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I would compare and contrast a train travel along the Rhine valley between Cologne and Frankfurt (scenery upon scenery) to one along the new high-speed line between the two (some nice short views of mountains and valleys, but in no small part sound barriers -- or tunnels), maybe even stops along the way for the first. (The same for car drivers: compare a travel along an old country road to one along a highway.) While I am not against high-speed rail (and until there is air travel, I won't accept arguments against them based on our age of haste), I do see where the argument comes from.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Mon Mar 26th, 2007 at 06:33:16 AM EST
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To say it yet another way: while I am enthusiastic about the 57 km Gotthard Base Tunnel built in Switzerland, which will greatly accelerate both freight and passenger traffic, should I go to Switzerland again as tourist and travel to -- say -- Lugano, I'd go on the old mountain line even if only local trains remain.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Mon Mar 26th, 2007 at 06:46:54 AM EST
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