Re: Efficient use of Railroads

Don't let the Japanese or Europeans find out about this. They are very
> efficient, and successful, in using railroads to move millions of people daily.
Well, yeah, but it doesn't do nearly as much as a Hummer for those
suffering penile insecurity. Or even one of the imitation Hummers - the
H2 or H3 - that should really be called Hummeroids. Like their namesake,
they're always found in close proximity to a--holes.
Besides, public transportation is a commie plot - what are you, some sort
of pinko?
Reply to
Steve Caple
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Commie plot? You've got to be kidding. It was the Italian fascists that made the trains run on time.
Reply to
Ken Rice
My point exactly. It was a fascist plot, not a commie plot.
Reply to
Ken Rice
Yabbut Mussolini was one of them there socialist before he became a fascists, so there! Obvious commie plot if ever there was one.... Probably had WMD's too... ;)
Reply to
Franz T
Ken Rice spake thus:
Yeah, imagine that; and no smileys either for the clue-impaired.
Reply to
David Nebenzahl
Sarcasm? On Usenet? Say it isn't so!
Reply to
Ken Rice
What about "Make Freight Trains Run On Time?" -:)
Reply to
George Conklin
Our formula is different overall. It's different for a number of reasons, not the least of which is population density. Where the US population is dense passenger service is more viable (NE corridor, Sacramento Capitol Corridor, etc).
The idea that a low volume passenger service would ruin a high volume, viable freight service is an amazing claim. And if the freight service isn't viable to start with it would still be nonviable with passenger service. We should not use creative accounting trickery in order to make the money losing passenger service look like it's profitable ... DUH! That doesn't mean supporting a money losing passenger service is wrong. Just be aware that it's being subsidized and why.
What happened to the triple tracking of the Capitol Corridor proposal?
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Reply to
Paul Newhouse
Amtrak itself stated on its web site that freight congestion causes trains to run late.
Reply to
George Conklin
Uncle Pervo couldn't even do that with complete R.O.W. over AmTrak, and that was before his 93 year old trestle burned down.
Reply to
Steve Caple
What are you saying? It would be less viable with more Amtrak?
Reply to
George Conklin
And this is relavent how? Sometimes the system clogs up and things run slow? That's iwth or without Amtrak. Your original position was that adding passenger service (Amtrak) would shift the profit from the freight service to the passenger service. Now you are claiming that the freight service will break the the passenger service? Which is it?
The major railroads in the US are profitable but, you said;
The issue is one of cost and we cannot have money-losing freight service
Which we don't have.
where you can hide the overall costs while declaring profitable passenger service.
Who is claiming that Amtrak is profitable? The railroads are profitable AND that's coexisting with Amtrak, which pays for track usage. So what are you talking about?
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Reply to
Paul Newhouse
No, that's what you were saying. Weren't you paying attention to what you were saying?
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Reply to
Paul Newhouse
You're in good hands with Uncle Pete... Seen the latest Uncle Pete coloring book?
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35plusyears

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