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Old 09-16-2010, 05:48 PM
Location: On the Rails in Northern NJ
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The only two 200mph Northeast / Mid Atlantic lines that will be built over the next 4 decades are the Northeast & Keystone corridors. The line between NYC & Chicago will stop in The Burgh. As for DC , maybe a 120mph diesel line will be built. Then theres the Lehigh Corridor between Harrisburg and Newark that will be 120mph , The Lackawanna line will be 120mph between Hoboken and Binghamton. The I-83 line between Harrisburg and Baltimore that will be 120mph. PA and NYS seem to be the only 2 Northeast / Mid Atlantic states that are dragging there feet on the 2040 plans. Meanwhile states like Massachusetts and Virgina are beating you in rebuilding Rail networks / Urban Transit.
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Old 09-16-2010, 06:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Blackbeauty212 View Post
Actually not really - outside of the Elitist Snobs that look down on anything not NYC.....Alot of people that I tell I'm from Pittsburgh have one of three Reactions

1 - Immediately turns to Steelers/Pens Talk (UGH!), I love my Steelers but hate that it defines peoples knowledge of the Burgh sometimes.

2 - Peaks their curiosity because they've never been and find it interesting for various reasons.

3 - Talk/Questions about the Amazing low COL compared to NYC, and recently heard about the stable job market in the Burgh.

Now once I explain what the present day Pittsburgh is usually directs the conversation.....
I've had the same experience as far as the immediate talk of sports when it comes to saying you're from Pittsburgh. I was in Germany once and when asked where I was from the German started talking about Joe Montana.
Thanks for keeping up the the good work when talking about the Burgh.Pittsburgh has such a rich history because its an old city,it's sad that the residents here don't even know much about their own local history.
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