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Old April 19th, 2012, 10:51 AM   #381
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Greetings Everyone.

I would like to know when the California high speed rail project will commence?
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Old April 19th, 2012, 12:25 PM   #382
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Greetings Everyone.

I would like to know when the California high speed rail project will commence?
That kind of question doesn't belong in this thread. This is for United States regional railways. Here is the link for United States High Speed Rail...

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1273655
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Old April 19th, 2012, 06:06 PM   #383
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Greetings Everyone.

I would like to know when the California high speed rail project will commence?
And if it was to be answered on this thread the answer would be sometime around when hell freezes over.

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Old April 27th, 2012, 10:00 AM   #384
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Old April 27th, 2012, 03:31 PM   #385
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Diesel trains... you might as well carpool...


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Old April 27th, 2012, 03:41 PM   #386
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For me as a user I don't see any difference if the train is running in diesel or electricity. Or do you mean about ecology?
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Old April 27th, 2012, 05:12 PM   #387
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No offense.
It is still more efficient than carpooling, assuming you get the train fairly full, which is maybe another problem entirely.
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Old April 27th, 2012, 06:48 PM   #388
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No offense.
Well, heavy diesel trains may be not much more CO2 neutral than a car-polling, but they a sure more eco friendly in terms of landuse and also it's immune to severe congestions, which cause rise of CO2 even more.
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Old April 27th, 2012, 07:21 PM   #389
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It is still more efficient than carpooling, assuming you get the train fairly full, which is maybe another problem entirely.
Believe it or not a lot of long distance Amtrak trains often sell out.
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Old April 28th, 2012, 01:14 AM   #390
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For me as a user I don't see any difference if the train is running in diesel or electricity. Or do you mean about ecology?
Of course.
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Old April 28th, 2012, 01:16 AM   #391
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It is still more efficient than carpooling, assuming you get the train fairly full, which is maybe another problem entirely.
Yeah if you get it filled. They should just use some of that sweet Obama money to electrify those suckers
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Old April 28th, 2012, 04:25 AM   #392
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For me as a user I don't see any difference if the train is running in diesel or electricity. Or do you mean about ecology?
Do you care about safety? Do you realize in case of crash electrical trains are much more unlikely to have mass causalities due to fire? Do you realize tunnel traffic is much more dangerous with a diesel loco that might catch fire? And what about increased vibrations? And what about their lower ability to draw extra power for higher grades? All the need for fuel storage?

So, no, it's not just about ecology. It is primarily about safety.
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Old April 28th, 2012, 04:37 AM   #393
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Do you care about safety? Do you realize in case of crash electrical trains are much more unlikely to have mass causalities due to fire? Do you realize tunnel traffic is much more dangerous with a diesel loco that might catch fire? And what about increased vibrations? And what about their lower ability to draw extra power for higher grades? All the need for fuel storage?

So, no, it's not just about ecology. It is primarily about safety.
Last I checked, diesel ain't flammable.
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Last I checked, diesel ain't flammable.
Uh, what?

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Suburbanist above; claiming that somehow diesel locos are more at risk of fire.
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Old April 28th, 2012, 01:18 PM   #396
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Last I checked, diesel ain't flammable.
Impossible. If diesel were not "flamable", it couldn't be used as a liquid fuel as easy as it is first place!!!
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As a kid I tried igniting a small amount of diesel with matches and it refused to burn. Diesel fuel is combustible, but not flammable, it has a flash point between 52C and 96C. Gasoline is flammable, with a flash point of -43C. Military prefers diesel for armored vehicles for this reason. You can check the definitions of terms flash point, flammable and combustible on Wikipedia. But not being flammable doesn't mean diesel vehicles are resistant to fire, just that it's less likely and safer.
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"... This efficiency[14] and its [of diesel] lower flammability than gasoline[15] are..."
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The single tracked parts of Port Washington branch really needs to be double tracked. one of the busiest LIRR routes...
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