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Old March 1st, 2010, 04:37 PM   #61
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North Melbourne shots look pretty good too.
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Old March 1st, 2010, 05:17 PM   #62
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I like Titan station in Bucharest a lot...quite a decent feat of engineering:

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Old March 4th, 2010, 04:58 AM   #63
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I once saw an old map of what Los Angeles did have. They sure got rid of a lot! LA was criss-crosed with an amazing amount of rail/tram lines.
Don't remind us Los Angeles once had the largest rail system in the world, who would've of thunk it huh?. It was WAY over a thousand miles of track. It baffles me when I see this map because I live here and know the distances. If you look at the map, it even climbed the mountains in the north (Mt Lowe) there were resorts up there.

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Must say I'm pleasantly surprisied by Los Angeles's efforts here: since it is a city which has developed a very bad reputation for previously shutting its PT systems down.
Yes, but it is costing us dearly for that dreadful mistake. Whom ever the Mayor was back then who killed our Red and Yellow Electric Car System should be resurrected and shot at the spot.



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Old March 4th, 2010, 06:35 AM   #64
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Old March 7th, 2010, 12:55 PM   #65
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Must say I'm pleasantly surprisied by Los Angeles's efforts here: since it is a city which has developed a very bad reputation for previously shutting its PT systems down.
Most of that was because the city controller at the time hated the Hunnington family that owned the pacific electrified rail company (aka red car) and and began dismanteling the system. Also with the construction of the Interstate system LA began to sprawl and it was growing faster than the red car could expand. Not to mention CA's regulatory burden started to grow to unsustainable levels for private rail companies unless you were doing intercity rail (hence why most local lines are now either private/public partnerships or fully govt owned. Also why it takes years to get a system built. INstead of having a private company looking at the most profitable routes city controllers, congressman, and city council members steer projects in ways they have no idea about to pander to constituents and other interests in their district.

I still say if hunington were alive today, even starting where we are at with our current metro system he could cut the cost per mile in half and increase the construction speed.
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Oberhausen (Germany), Neue Mitte station:



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