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Old 08-19-2010, 11:49 AM
Location: Jonquil City (aka Smyrna) Georgia- by Atlanta
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Originally Posted by Spraynard Kruger View Post
This idea is derailed before it ever started. There will most likely never be a viable rail system between Vegas and LA. The rights of way are just too expensive.
If you look at it, most of it is just desert and much of it owned by the government now. In the expensive parts of LV and LA, they can just go underground or overhead and just buy air or underground rights and not raze and clear that many existing structures. So it can be done. But it will not be cheap or easy and would require ungodly amounts of workers that would have to be found and employed to build the thing. Probably even more than the Hoover Dam needed.
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Old 08-19-2010, 11:49 AM
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Originally Posted by KevK View Post
While I agree with you that it is not likely, I disagree that it is not possible. It is possible. Especially if Hairy Read is re upped as Senate President. He can bring home the cash to make it happen.

I doubt the voters of California and Nevada would support a Government subsidized rail system. It would have to come from public funding and even then the train would only reach Victorville at best.
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