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Old 11-25-2010, 06:08 PM
 
Location: On the Rails in Northern NJ
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A system I would like to see would be a Mag/Lev type of passenger train running in the median strip of I-80. The R.O.W already exists. Wind Generators could provide the electricity to power the train. The track could be built on pillars that would raise it high enough so snow drifts would not be a problem. The Mag/Lev could run in weather too bad for airplanes. Some kind of battery/capacitor storage system would have to be built to store surplus electricity for times when enough wind power is not available.

GL2
Maglev trains are so expensive to build , China has opted out of building a network. There building a Regular HSR system which is cheaper , so can you. But your not there yet , only the Northeast , parts of the Midwest , West can build them. You can also raise your High Speed Rail tracks. The Acela runs here in Blizzards , the only thing that can stop the Northeast Corridor is the trees falling on the tracks. But Amtrak is removing the trees form near the tracks.

During the Great 2010 Blizzard


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUFg2dhSgT4

After the Great 2010 Blizzard


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ViJcD2GTi9Q
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Old 11-26-2010, 09:53 AM
 
Location: Nebraska
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My reply to this comment by Nexis4Jersey,
". . . Maglev trains are so expensive to build. . .".
Yes Mag/Lev trains are expensive to build. But by using the Right Of Ways already in place with the median strip of an Interstate highway like that of I-80 across Nebraska the biggest share of the expenses of a rail system would be eliminated. In just about any major project actual construction costs of building are just a fraction of the costs. This kind of nit picking bull***t is one reason our economy is in the tank.

A Mag/Lev system also offers huge savings in upkeep costs over conventional wheel track systems.

GL2
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Old 11-27-2010, 05:23 PM
 
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