to a double decker train diary, when the diarist did not realize that NSW relies almost exclusively on double deckers

I've been accused of being a Marxist, yet while Harpo's my favourite, it's Groucho I'm always quoting. Odd, that.
by BruceMcF (agila61 at netscape dot net) on Sun Mar 25th, 2007 at 12:58:06 AM EST
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Mea culpa ... hard to keep track who is involved where ...

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by a siegel (siegeadATgmailIGNORETHISdotPLEASEcom) on Sun Mar 25th, 2007 at 09:27:16 AM EST
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No surprises there ... weeks can go by when I only read the EuroTrib without commenting.

I've been accused of being a Marxist, yet while Harpo's my favourite, it's Groucho I'm always quoting. Odd, that.
by BruceMcF (agila61 at netscape dot net) on Mon Mar 26th, 2007 at 11:27:33 AM EST
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