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Old 02-09-2009, 06:01 AM
 
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Unfortunately, that is not the most depressing thing about the Kenosha streetcar.
Oh?
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Old 02-09-2009, 11:37 AM
 
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Unfortunately, that is not the most depressing thing about the Kenosha streetcar.
What is?
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Old 02-09-2009, 04:12 PM
 
Location: Prepperland
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Old 02-09-2009, 05:06 PM
 
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they repainted it!




yeah, i can see how dedicated right of way for a smooth and efficient mode of transport can be depressing if you can't have it in your own city.
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Old 02-09-2009, 05:36 PM
 
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The Rail Shall Rise Again!
The urbs will get back on track...
Thus it was written by the Ghost Train in the Sky.
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Old 02-11-2009, 12:19 PM
 
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Found reference to one possible "upgrade" from rail - It's not just mag-lev, but mag-lev in a vacuum tube: vactrain.
Since anything approach mach one will jump its tracks, and folks won't tolerate sonic booms, this may well be the one transportation system that gets us from A to B, faster than anything before.
The lack of air resistance could permit vactrains to move at extremely high speeds, up to 6000-8000 km/h (4000-5000 mph or 5-6 times the speed of sound at sea level and standard conditions).

Anyone know of a cheap way to extrude giant "noodles" of concrete tubing?
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Old 02-11-2009, 03:24 PM
 
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What is?
The fact that nobody was on it.
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Old 02-11-2009, 09:26 PM
 
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The fact that nobody was on it.
Ahh, you have that right.

Vactrain??? That made me motion sick just READING about it.
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